FINANCIAL EXPERT WITNESS

Financial Expert Witness I SEDA Experts

SEDA Experts provides independent advice, financial consulting services, data analytics, valuation, and financial expert witness services to financial institutions and law firms in both litigation and business contexts.

SEDA financial expert witnesses have unmatched industry experience in a vast array of financial services practices. With over 30 years as global managing directors at leading financial institutions and consulting firms, each of our financial expert witnesses is dedicated to applying exceptional real-world economic, financial, and quantitative principles to complex financial and legal challenges.

SEDA financial expert witnesses have been successfully engaged as testifying experts in hundreds of cases pertaining to real-world finance litigation, disputes, and consulting.

 

We at SEDA Experts are proud to provide our world-class financial expert witness services on a wide range of high stake matters in the following financial areas: asset management, risk management and compliance, securities and derivatives, structured finance, custody and trustee services, forensic accounting, damage, and valuation.

 

SEDA provides elite financial expert witness services to law firms and financial institutions. Our financial expert witnesses may be engaged at different stages of the dispute and litigation process including assisting clients in the discovery process, submit declarations or affidavits in support to clients' claims, write and submit expert reports and rebuttal reports, depositions, assist mediation and settlement, and testify at trial.

 

Our financial expert witnesses are supported by a team specialized in data analysis, offering our clients state-of-the-art economic, financial and statistical analysis of large datasets, turning complex data into easy to read charts, graphs, and expert reports. The accuracy and efficiency of our analysis help our client so that key opinions and strategies could be reliably based in fact.

SEDA Experts assist clients with financial damages calculation and analysis that could be performed for purposes of filing a claim, mediation and settlement negotiations, or as part of the damages expert report and trial preparation. We also provide damage, forensic accounting, and valuation services outside dispute and litigation context.

Our invaluable extensive network of in-house and outside financial experts includes academic and finance industry leaders. We assist law firms and clients to find the expert witness that better fits their needs, with the right skill set, industry experience, and expertise.

FINANCIAL EXPERT WITNESSES

  • Richard A. Marin

    Managing Director

    Asset Management and Investments

    Richard Marin as a former finance senior executive with over 40 years of investment banking industry experience, and as a former clinical professor at Cornell University is a world class testifying expert in asset management, alternative investments, private equity investments, securities lending, retirement and pensions, and real estate / project financing.

  • Kristin Kaepplein

    Managing Director

    Risk Management and Compliance

    With over 30 years of industry experience as former SEC Director, Goldman Sachs VP, and Consultant, Kristin Kaepplein is an expert in financial intermediaries’ regulation and compliance, broker-dealer and investment adviser business practices, and technologies employed in provisioning financial services to institutional and retail investors.

  • Kevin D. Oden PhD

    Managing Director

    Risk Management and Compliance

    Dr. Oden, has unrivaled financial risk management expertise and over 30 years of financial markets experience with leading financial institutions firms Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs, holding executive positions. As former EVP and Head of Operational Risk and Compliance he is a world class expert in market risk, credit risk, counterparty risk, and operational risk. 

  • Douglas Lucas

    Managing Director

    Complex Securities and Derivatives

    Douglas Lucas has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry and he is a world-class expert in fixed income and structured product's credit risk. He created Moody’s CLO rating methodology, and he invented measures of portfolio risk, such as the WARF and the diversity score, which are in wide use today. 

  • Kenneth Simmons

    Managing Director

    Risk Management and Compliance

    Kenneth Simmons, with over 30 years of industry experience as Executive Vice President at leading financial institutions, and at regulatory agency such as OCC and FDIC, is a top expert in regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering, bank secrecy act, and financial crimes risk management.

  • John I. Salomon

    Managing Director

    Damage, Valuation, and Forensic Accounting

    For over 40 years, Mr. Salomon has provided expert testimony and advice in over 100 cases involving accounting and auditing issues (GAAP/GAAS), internal investigations, income tax and accounting issues, partnership and shareholder disputes, post-acquisition disputes, damages, lost profits and breach of contract. 

  • Timothy J. Fogarty Sr.

    Managing Director

    Risk Management and Compliance

    Timothy Fogarty is a former senior Federal Reserve Bank officer with over 35 years of industry experience covering all aspects of international central banking operations and extensive special purpose financial transactions in support of U.S. government and multinational policy objectives.

  • Donald M. May, PhD

    Managing Director

    Damage, Valuation, and Forensic Accounting

    As a former MIT finance professor with extensive testifying experience, Dr. May is a world class expert in the valuation of damages. With his invaluable experience in testifying in arbitrations as well as state and federal court, Dr. May represents what sets us apart from others our solid knowledge base and experience.

  • Gontran de Quillacq

    Managing Director

    Complex Securities and Derivatives

    Gontran de Quillacq brings his unparalleled knowledge and over 20 years of Securities experience specializing in Portfolio Management, Equity Derivatives Trading, Proprietary Trading and Investment Research. His work with top-tier banks and hedge funds in both London and New York give him a unique perspective on the financial industry.  

  • Jeffry P. Brown

    Managing Director

    Asset Management and Investments

    Mr. Brown is a world-class banking expert with a deep knowledge of hedge fund and private equity investments, and product strategies and development. His industry leading experience as Chief Development Officer at Bear Stearns and as Principal at Morgan Stanley is a credit to his vast financial knowledge.

  • Sergio C. Godinho

    Managing Partner

    Custody and Trustee Services

    Sergio Godinho is the co-founder of SEDA Experts LLC and the former Head of CDO Risk and Compliance at Wilmington Trust. He is a senior professional with diversified experience in both the financial services industry, as well as providing advice in litigation, dispute resolution, mediation, and business consulting matters, including class actions and class certifications. 

  • Damiano Colnago

    Managing Partner

    Custody and Trustee Services

    Damiano Colnago is the co-founder of SEDA Experts LLC and the former Co-Head of CDO Risk and Compliance at Wilmington Trust. He specializes in custody and trustee services, and collateral administration. His expertise includes banking operation, collateralized debt obligations, fund of funds, derivatives , asset-backed securities (ABS), mortgage backed securities (MBS), syndicated loans, and cryptocurrencies.

  • Paul Lindemann

    Managing Director

    Securities and

    Derivatives

    Manfred Paul Lindemann possesses over 25 years of Mortgage banking and Loan Servicing experience, with twelve years in Executive level management. His expertise includes default loan servicing, foreclosure, loss mitigation, collections, short sales, real estate marketing, loan servicing contracts, pooling and servicing agreements, loan defects and loan repurchase.

  • Robert Munns

    Managing Director

    Securities and 

    Derivatives

    Robert Munns is a banking professional with over 30 years of experience in Asset Based / Middle Market Lending. As former Senior Vice President for leading financial institutions he specializes in loan operations, cross-selling,  portfolio management and sound credit practices. His expertise includes direct loans, commercial mortgages and loan syndications & participations.

  • Stephen F. O'Byrne

    Managing Director

    Damage, Valuation, and Forensic Accounting

    Stephen F. O'Byrne is a world-class expert in executive compensation valuation, and employment agreement negotiation. He  has more than thirty years of experience as a consultant to companies on compensation, performance measurement and valuation issues. 

  • Federico Chiavazza

    Managing Director

    Damage, Valuation, and Forensic Accounting

    Federico Chiavazza is an expert in international large-scale real estate developments, specializing in real estate development valuation, accounting, project and construction management. He is currently a Professor at SDA Bocconi School of Management, and a member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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