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George A. Jouganatos

Principal Economist

George A. Jouganatos, Ph.D. Consulting

2001 T Street
Sacramento, CA 95811-6823
Phone: (916) 739-1132 Alternate: (916) 743-2339 Email: george@jouganatos.com Website: 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 30 years 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. 28 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. Affiliations

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. More than 850 cases and for more than 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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Advisors/Experts @ MCS Associates

Managing Partner

Norman Katz

17731 Irvine Blvd.
Suite 200
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: (949) 263-8700 Fax: (949) 263-0770 Email: experts@mcsassociates.com Website: www.mcsassociates.com

Specialties

A nationwide specialist consulting and expert witness company (established 1973) that concentrates exclusively in Banking, Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Financial Services, Economics / Statistics and Accounting and related Damages.

Area of Expertise include:
BANKING: Operations/Administration, Depository/Checking Accounts, Regulatory issues, Compliance; LENDING (all categories), Underwriting, Credit/Administration, Servicing, Policies/practice; FINANCE: Securities, Investments & Brokerage, Trusts & Fiduciaries, Bankruptcy, Foreclosures and Workouts, Investment Banking, Corporate Finance; REAL ESTATE: Lending, Brokerage, Title/Escrow, Property Management, Development; INSURANCE (all categories): Coverage, Claims, Broker/Agent functions, Industry Custom/Practice, Operations and Actuarial; DAMAGES & ACCOUNTING, Economics, Statistics, Valuations/Appraisals, Forensic Accounting & Accounting/Audit.

Degrees/Licenses

MBAs; PhDs; CPAs; ASA/MAIs; CPMs; CREs; CFPs; RE Brokers/Agents; Insurance brokers/agents; CPCUs; CLUs; ARMs and many more.

Prior Expert

As our primary focus for 30+ years, 500+ highly qualified and experienced experts/consultants providing evaluation, testimony and litigation consulting on behalf of both plaintiff and defendants of all types re: 4,000+ cases. Clients include leading national and regional law firms, also many smaller/boutique litigation firms and attorneys, and numerous governmental / regulatory agencies (FDIC, SEC, IRS, US and State DOJs, FHLB etc.)

We provide TARGETED SEARCHES AT NO COST for unique, hard-to-find/unusually specialized experts not already within our wide-ranging group; STRATEGIC ALLIANCES NATIONWIDE across the banking, financial, real estate and insurance industries; LEADING EXPERTS from the worlds of economics, accounting, academia and the regulatory agencies; POWERFUL CAPABILITIES IN DAMAGES, Forensic Accounting. Economic Analysis, and Valuations / Appraisals.

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Marty Dirks, MBA

Consultant and Expert Witness

Investment Strategy & Analysis

268 Bush Street
#3631
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 845-7829 Fax: (253) 248-0027 Email: mdirks@isacm.org Website: www.isacm.com/

Specialties

Complex litigation related to investments: Stock Selection, Investment Manager Selection, Due Diligence; Private Equity; Venture Capital and Hedge Fund Investments; Short Selling; Fraud and Ponzi Schemes; Defined Benefit and 401(k) Pension Plans; Alternative Investment Strategies and Implementation; Materiality of Information; Insider Trading; Damages; Lost Profits.

Degrees/Licenses

MBA

Formal Education

MBA, Finance and Investments, Harvard Business School; BS, Physics, Bemidji State University.

Registration and Licenses

Non-Public Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); California Registered Investment Advisor (inactive) FINRA series 65 (inactive).

Previous/Current Position

Consultant and Expert Witness, Investment Strategy & Analysis; Senior Investment Consultant, Milliman/Sole Consultant to Endowments, Foundations, Defined Benefit Pension Plan and 401(k) Plans; Adjunct Professor of Finance, Golden Gate University; Director of Research, McCullough & Associates; Long/Short Equity Portfolio Manager, Harvard University's Endowment; Head of Distribution, Meros Investment Management.

Honors/Awards

Judge, Pension Bridge 2019 & 2020 Institutional Asset Management Awards; Member, Investment Committee, San Francisco Zen Center Retirement and Endowment Funds; Ellis/LeBaron Fellowship, Harvard Business School; Named to Advisory Boards for several Early-Stage Companies; Board Member, Federated Retirement System for the City of San José (prior).

Prof. Affiliations

Member, Harvard Business School Forum; Voting Member, Securities Experts Roundtable; Advisory Board, Silicon Valley Venture-Private Equity Capital Roundtable (prior).

Publications

"Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and SunPower Corporation," (case and teaching note), Ivey Publishing, September 14, 2009, available at Harvard Business Publishing Education; "Selling Short: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters," (case and teaching note), Ivey Publishing, August 21, 2017, available at Harvard Business Publishing Education; "PIMCO StocksPLUS and StocksPLUS Absolute Return Analysis Report," Contra Costa County Employees' Retirement Association, June 16, 2014.

