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Lead Testifying Experts

David Nolte, Damages Expert, CPA

David Nolte

Mr. Nolte is a CPA with over 30 years experience.  He regularly serves as an expert witness to present economic damage calculations or other matters involving accounting, finance or business valuation.

Marc Margulis

Marc Margulis

Mr. Margulis is a recognized expert in the analysis and valuation of businesses, securities, intellectual property and other intangible assets for transactional, tax, regulatory and litigation purposes. He has significant experience in solvency and fraudulent conveyance issues for both transactional and bankruptcy purposes. Mr. Margulis is a CFA and ASA, and has an MBA.
Nicole Liska

Nicole A. Liska

Ms. Liska is an economist. She has experience with a diversity of cases including: personal injury & wrongful death, labor & employment, survey design & statistical sampling, intellectual property, breach of contract cases, antitrust cases involving price discrimination, monopolization and price fixing, accounting malpractice and securities cases involving company, asset and security valuation.  She has provided economic and financial analyses on these matters by combining sophisticated economic and statistical techniques.

Renee Howdeshell, CPA

Renee Howdeshell (formerly Wagner)

Ms. Howdeshell is a CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) who has performed numerous forensic accountings and damages analyses. She specializes in financial analysis, investigation and valuation involving disputes and has testified as an expert witness in federal court, CA state court and arbitration regarding the results of her work. She was recently honored by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts as among the “40 Under Forty” who have made extraordinary advances in their field.

Accounting Professors and Retired Executives

Terry Kupfer

Mr. Kupfer is an expert in accounting principles and auditing standards. Prior to his retirement from an international accounting and consulting firm, Mr. Kupfer was responsible for advising on technical accounting matters and the overall quality of the audit practice. Mr. Kupfer also served on the committee responsible for assessing litigation exposure at the firm. Mr. Kupfer’s background makes him uniquely qualified to address accounting and auditing malpractice issues.

John Samore

John Samore

Mr. Samore was a senior tax partner for one of the large international accounting firms, having served with that organization for over 30 years. Mr. Samore now serves on the Board of Directors, and the Audit and Compensation Committees, of a publicly traded company, as well as performing consulting assignments involving tax planning for reorganizations, mergers, and other substantial corporate transactions.

Joe Keller

Mr. Keller is currently teaching Consolidations, Advanced Corporate Taxation, Current Development in Federal Taxation, and Income Tax of Corporate Shareholders at USC. Prior to his early retirement, Mr. Keller led the Southern California tax practice of one of the international accounting firms.

Lloyd Levitin

  • Education: J.D., M.B.A., Wharton Business School; C.P.A.
  • Expertise: Management, corporate governance, corporate finance

Mr. Levitin is the former Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Sempra Energy and its primary regulated subsidiary, Southern California Gas Company. His significant practical experience is useful in a variety of management and corporate governance matters. Mr. Levitin currently teaches valuation and financial analysis at the University of Southern California. In addition, he has spoken for numerous professional and trade organizations.

John J. Donohue III

  • Education: J.D. Harvard Law School Ph.D. Economics, Yale University;
  • Expertise: Corporate finance, employment discrimination, contracts, law & economics

Dr. Donohue, a Professor of Law at Yale Law School, has consulted and testified in a broad range of areas from antitrust and contract matters to civil rights violations and tort issues. Prior to Yale, he was a professor of law at Stanford Law School from 1995 -2004, where he was a William H. Neukom Professor of Law and a John A. Wilson Distinguished Faculty Scholar. He is the author of numerous articles and papers in a variety of topics including corporate finance, employment discrimination, and law and economics, as well as the author of the most recent book, Foundations of Employment Discrimination Law. In addition, he has presented his research at conferences around the world. Dr. Donohue is on the editorial board of many established law and economic journals including Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, International Review of Law and Economics, Law and Social Inquiry, and American Law and Economic Review.

Michael D. Intriligator

  • Education: Ph.D. Economics, M.I.T.
  • Expertise: Applied econometrics and statistics, statistical sampling, mathematical economics, health economics

Dr. Intriligator, a renowned econometrician and statistician, is a leading authority on the application of sampling techniques in a variety of situations that arise in litigation. He has served as an expert witness in various courts and hearings and has testified in many cases involving statistical sampling and extrapolation issues under Medicare and Medicaid. Dr. Intriligator is Professor of Economics, Political Science, and Policy Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he is also Co-director of the Jacob Marschak Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Mathematics in the Behavioral Sciences. In addition, he is a Senior Fellow at the Milken Institute and a Fellow of both the Econometric Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Intriligator authored several prominent textbooks in econometrics and over 200 journal articles and other publications in the areas of economic theory and mathematical economics, econometrics, health economics, reform of the Russian economy, and strategy and arms control. A frequent speaker, he has presented his research at economic conferences throughout the world.

John M. Quigley

  • Education: Ph.D. Economics, Harvard University
  • Expertise: Applied econometrics, real estate finance, urban labor markets; housing, spatial economics; local public finance, municipal bond market, low wage labor markets

Dr. Quigley has considerable consulting and testimonial experience in applying economic cost/benefit analyses and econometric and statistical techniques to his areas of expertise. He is the I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor, and Professor of Economics, at the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds appointments in the Goldman School of Public Policy and Haas School of Business as well as directs the Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy. Dr. Quigley is on numerous editorial boards of eminent journals including, Journal of Housing Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and Review of Urban Regional Development Studies. He is the author of several widely used textbooks in urban and labor economics, and public finance, as well as abundant articles and papers in his fields of interest.

Victor C. Tabbush

  • Education: Ph.D. Economics, UCLA
  • Expertise: Antitrust, health economics, employment, wrongful death

Dr. Tabbush has expertise in health economics and, more broadly, in investments in human capital and in labor economics. He has considerable practical (and testimonial) experience both in the areas of health care economics and management, being the co-founder of the UCLA Health Services Management Center and the director of several executive education programs for health care providers, as well as in the area of compensation and labor economics, having served as the Chairman of the Official Salaries Authority of the City of Los Angeles, as a Civil Service Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles, and as a Commissioner for the State of California on Worker’s Compensation. He serves as a consultant to pharmaceutical companies in the areas of cost-effectiveness, wrongful death, and pricing. He is currently Associate Dean at the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management where he also teaches courses in economic theory. He also is a Faculty Director of the UCLA MD-MBA Program. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA.