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    RGL Forensics
    Frank A. Wisehart CPA
    Partner

    505 Montgomery Street
    Suite 600
    San Francisco, CA 94111-

    Phone: 4155931323
    Alternate: 4159568323
    Fax: 4159561405
    Email: fwisehart@rgl.com
    www.rgl.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/rgl-forensics

    Specialties
    RGL Forensics is a leading FORENSIC ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS VALUATION and CONSULTING firm that specializes in the legal, corporate and insurance markets globally. Its accountants and consultants have performed comprehensive financial investigations and valuations for over 40 years. Bringing experience and expertise in a broad range of sectors to clients on every engagement, RGL's investigative accounting, business valuation and financial consulting services deliver clarity in the most complex situations. RGL partners have a long history of serving as financial expert witnesses. They have testified as expert witnesses on the measurement of economic damages, business valuation issues and fraud examinations in dispute proceedings and litigation in State and Federal courts across the U.S. EDUCATION: MBA, Cornell University; BS, Business Administration, Miami University HONORS: Accounting Today Top 100 Firms (2012-2017) Best Firms to Work For (2012-2016) Best Expert Service Provider (2005-2016) PRIOR EXPERIENCE: Frank Wisehart is a court approved expert witness with over 20 years of experience in: forensic accounting; business valuation; IP valuation; family law; transaction due diligence; damages; bankruptcy/reorganization. He is a trusted advisor on the financial implications of strategic transactions and business disputes.
    Degrees/Licenses
    CPA's, ABV's, CFF's, CFE's, MAFF's
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    George A. Jouganatos PhD
    Principal Economist
    George A. Jouganatos, Ph.D. Consulting Group

    2001 T Street
    Sacramento, CA 95811-6823

    Phone: (916) 739-1132
    Alternate: 9167432339
    Fax: (916) 452-3311
    Email: georgej@midtown.net
    www.jouganatos.com

    Specialties
    Economics, finance, management, statistics. Reasonable fees, efficient, responsible, and excellent research, analysis & testimony for business valuations, loss of earnings, income, benefits, retirement, profits, household services & future expenses. Loss calculations owing to injury, death, wrongful termination, employment discrimination & business issues. Labor market studies, surveys, performance measures. Assist in the preparation of interrogatories, discovery and depositions. Excellent track record, client list & references. Much of my litigation consulting is in the Bay Area. Taught numerous MCLE courses on economic analysis.
    Degrees/Licenses
    B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
    Formal Education
    B.S., M.A., Ph.D. (1989), Economics, University of California.
    Previous/Current Position
    More than 27 yrs university faculty: University of California, Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz. California State University, Sacramento, & University of San Francisco. Teach various courses in economics, finance and business management. 25 years consulting experience.
    Honors/Awards
    Faculty Research Fellows Grant from the Center of California Studies (2000 & 2012), California State University, Sacramento; numerous contracts from California state government agencies 1991-2001 for applied research and analysis, incl Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. Chancellor’s Patent Fund Grant, Humanities Graduate Student Research Grant and Teaching Assistant Fellowship.
    Prof. Affil.
    National Association of Forensic Economics, Sacramento County Bar (associate), American Economic Association, Association for Evolutionary Economics, The Friends of Mt. Athos Society.
    Publications
    Two on-line MCLE technical articles and examinations regarding economic analysis in personal injury and employment matters. Three on-line MCLE videos on economic analysis in employment, personal injury and wrongful death, and business cases. Technical article on the issue of the appropriate discount rate in litigation. A seminal research book on the development of the Greek economy. Many technical reports for state agencies. My publications/reports have been cited numerous times by other authors.
    Prior Expert
    25 years’ experience. Cases include employment, business valuations, divorce, injury, death, lost profits, immigration, medical malpractice. Approx 750 cases (state & federal) and 200 law firms. Other states and B.C., Canada. Additionally, applied research and analysis for state government, insurance and financial institutions. Instructor - 22 MCLE seminars. Attended MCLE classes. Interviewed by media for commentaries on economics 50+ occasions. Several public lectures on various topics in economics.
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    Advisors/Experts @ MCS Associates
    Norman Katz
    Managing Partner

    18881 Von Karman, Suite 1175
    Irvine, CA 92612-

    Phone: (949) 263-8700
    Fax: (949) 263-0770
    Email: experts@mcsassociates.com
    www.mcsassociates.com

    Specialties
    Nationally recognized banking / financial services consulting group (established 1973). Experienced litigation consultants / experts: bankers, consultants, economists, accountants, appraisers. Specialties: Banking operations; Lending policies and practices (all types); Real estate transactions / appraisal; Trust, Securities, Investments; Economic analysis; Valuations / damages assessment; forensic accounting, Actuarial analysis.
    Degrees/Licenses
    MBAs, PhDs, CPAs, ASA/MAIs.
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    Mae Lon Ding MBA
    President
    Personnel Systems Associates, Inc.