Prior Expert

Marty Dirks is a court approved Expert Witness and has acted as an Expert Witness in complex Financial Litigation since 2005. In 2019, he served as a Materiality Expert for three large class-action cases. He is recognized as an excellent communicator, who clearly explains complex topics to non-expert laypersons.

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White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna, Wolf & Hunt

Barbara Luna, Partner
Dean Atkinson, Partner
John Luna, Partner
Venita McMorris, Partner

15490 Ventura Blvd., Suite 300
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: (818) 981-4226 Fax: (818) 981-4278 Email: expert@wzwlh.com Website: 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, lemon law, 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.

Degrees/Licenses

PhD, CPA, CFE, ASA, CVA, ABV, CGREA.

Formal Education

PHD - Applied Math - Harvard
MBA/JD - UCLA

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Advisors/Experts @ MCS Associates

Managing Partner

Norman Katz

17731 Irvine Blvd.
Suite 200
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: (949) 263-8700 Fax: (949) 263-0770 Email: experts@mcsassociates.com Website: 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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George McLaughlin

J. S. Held LLC

1330 Broadway
#430
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 740-0384 Fax: (510) 740-0190 Email: gmclaughlin@jsheld.com Website: www.jsheld.com

Specialties

Qualified expert in State and Federal Court. Recognized and respected authority in the measurement of economic loss of income resulting from personal injury, wrongful death, employment discharge, medical malpractice, construction defect, and business interruption. Expert in business valuations in shareholder or partnership disputes, and marital dissolutions.

Degrees/Licenses

CVA, CEA, MBA.

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Nora Ostrofe

Senior Economist

J.S. Held

San Francisco Headquarters
1999 Harrison Street, Ste. 1440
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 388-4415 Alternate: (510) 740-0376 Fax: (510) 740-0392 Email: nostrofe@jsheld.com Website: www.JSheld.com

Specialties

Professional, affordable economic loss valuation in the following practice areas: business interruption; business valuation; class action (product liability, wage and hour); divorce | marital dissolution; employment (including class action, wage and hour, wrongful termination); personal injury (including maritime and medical malpractice); valuation of life care plans; and wrongful death.

Degrees/Licenses

BA; MBA; Certificate in Accounting, U.C. Berkeley; Certified Valuation Analyst, NACVA; Certified Earnings Analyst, AREA

Formal Education

BA, Economics, UCLA; MBA, St. Mary’s College; Certificate in Accounting, U.C. Berkeley

Prof. Affiliations

American Rehabilitation Economics Association (AREA); Collegium of Pecuniary Damage Experts (CPDE); National Association of Forensic Economics (NAFE); National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)

Publications

Provided upon request.

Prior Expert

Provided upon request.

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Baker Tilly

Partner

Frank A. Wisehart

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 Website: www.bakertilly.com

Specialties

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

Prof. Affiliations

Baker Tilly International

Prior Expert

Frank Wisehart is a court approved expert witness with over 25 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.

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 Website: 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.

Registration and Licenses

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. Affiliations

American Society of Appraisers (Business Valuation); American Rehabilitation Economics Association; American Economic Association; Career Planning Faculty Committee at Dominican College.

Publications

The Economics of Employment Discharge.

Prior Expert

30+ years experience in analyzing losses in Business, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Employment Discharge, Marital Litigation.

Bob Bates

President

HP Accounting Services, Inc.

1819 Polk St. #314
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (508) 331-8815 Alternate: (415) 793-7777 Email: mail@hpaccounting.com Website: www.hpaccounting.com

Specialties

Valuations, Expert Witness, SEC accounting, Forensic Accounting, Mergers and acquisitions, Damage Calculations. Over 25 years experience. CVA, CFE, CFO

Degrees/Licenses

CPA

Celeste K. Plaister

Principal

Celeste K. Plaister CPA

209 Prune Tree
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: (707) 431-7422 Alternate: (707) 326-1999 Email: Celeste@ckplaister.com Website: www.ckplaister.com

Specialties

Economic damages, lost profits, business valuations, construction defect claims, labor disputes, personal injury, family law and trust/estate matters. Over 15 year's forensic accounting/expert witness experience in San Francisco Bay Area.

Degrees/Licenses

CPA; CFF; ABV.

FULCRUM INQUIRY

Principal

David Nolte

707 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 2050
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 787-4111 Fax: (213) 891-1300 Email: info@fulcrum.com Website: www.fulcrum.com

Specialties

Our analysis, research and presentation techniques provide an unequaled track record in successful litigation results. Our expertise encompasses damages analysis, lost profit studies, business valuations, fraud investigations, and economic analysis.

Degrees/Licenses

CPA; CFA; ASA; PhD; CFE.

Mae Lon Ding

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 Website: 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.

Randy Sugarman

Managing Partner

Sugarman & Company LLP

505 Montgomery Street
11th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 395-7501 Alternate: (415) 314-6566 Fax: (415) 658-2858 Email: sugarmanco@gmail.com Website: 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. Affiliations

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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