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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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 Business & partner 
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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
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. Specifically, Mr. Walther provides financial forensic services, expert witness testimony, and analyses to litigators to assist in understanding and presenting complex issues to the trier-of-fact. He has worked extensively with counsel through all phases of the litigation process and has provided expert witness trial and deposition testimony in federal court. In addition to litigation matters, Mr. Walther has performed special investigations for general counsel and audit committees concerned with ethics violations involving accounting irregularities. He has managed teams on special investigations in both the U.S. and in China. Mr. Walther is a member of the AICPA, the TXCPA, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Houston Young Lawyers Association (“HYLA”). Mr. Walther is actively involved in various committees within these organizations including serving on the AICPA’s CFF Credential Committee, on the AICPA’s damages task force, as chair of the TXCPA Business Valuations, Forensic and Litigation Services Committee, and as the Technology Coordinator for HYLA’s Adopt-an-Angel program. In 2014, Mr. Walther was awarded the Young Leaders Award by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (formerly the 40 Under 40 award). He was also selected as one of the 25 recipients of the 2016 AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services (“FVS”) Standing Ovation Recognition program. This program is designed to recognize professionals in the FVS practice area who are 40 or under, hold either the CFF and/or ABV credential, and have exhibited exemplary professional achievement.

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