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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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    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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    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.
  • 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, 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
    Prior Expert
    ***Names to be included under Barbara: Dean Atkinson, Partner (who is a CPA, CFE and ABV), John Luna, Partner (who is a CPA, CFE, ABV, JD and MBA), Venita McMorris, Partner (who has an MA in Economics). All the degrees and licences of the above names should be included in the Degree/Licence section.
  • Phillip H. Allman PhD
    Principal
    Allman & Petersen Economics, LLC

    7677 Oakport Street, Suite 610
    Oakland, CA 94621-

    Phone: (510) 382-1550
    Fax: (510) 382-1472
    Email: jeff@allmaneconomics.com
    www.allmaneconomics.com

    Specialties
    Analysis of wage/benefit losses; Valuation of business interruption or closure; Stock option valuation; Analysis of employment class action; 35 years of experience as an expert witness in economics.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BA, MS, PhD in Economics.
  • 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.
  • Celeste K. Plaister CPA
    Principal
    Celeste K. Plaister CPA

    209 Prune Tree
    Healdsburg, CA 95448-

    Phone: (707) 431-7422
    Alternate: (707) 326-1999
    Email: Celeste@ckplaister.com
    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.
  • George McLaughlin MBA
    HSNO

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

    Phone: (510) 740-0384
    Fax: (510) 740-0190
    Email: gmclaughlin@hsno.com
    www.hsno.com
    www.linkedin.com/in/georgemclaughlinmba/

    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.
  • Gerald Roy Spencer PE
    Expert Witness and Forensic Engineer
    Spencer Engineers, Inc.

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

    Phone: (713) 621-2482
    Alternate: (800) 383-9685
    Fax: (713) 621-3956
    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.
  • Joanna Moss Ph.D

    5 Montrose Road
    Berkeley, CA 94707-

    Phone: (510) 527-9333
    Fax: (510) 315-3182
    Email: joannagmoss@yahoo.com

    Specialties
    Analysis of economic losses in personal injury, wrongful death and wrongful termination. Expertise in calculation of damages include lost earnings and benefits analyses, household services, life care plans, future expenses, and pension losses. 30 years of experience as an expert witness in economics providing trial testimony throughout California in state and federal court as well as in arbitrations.
    Degrees/Licenses
    B.A., M.A., Ph.D. in Economics.
    Previous/Current Position
    Professor Emerita, Department of Economics, San Francisco State University, May 2014 – Present, Full Professor Department of Economics, San Francisco State University, 1989-2013, Associate Professor, Sept. 1984 – Aug. 1989; Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, San Francisco State University Sept. 1979 – Aug. 1984, Lecturer, Department of Economics, San Francisco State University, Jan. 1976 – August 1979.
    Prof. Affil.
    National Association of Forensic Economists, American Economics Association, Western Regional Science Association
    Publications
    Globalization and Free Trade, Foreward Facts on File, Infobase Learning Company, 2012 Trade in the Americas From NAFTA to Bilateralism," in International Economics and International Economic Policy, 5th edition, McGraw Hill, 2008. Economic Developments during NAFTA’s First Decade,"in International Economics and International Economic Policy, 4th edition, McGraw Hill, 2004. NAFTA Agreement, the First Five Years," in International Economics and International Economic Policy, 3rd edition, McGraw Hill, 2000. The North American Free Trade Agreement: Pros and Cons," Western Economics Association Meetings, San Francisco, July 1992. Trade Diversification in Black Africa," (Journal of Modern African Studies, (Volume 27, Number 3, Cambridge University Press, 1989). "The Evolution of Trade Under the Lome Convention: The First Ten Years," EEC and the Third World: A Survey 6,(Overseas Development Institute, Hodder & Stoughton, London, England, 1987). Emerging Japanese Economic Influence in Africa (Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1985). "Trade Between the ACP and EEC During Lome I," EEC and the Third World: A Survey 3, (Overseas Development Institute, Hodder & Stoughton, London, England, 1983). The Lome Conventions and their Implications for the United States (Westview Press, 1982).
    Prior Expert
    Over 30 years of expert experience in forensic economics performing hundreds of economic evaluations, damage assessments, measurement of economic losses including loss income and benefits as well as evaluations of life care plans and future care needs as it pertains to personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, wrongful termination, labor and maritime related actions throughout California in State and Federal court as well as in arbitrations. As a professor of economics, I am an experienced speaker who has testified as an expert witness on numerous occasions in these legal court venues.
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