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Jonathan Couchman, CPA, CFF, ABV

Jonathan has extensive experience in providing consulting services related to every phase of the litigation process. He has testified in federal court on various accounting, economic and financial issues in the context of damages and also provided assistance to counsel in cross examining opposing expert witnesses. In addition, Jonathan has prepared expert reports, performed complex financial modeling, and directed various aspects of the discovery process including cost audits and document review.

Jonathan’s recent experience includes evaluation of economic damages resulting from an alleged breach of contract between multiple nuclear utilities and the United States Department of Energy, evaluation of damages based on an assertion of increased construction costs in a Hurricane Katrina related matter, and analysis of the fair market value of certain illegal conduct in the commercial fishing industry.

Prior to joining Veris, Jonathan worked at Arthur Andersen in its consulting practice in Washington, DC.

Jonathan received his Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude with honors, from the University of Maryland.

Managing Director &
Practice Leader, Economic Damages Litigation

 (703) 654-1423

Education: 

Bachelor of Science in Finance, University of Maryland, summa cum laude with honors

Accounting Coursework, University of Virginia

Licenses & Certifications: 

Certified Pubic Accountant (CPA)

Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)

Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)

Memberships: 

American Institute for Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

American Bar Association, Co-chair of the Damages Subcommittee of the Expert Witnesses Committee, Section of Litigation

Select Articles & Speeches: 

Making the Most of Your Expert, American Bar Association – Expert Witnesses Newsletter 

How to Use Your Expert to Efficiently Achieve Maximum Positive Results, American Bar Association – Section of Litigation Annual Conference

Using a Consulting Expert’s Assistance to Take Effective Depositions, American Bar Association Website

Ghostwriting Expert Report a Remarkable Breach of Ethics and Protocol, American Bar Association Website

Deconstructing Overhead Costs, American Bar Association – Expert Witnesses Newsletter

National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Expert Witness in NITA’s mock trial training seminars

University of Richmond, Presenter and Panelist at Q Camp

James Madison University, Guest Lecturer on Forensic Accounting and Litigation Consulting