David’s experiences include expert witness testimony on a wide range of commercial damage issues in U.S. district, state and bankruptcy courts as well as arbitrations and mediations, with particular emphasis on accounting and financial issues, commercial disputes, constructions claims, internal controls and investigations of fraud matters.
David has additional expertise with complex financial investigations, contract compliance, theft and misappropriation of assets, bankruptcy, and workout services. He has conducted numerous investigations in connection with failed companies, including evaluating financial reporting controls and causes of business failure. These investigations typically require the assessment of a business enterprise or an alleged scheme, the quantification of losses or diverted funds, and the identification of potentially responsible parties.
David’s industry experience includes aerospace and airlines, construction, financial services, banking, commodities, distribution, manufacturing, mining, real estate, healthcare, insurance, golf course operations, multilevel marketing, and retail bowling centers. Specific case experience includes class actions, Ponzi schemes, criminal allegations, stock option backdating, internal investigations, post-acquisition disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, deepening insolvency, leveraged buyouts, fraudulent transfers, and insurance claims.
Prior to establishing F3, David was a member of the national Forensic and Litigation Consulting team for FTI Consulting, Inc. He was also the partner-in-charge of KPMG’s U.S. Dispute Advisory Services practice. Before joining KPMG, David served as the worldwide director of Litigation Services, partner-in-charge of the U.S. Complex Claims and Events practice and partner-in-charge of National Law Firm Relationships for Arthur Andersen LLP.
David has been a frequent speaker at conferences on such topics as expert witness issues, damage analysis, construction claims and alternative billing methods. In addition, he is the founder of the Arizona Corporate Counsel Forum, which hosts meetings quarterly on topics of interest to its members. David also serves on the professional advisory board of Arizona State University’s School of Accountancy.