Practice Areas

Litigation Consulting

Litigation ConsultingIn today’s increasingly complex business environment it is understood that a highly qualified team of financial professionals is a critical component in the litigation process. The complexity of the underlying issues in business disputes requires knowledgeable and experienced experts to analyze and simplify the issues in order to produce written reports, testimony, and trial demonstratives that are compelling and clearly understood by the trier of fact. The professionals at HSSK have the background and credentials to assist business litigation attorneys from pre-filing through settlement or trial.

HSSK's Litigation Consulting Group professionals have experience in a wide variety of disciplines and industries. Most have advanced degrees and at least one certification in areas such as accounting (CPA), fraud investigation (CFE) and financial forensics (CFF), business valuation (ASA), and electronic discovery (EnCE). This depth of talent allows HSSK to put together a qualified team to address the most complicated business litigation issues.

HSSK is a professional services firm specializing in several areas that complement each other, including business valuation, electronic discovery, and financial forensics. We are not an accounting firm, which reduces the possibility of conflicts of interest. We are not academics, but rather have real-world experience upon which to form our opinions. We are not “plaintiff experts” or “defense experts,” but rather we are advocates of the opinions we form from the evidence that we analyze. Our expert opinions are concisely expressed in the form of formal written reports to the court, deposition testimony, and trial testimony as needed.

Examples of clients that have engaged HSSK professionals as litigation consultants and expert witnesses include Fortune 500 companies, law and accounting firms, all types of financial institutions, insurance companies, government agencies, and many others. HSSK professionals have produced expert reports and provided expert testimony in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts. HSSK has been engaged by some of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the country to work on behalf of their clients. The Litigation Consulting Group brings exceptional responsiveness, experience, skills, and credentials to economic damage analysis, fraud investigations, financial forensics, and computer forensics and e-discovery.

The Litigation Consulting Group has experience in a number of different types of cases, including:

  • Antitrust Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Banking and Securities Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Economic Damages Analysis
  • Fraud Investigations and Detection
  • Healthcare Industry
  • Intellectual Property
  • Financial Forensics
  • Minority Oppression and Shareholder Squeeze-outs
  • Oil and Gas
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Computer Forensics
  • Personal Injury

Below are a few engagements HSSK professionals have worked on:

  • US Department of Justice v Landmark Land Company
  • Methodist Hospitals of Dallas v MetaBank
  • Emery v US Bank
  • Enrico DiPortanova, et al. v Quintana Petroleum Co., et al.
  • J. Howard Marshall, III and Vickie Lynn Marshall v Pierce Marshall, et al.
  • The Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, et al. v The United States
  • Blitz Holdings Corp., et al. v Grant Thornton, L.L.P.
  • WRT Creditors Liquidation Trust v KPMG, L.L.P.
  • @Outcome, Inc. v Sulzer Medica, Inc. et al.
  • EpicEdge v Reliant Resources, Inc. et al.
  • Coral Petroleum v Matthew Ratteree

For more information

Jeff W. Spilker, JD, CPA/ABV
jspilker@hssk.com or (713) 771-5011

W. Marc Schwartz CPA, CFE
mschwartz@hssk.com or (713) 771-5011

Christopher J. Kelly, CFE
ckelly@hssk.com or (214) 741-5360

Cindy B. Carradine, CPA/CFF
ccarradine@hssk.com or (214) 741-5360

Jared C. Jordan
jjordan@hssk.com or (512) 355-1120