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Early Case Evaluation from the Perspective of the Forensic Accountant

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 57 minutes
Recorded Date: September 13, 2017
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11:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • Why Discuss Early Case Assessment?
  • Theories/Types of Economic Damages
  • Considerations Re: Proving/Rebutting Damages
  • Recoverability of Economic Damages
  • Other Early Assessment Cost Considerations
  • Q & A
Runtime: 57 minutes
Recorded: September 13, 2017


Prior to commencing litigation, counsel should consider the potential amounts at stake for their clients as it relates to economic damages and the costs of litigation. Thus, forensic accountants can be an invaluable resource to assist counsel.

This program was recorded on September 13th, 2017.

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New York Law Journal
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Michael Garcia

Litigation Principal
Berdon, LLP

Michael A. Garcia, a principal in Berdon LLP's Litigation, Valuation and Dispute Resolution Group, brings together the experience of an accountant and auditor, the expertise of a dispute consultant, and the perspective of an attorney. Mr. Garcia leverages these skills to provide litigation support services, analysis and quantification of economic damages in commercial disputes, and to investigate occupational fraud and abuse including asset misappropriation and fraudulent financial reporting schemes. His experience encompasses a broad range of disputes, among them breach of contract; partnership and post acquisition disputes; breach of fiduciary duty; copyright, trademark, and patent infringement; and accountants' and auditors' malpractice.

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Paul Ribaudo

Berdon, LLP

Paul Ribaudo is a partner in Berdon LLP’s Litigation, Valuation, & Dispute Resolution Group, with a concentration in forensic accounting and investigative services. His expertise includes forensic investigations and consulting, investigations into alleged fraudulent financial reporting, litigation consulting relating to the application of generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards, accountants’ malpractice, damage calculations, and purchase price disputes. As a certified fraud examiner, Mr. Ribaudo is skilled in all phases of fraud audits and financial investigations.

Mr. Ribaudo is adept in all stages of the litigation process. His experience in litigation matters spans testimony, advice and consultation on motions and pleadings, assistance with witness deposition and interviews, report writing, trial preparation and attendance, and preparation of visual aids and exhibits. He applies this expertise in criminal and civil matters, bankruptcy, arbitration, and mediation. Mr. Ribaudo is qualified as an expert witness in New York State Supreme Court and by the American Association of Arbitrators. He is also qualified as a Court Appointed Forensic Accountant pursuant to New York State Part 36 of the Rules of the Chief Judge.

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