Financial Expert Witness Challenges and Exclusions: Results and Trends in Federal and State Cases since Kumho Tire
We wish to thank Sharon Freeman, Na Dawson, and Aijun Besio for research assistance. The information contained in this chapter does not represent the views of either PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, or Analysis Group, Inc.
Complex business disputes often require complex financial expert witness testimony. Depending on the nature of the case or the cause of action, financial expert witness testimony could cover a very broad range of accounting, financial, and economic topics. These topics might include historically based analyses, such as the insolvency date of a business or the past profitability of a business. Alternatively, the financial expert witness might testify regarding certain counterfactuals, such as the profitability of a business in the absence of an alleged wrongful act. Finally, a financial ...