    P.O. Box 28597
    Anaheim Hills, CA 92809-

    Phone: (714) 281-8337
    Fax: (714) 281-2949
    Email: mding@personnelsystems.com
    http://personnelsystems.com

    Specialties
    Employment discrimination; Executive and employee compensation; Lost wages/benefits; Employability; Performance appraisal; Personnel policies/procedures; Wrongful termination; Determination of "reasonable employee compensation" in business taxation/divorce cases (spouse working in family-owned business), overtime exemption.
    Degrees/Licenses
    MBA, CCP.
  • Steven Bankler CPA
    Steven Bankler, CPA, Ltd.

    9901 IH-10 West, Suite 670
    San Antonio, TX 78230-2246

    Phone: 2106913133
    Alternate: 8886832727
    Fax: 2106913233
    Email: steven@bankler.com
    www.bankler.com
    http://www.LinkedIn.com/pub/steve-bankler/2/470/658

    Specialties
    Accounting Expert Witness since 1994. Certified Forensic Accountant - bankruptcy, IRS, business damages. Certified Financial Forensic - U.S. Senate's only Whitewater Investigative accountant. Reviewed audit of Swiss banks for holocaust victims' assets.
    Degrees/Licenses
    CPA; PFS; Cr.FA; CFF; CGMA.
  • F. Michael Sowerwine CPA, CFF
    Partner
    HSNO

    San Francisco Area Headquarters
    1330 Broadway, Suite 430
    Oakland, CA 94612-

    Phone: 5107400377
    Fax: 5107400190
    Email: msowerwine@hsno.com
    www.hsno.com

    Specialties
    He specializes in the measurement of economic damages and loss of income resulting from business interruption, property loss, employee dishonesty, fraud and third party insurance claims. He has provided investigative accounting assistance for law firms on suspected fraud and arson cases. Mr. Sowerwine was promoted to partner in 2003.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BS, CPA / CFF.
    Formal Education
    BS, University of California at Davis, 1989, Agricultural and Managerial Economics; Continuing Professional Education requirements fulfilled as required by California State Board of Accountancy.
    Reg/Lic
    Certified Public Accountant, State of California Certificate # 76592.
    Prof. Affil.
    Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants; Member San Francisco Property Claims of the Pacific Association.
    Prior Expert
    Mr. Sowerwine has testified as an expert witness on many occasions in Superior Court, Federal Court, arbitrations and insurance appraisals.
  • Gerald Roy Spencer PE
    Expert Witness and Forensic Engineer
    Spencer Engineers, Inc.

    4635 Southwest Freeway, Suite 900
    Houston, TX 77027-7104

    Phone: 7136212482
    Alternate: 8003839685
    Fax: 7136213956
    Email: gspencer@spencerae.com
    www.spencerae.com

    Specialties
    Expert Witness and Forensic Engineer for HVAC, Electrical Power, Lighting, Medical Gases, Fuel and Plumbing Systems. Engineering Expert Construction Contract Administration Expert. Forensic Engineer for mechanical and electrical problems. Final US Government Construction Cost Estimating Expert and Damage Model Documentation Expert. Life Cycle Economic Cost Analysis Report Expert - Energy Consumption Analysis Expert.
    Degrees/Licenses
    P.E.
    Formal Education
    BS, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M, 1961.
    Reg/Lic
    Registered Professional Engineer (TX, IN, AZ); NCEES Certification No. 7447; Record of Professional Engineering Registration in 26 states.
    Previous/Current Position
    Spencer Engineers, Inc. 1971-present; Spencer & Associates, Consulting Engineers 1968-1971; Wyatt C. Hedrick Architects and Engineers, Inc. 1965-1968; Bernard Johnson Engineers, Inc. 1961-1965.
    Prof. Affil.
    Chairman, City of Houston Plumbing Code Review Board - 1970 - present; American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers - 1962 - present; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Society of American Military Engineers; The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers; National Fire Protection Association; American Society of Plumbing Engineers.
    Prior Expert
    Extensive experience as a multi-discipline design AE project manager and Engineer of Record (EOR) for more than 200 federal construction projects in the last 41 years. Has prepared more than 200 Final Government Construction cost estimates. Has extensive experience as the Mechanical and/or Electrical EOR for more than Metals/Metallurgy construction projects during the past 44 years.
  • Barbara Luna PhD
    Partner
    White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna & Hunt

