Litigation Support

ECS experts have given trial or deposition testimony or submitted expert reports in numerous litigation contexts.   ECS has a tradition of carrying out thorough and incisive analysis that is presented in clearly-reasoned and well-documented reports.  Because of its roots in international trade matters, ECS has special expertise in litigation with an international dimension.

Litigation Services         

  • Expert Testimony and Reports   Trial or deposition testimony and/or expert reports presented to U.S. District Courts, U.S. Tax Court, the American Arbitration Association, the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission, Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, D.C. Superior Court, and the Indiana State Board of Tax Review.

  • Lost Profits and Damages Analysis   Determination and critique of lost profits and other damages in commercial and investment disputes.

  • Forensic Accounting and Financial Analysis   Detailed analysis of corporate accounting and business records in U.S. and international litigation by ECS staff with CPA, Certified Management Accounting, and other specialized qualifications.

  • Economic Analysis   Expert analysis concerning micro-economic and macro-economic issues underlying disputes in litigation.

  • Business Valuation   Valuation of businesses and intangible assets in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

Examples of Litigation Assignments

International Arbitration

  • Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission:  Expert testimony and report regarding lost profits in a dispute concerning a petrochemical joint-venture in Venezuela.

Tax Disputes

  • U.S. Tax Court:  Expert testimony and affirmative and rebuttal reports regarding the valuation, for U.S. income tax purposes, of a UK auto parts producer and a UK construction materials producer.

  • Indiana State Board of Tax Review:  Expert testimony regarding the value, for tax purposes, of the Gary Works of U.S. Steel.                                           

Contract Disputes

  • U.S. District Court for Northern Illinois:  Deposition testimony, report, and rebuttal report in the analysis of damages in a supply contract dispute regarding a fabricated steel product.

  • U.S. District Court for Los Angeles:  Expert reports determining damages in a dispute regarding the breach of an international supply contract for a food product.

Intellectual Property

  • Administrative Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission:  Expert testimony, depositions, and reports regarding alleged trademark infringement in the importation and sale of 'gray market' bearings.

Financial Markets

  • Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division:  Deposition testimony and expert and rebuttal reports regarding the determinants of the value of high-yield debt securities for a Thai steel company following the Asian financial crisis of 1998.

Construction-Related Damages

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida:  Expert rebuttal report regarding damages due to a fiber optic telephone cable cut by construction activity.

Lost Wages and Benefits

  • U.S. District Court for West Virginia:  Deposition testimony and expert report regarding lost wages and benefits due to a U.S. Postal Service employee claim of wrongful dismissal.

Labor Contract Arbitration

  • Private Arbitration:  Expert testimony regarding trends in wages, productivity, costs, and general conditions in the U.S. economy in the context of five labor contract interest and rights arbitrations.

Relevant ECS Professionals - Litigation Support:

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