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Maryland Forensic economist Expert #52865

I have 30 years of experience, and specialize in the field of finance and economics with specific knowledge in the areas of forensic economics especially personal injury, wrongful death and wrongful termination. I have published on such topics as discounting damage awards using the zero coupon treasury curve as a means of satisfying legal and economic theory while matching future cash flow projections, Discounting damage awards using intermediate term bonds (a historical average method) vs. a US treasury ladder (a current yield method), tradeoffs in theory and practice and duration as an essential measure of interest rate risk, and how investors can choose among the multitude of measures. Although I’ve been an economist and financial analyst for over 30 years, with extensive experience in capital markets and the mortgage industry, I am a relative newcomer in the field of forensic economics. After taking early retirement a few years ago, I began a new career, both as an investment adviser as well as a forensic economist. Despite not having worked before as an expert in tort litigation, within a short period of time, I was published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Forensic Economics. In the subsequent couple of years, I was published a second time, and invited to participate on two panels of experts on the topic of different methods involving discounting damage awards and how alternative discounting methods relate to earnings growth rates. I also have been invited to make presentations before two local bar associations related to my research. Since beginning in this field, I have completed about 25 economic appraisal reports with present values for damage awards. Although I have been scheduled and prepped to testify four times, each time the case settled before trial.

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