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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
    www.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.
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    George A. Jouganatos PhD
    Principal Economist
    George A. Jouganatos, Ph.D. Consulting

    2001 T Street
    Sacramento, CA 95811-6823

    Phone: (916) 739-1132
    Alternate: (916) 743-2339
    Fax: (916) 452-3311
    Email: george@jouganatos.com
    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 29 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. 27 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. Four on-line MCLE videos on economic analysis in employment, personal injury and wrongful death, business cases, and effective use of experts. 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
    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 - 30 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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    Nora Ostrofe MBA
    Senior Manager
    HSNO

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

    Phone: (510) 388-4415
    Alternate: (510) 740-0376
    Fax: (510) 740-0392
    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.
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    Baker Tilly (formerly RGL Forensics)
    Frank A. Wisehart CPA
    Partner

    505 Montgomery Street
    Suite 600
    San Francisco, CA 94111-

    Phone: (415) 593-1323
    Alternate: (415) 956-8323
    Fax: (415) 956-1405
    Email: frank.wisehart@bakertilly.com
    www.bakertilly.com
    www.linkedin.com/company/baker-tilly-virchow-krause-llp

    Specialties
    In December 2018, RGL Forensics merged with accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly), creating a premier global forensics practice. Baker Tilly's Global Forensics team is a leading FORENSIC ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS VALUATION and CONSULTING practice 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, Baker Tilly's investigative accounting, business valuation and financial consulting services deliver clarity in the most complex situations. Their 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.
    Degrees/Licenses
    CPA's, ABV's, CFF's, CFE's, MAFF's
    Formal Education
    MBA, Cornell University; BS, Business Administration, Miami University
    Honors/Awards
    Accounting Today Top 100 Firms (2012-2017); Best Firms to Work for (2012-2016); Best Expert Service Provider (2005-2016)
    Prof. Affil.
    Baker Tilly International
    Prior Expert
    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.
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    Advisors/Experts @ MCS Associates
    Norman Katz
    Managing Partner

    17731 Irvine Blvd.
    Suite 200
    Tustin, CA 92780-

    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.
  • 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: (510) 740-0374
    Fax: (510) 740-0190
    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.
  • Mark Cohen
    Chief Economist
    Cohen Volk Economic Consulting Group

    1155 Alpine Road
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596-

    Phone: (925) 299-1200
    Fax: (925) 482-0824
    Email: mcohen@cohenvolk.com
    www.cohenvolk.com

    Specialties
    High quality, reasonably priced economic analysis/valuation in business, personal injury, wrongful death, employment discharge and marital litigation. Lost earnings, future care costs, labor/job markets consultation/studies. Develop/broker structured settlements.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BS, MS, MA, Cert. Earnings Analyst, Lic. Life Agent (CA).
    Formal Education
    BS, Finance, University of CA, Berkeley; MS, Finance, Boston University; MA, Counseling, St. Mary's College.
    Reg/Lic
    Certified Earnings Analyst, Lic. Life Agent (CA).
    Previous/Current Position
    Vice President, The Udinsky Group. Adjunct Professor of International Investments, Dominican College. Adjunct Professor of Money and Banking, Statistics and Management, European Business School; Board Member, Bay Area Psychotherapy Training Institute.
    Honors/Awards
    Graduated first in Boston University Master's Program. Honor's Student's Society, University of CA, Berkeley.
    Prof. Affil.
    American Society of Appraisers (Business Valuation); American Rehabilitation Economics Association; American Economic Association; Career Planning Faculty Committee at Dominican College.
    Publications
    3, "The Economics of Employment Discharge."
    Prior Expert
    30+ years experience in analyzing losses in Business, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Employment Discharge, Marital Litigation.
  • F. Michael Sowerwine CPA, CFF
    Partner
    HSNO

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

    Phone: (510) 740-0377
    Fax: (510) 740-0190
    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.
  • Steven Bankler CPA
    Steven Bankler, CPA, Ltd.

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

    Phone: (210) 691-3133
    Alternate: (888) 683-2727
    Fax: (210) 691-3233
    Email: steven@bankler.com
    www.bankler.com
    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.
  • Randy Sugarman
    Managing Partner
    Sugarman & Company LLP

    505 Montgomery Street, Suite 1063
    San Francisco, CA 94111-

    Phone: (415) 395-7501
    Alternate: (415) 314-6566
    Fax: (415) 658-2858
    Email: rsugarman@sugarman-company.com
    www.sugarman-company.com

    Specialties
    Forensic accountant. Expert witness testimony on management and financial issues. Accounting malpractice expert. Litigation support. Workout and bankruptcy consultant. Assumes management responsibilities, implements cost controls, negotiates with creditors, and supervises asset liquidation. Acts as a State Court Referee and Receiver, Federal Bankruptcy Trustee, and Examiner. Federal Court Special Master.
    Degrees/Licenses
    CPA, MBA, CFE, CIRA, CFF.
    Formal Education
    BA and MBA, Stanford University.
    Previous/Current Position
    Randy Sugarman, Managing Partner, founded Sugarman & Company LLP in 1977. Mr. Sugarman was previously associated with the national accounting firms of Main Hurdman (now KPMG Peat Marwick) and Kenneth Leventhal & Company (now Ernst & Young).
    Prof. Affil.
    Association of Insolvency Accountants, Turnaround Management Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, California Bankruptcy Forum, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, BASF and California Society of Certified Public Accountants. A founding member of the Turnaround Management Association, where he served on the Board of Directors. Mr. Sugarman also previously served on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum and on the California Society of Certified Public Accountants' Committee on Taxation.
    Prior Expert
    Expert witness testimony on management and financial issues in 60+ litigation cases. Appointed State Court Referee and Receiver, Federal Bankruptcy Trustee, Assignee for Benefit of Creditors or Examiner with over 50 years experience.
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