    15490 Ventura Blvd., Suite 300
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403-

    Phone: (818) 981-4226
    Fax: (818) 981-4278
    Email: expert@wzwlh.com
    www.wzwlh.com

    Specialties
    Expert witness testimony for complex litigation involving damage analyses of lost profits, unjust enrichment, reasonable royalties, lost earnings, lost value of business, forensic accounting, fraud investigation, and investigative analysis of liability. 500+ times testifying as an expert witness at trial and arbitration. Excellent communications with extensive testimony experience throughout CA and other states. Experts hold PhDs, MBAs, JD's, CPAs, ASAs, CVAs, ABVs, CGREAs, CFFs and CFEs. Prior Big Four accounting firm experience. Areas: Accounting, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business interruption, business dissolution, cash flows available for support, class actions, construction defects + economic damages, delays and cost overruns, elder abuse, false advertising, fraud, insurance, intellectual property including trademark, patent and copyright infringement, and trade secrets, lender liability, misrepresentations, partnership disputes, personal injury, product liability, professional malpractice, real estate disputes, securities litigation, tracing, trusts & estates, unfair competition, valuation of businesses, white collar crimes, and wrongful termination. Contact: Barbara Luna.
    Degrees/Licenses
    PhD, CPA, CFE, ASA, CVA, ABV, CGREA.
    Formal Education
    PHD - Applied Math - Harvard MBA/JD - UCLA
    Prior Expert
    ***Names to be included under Barbara: Dean Atkinson (who is a CPA, CFE and ABV), John Luna (who is a CPA, CFE, ABV, JD and MBA), Venita McMorris (who has an MA in Economics). All the degrees and licences of the above names should be included in the Degree/Licence section.
  • Nora Ostrofe MBA
    Senior Manager
    HSNO

    San Francisco Headquarters
    1330 Broadway, Suite 430
    Oakland, CA 94612-

    Phone: 5103884415
    Alternate: 5107400376
    Fax: 5107400392
    Email: nostrofe@hsno.com
    www.hsno.com

    Specialties
    Professional, affordable economic loss valuation in business, personal injury (including medical malpractice), wrongful death, employment, and marital litigation. Offices in Southern California also.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BA, Economics, UCLA; MBA, St. Mary's College; Certificate in Accounting, UC Berkeley; Accredited Valuation Analyst, NACVA; Certified Earnings Analyst, AREA.
  • Mark R. Newton CPA
    Vice President, Shareholder
    Hagen, Streiff, Newton & Oshiro, Accountants, PC

    San Francisco Area Headquarters
    1330 Broadway, Suite 430
    Oakland, CA 94612-

    Phone: 5107400374
    Fax: 5107400190
    Email: mnewton@hsno.com
    www.hsno.com

    Specialties
    Qualified expert in State and Federal Court. Nationally recognized and respected authority in the measurement of economic damages, business valuation, business interruption, insurance claim measurement, fidelity / surety bonds, construction claims, fraud investigations, employee dishonesty, and personal injury cases.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BA, CPA, ABV, CFF.
    Formal Education
    BA, Economics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1974; Continuing Professional Education requirements fulfilled as required by California State Board of Accountancy.
    Reg/Lic
    Certified Public Accountant, California, 1979, Certificate # 27261E.
    Honors/Awards
    Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    Prof. Affil.
    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; California Society of Certified Public Accountants; San Francisco Property Claims Association; National Association of Forensic Economists.
    Prior Expert
    Mr. Newton has testified as an expert witness on many occasions in Superior Court, Federal Court, arbitrations and insurance appraisals. He has also testified before the International Trade Commission in Washington, DC regarding a patent infringement case.
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