Preview of Member Only Content
For full access: or Become a Member
When the Calculations May Mean the Difference Between Guilty and Not Guilty
By Stanley I Foodman, Dennis G. Kainen
A plaintiff’s allegation of fraud or monies owed in a charging document or complaint might not be true. An accurate analysis and interpretation of numbers in a financial case might be the difference between winning and losing. For years, the courts have recognized the importance of forensic accountants. The effectiveness of a forensic accountant may depend upon the breadth and depth of his or her experience.
A Legal and Number-Crunching Team
In many legal proceedings, lawyers often need to solve complex mathematical riddles. Adversaries in a case may differ on issues such as calculation of damages, lost revenue, taxes, and other key amounts. The stakes may be high in complex commercial and criminal cases. The evidence — incriminating, exonerating, or both — is usually present, but elusive or incomplete.
Because victory often hinges on interpreting “the numbers” and their connection to other documents, there is a growing trend among lawyers working on complex cases to partner with a forens
Want to read more?
The Champion archive is reserved for NACDL members.
NACDL members, please login to read the rest of this article.
Not a member? Join now.
Or click here to see an overview of NACDL Member benefits.
See what NACDL members say about us.
To read the current issue of The Champion in its entirety, click here.
- Media inquiries: Contact NACDL's Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez at 202-465-7662 or email@example.com
- Academic Requests: Full articles of The Champion Magazine are available for academic and research purposes in the WestLaw and LexisNexis databases.