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Lost Profit Engagements for Forensic Accounting and Valuation Practitioners
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Lost Profit Engagements for Forensic Accounting and Valuation Practitioners

See the processes on how to measure lost profits in commercial disputes when a business experiences an actionable harm. Expand your knowledge in this valuable service area in forensic accounting.

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NASBA Field of Study

Specialized Knowledge



CPE Credits



David Duffus, Alex Walther


1 year

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Lost Profit Engagements

Gain a foundation

Gain a solid foundation to perform credible lost profits analyses. As a practitioner with expertise in the forensic accounting and valuation disciplines, understand how to measure lost profits in commercial disputes when a business experiences an actionable harm.

Know your role

Understand your role as both non-testifying consultants and testifying expert witnesses.

Understand how to perform sound analyses that are credible from a theoretical perspective, tied to facts, and legally admissible.

Who Will Benefit
  • Forensic accounting and valuation professionals looking to expand their knowledge in this area
Key Topics
  • Types of damages
  • Reasonable certainty
  • Authoritative and non-authoritative standards
  • Lost profits formula and models
  • Lost revenue and estimating costs
Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize the legal principles governing the recovery of damages and how lost profits are a measure of damages.
  • Recall the concept and the assessment of lost profit calculations.
  • Identify the methods and approaches used for estimating lost revenues and the associated avoided costs.
  • Identify other factors that may be relevant to calculating lost profits such as prejudgment interest, discounting damages, tax implications, and mitigation.
Credit Info
CPE Credits
NASBA Field of Study
Specialized Knowledge
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David Duffus
David Duffus is a forensic accountant with more than 25 years of experience across multiple industries. He has been retained as an expert on more than 100 occasions. David has testified as an expert at deposition, trial and in alternative dispute settings more than 90 times. He has acted as an expert for disputed values of up to $275 million and for project values in excess of $300 million. He has also served as an arbitrator or neutral accountant in post-acquisition and valuation-related disputes. Since 1992, David has specialized in working on complex litigation services, forensic accounting and valuation services assignments for businesses ranging from start-up entities to Fortune 100 companies. He has worked extensively with counsel through all phases of the litigation process and has provided expert witness and deposition testimony in matters in state and federal court, and in alternative dispute settings. Prior to joining HKA, David spent almost 17 years, including the last 15 as a partner, in Baker Tilly’s Global Forensics & Litigation Services practice. David is a certified public accountant (CPA) licensed in Pennsylvania and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Turnaround Management Association. He acts as an instructor for the AICPA expert witness training programme and is certified in financial forensics (CFF), a certified fraud examiner (CFE), accredited in business valuation (ABV) and holds a master’s in accounting and finance and a degree in economics and political science.
Alex Walther
Alexander Walther has over 12 years of professional services experience related to complex contract disputes, economic damages, bankruptcy adversarial proceedings, valuation disputes, and purchase price disputes, as well as investigations of alleged financial irregularities. Mr. Walther specializes in working on complex litigation, forensic, and valuation services assignments nationally and internationally for businesses ranging from startup entities to Fortune 100 companies.

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