| Consulting Expert vs. Testifying Expert
Program Type: Recorded Webinar (Audio, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: Previous training or experience with the fundamentals of accounting, finance, economics, and business writing.
Advanced Preparation: Business Valuation background is helpful in understanding the arguments within this presentation.
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: One (1) hour
Fields of Study: Accounting
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The focus of this webinar will address the main differences between consulting experts and testifying experts. Often times in complex litigation both consulting and testifying experts are used; however, in many instances a consulting expert ultimately becomes a testifying expert. In this webinar, the duties of each expert will be addressed along with the relationship between the two engagements.
After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Differentiate between an engagement as a consulting expert and an engagement as a testifying expert
- Identify the duties of the different engagements
- Explain to a client what their duties will be under each engagement
Who Should Attend
Anyone interested in the litigation process or who would like to improve their skills as an expert witness
Darrell Dorrell, CPA/ABV, MBA, ASA, CVA, CMA, CFF
Mr. Darrell D. Dorrell is a founding partner of financialforensics®, a boutique forensic accounting practice in Lake Oswego, OR. He practices in civil and criminal matters throughout the U.S. and has served as an expert witness/consultant in 500 /- matters; additional assignments exceed 1,000 /-. They include alter ego, anti-trust, bankruptcy, breach of contract, estate/gift taxes, family law, fraud, fraudulent conveyance/transfer intellectual property, lost profits, patent, solvency/insolvency, trademark, trade dress, and trade secrets.
A nationally recognized speaker and author, Mr. Dorrell has delivered more than 100 training presentations on forensic accounting-related topics during the last five years. His presentations span 23 states (including 12 state CPA societies), Puerto Rico, and Canada. He has provided training to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Department of Justice (USDOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), American Bar Association, Bankruptcy Bar Association, Oregon Bar Association, Washington Bar Association, American Society of Appraisers (ASA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, Institute of Management Accountants, International Law Enforcement Auditors Association, SEAK, CPAA International, Inc., AGN, Inc., and Turnaround Management Association.
Mr. Dorrell has published more than 70 articles in the American Journal of Family Law, Business Appraisal Practice, CPA Journal, Financial Valuation and Litigation Expert, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal, Litigation Counselor, National Litigation Consultants' Review, The Value Examiner, RIA’s Valuation Strategies, and the United States Attorneys’ Bulletin. Additionally, he has been cited in Bloomberg Wealth Manager, Business Week, IR Magazine, the Portland Oregonian, the Practical Accountant and Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, a New York Times best-seller and authored the forensic accounting chapter in “Valuation for Dummies.” Also, he has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR), WYNC “RadioLab,” the “Small Business Television” network, and the “First Business News Network Television.”
His financial forensics, forensic accounting, investigative, damages, valuation, fraud, and related expertise is extensive. Most significantly, he developed the Forensic Accounting/Investigation Methodology© (FA/IM©), and he co-authored for the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) the March 2005, Vol. 53 No. 2 issue, i.e. Financial Forensics I-Counterterrorism: Conventional Tools for Unconventional Warfare and the May 2005 Vol. 53 No. 3 issue Financial Forensics II-Forensic Accounting: Counterterrorism Tactical Weaponry. Both issues are available via the public site: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/foiamanuals.html.