Litigation Services Handbook: The Role of the Financial Expert

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In the last 20 years, the need for a financial expert to act as a witness and consultant to litigating attorneys has grown even more than litigation itself. This handbook includes all aspects of litigation services, including current environments, the process itself, a wealth of cases, how to prove damages, and practical considerations of court appearances. It thoroughly covers the fine points of trial preparation and testimony presentation. Also, clear discussion is offered for understanding Sarbanes-Oxley rulings and fraud investigations. Accountants and attorneys working in litigation will benefit from this book.

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An exceptional compilation of resources available to those looking for financial and industrial information on the Internet. Those quite experienced with Internet research as well as those just starting out will find helpful information in this book. --Lisa Doble Johnson, Vice President, Research Mercer Capital

"This book will save the appraiser significant time when looking for pertinent data. A great resource to increase the quality of work product and credibility of the appraiser's conclusions." --Michele G. Miles, Esquire Executive Director, Institute of Business Appraisers

This is a highly practical reference tool for any business appraiser or financial advisor. The authors are two of the best-known business valuation research professionals in the United States. --Shannon Pratt, CFA, FASA, MCBA Managing Director, Willamette Management Associates

Eva and Jan have organized an amazing breadth of resources available on the Internet. No financial professional should try to do research without reviewing this book. It will make your research more efficient and expansive if you use the sources highlighted here. --Z. Christopher Mercer, CEO, Mercer Capital

Through years of financial research and training, these two highly talented and skilled professionals have provided not only a broad listing of available sites, but also a carefully selected and thorough menu to direct the practitioner to essential data for their research engagements.... This book serves as a highly useful and practical tool for every valuation practice, helping all analysts to better understand the enormous research possibilities availed to them through the Internet. With thoughtful, quality guidance, it will help you overcome your research obstacles and maximize your valuable research time. --James L. (Butch) Williams, CPA/ABV, CVA, CBA, Chairman of the AICPA Business Valuation Subcommittee Dixon Odom PLLC

"This work of amazing breadth and depth covers the central issues that arise in financial expert testimony. It is an esential reference for counsel and practitioners in the field." —Joseph A. Grundfest, The William A. Franke, Professor of Law and Business, Stanford Law School, former Commissioner of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Litigation support is a rapidly growing new service for CPAs and other financial experts. As firms of all sizes look for ways to take advantage of this new business area, financial experts must learn or enhance the skills and knowledge necessary for providing clients with superior litigation support services.

A joint project between PricewaterhouseCoopers and top experts in the field–economists, accountants, and lawyers–the Litigation Services Handbook brings you up to speed on trial preparation and testimony presentation, deposition, direct examination, and cross-examination. Newly-updated and revised with the latest information on issues and developments in the field, the Third Edition covers current environments, the process itself, different types of cases, proving damages and practical considerations of court appearances, and even the way rapidly developing technology has affected the practice of litigation services. In addition to addressing important developments affecting the accounting practice, the book examines issues raised when calculating both prejudgment and postjudgment interest on damage awards as well as relevant statutes and interest rates on damages.

Authoritative and highly practical, the Litigation Services Handbook, Third Edition is an essential guide for any financial expert building a practice in this lucrative new area, the lawyers who hire them, and litigants who benefit from their efforts.

ROMAN L. WEIL, PhD, CMA, CPA, is V. Duane Rath Professor of Accounting at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago.
MICHAEL J. WAGNER is a licensed attorney and CPA in the State of California.
PETER B. FRANK is Vice Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

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