Jack W. Harris, CPA, MBA, CVA, CFE, MAFF, CFF, CGMA, CIA Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Accounting and Business Damages

Specialty Focus: Business Interruption, Business Valuation, Commercial Damages, Construction Cost Audits, Construction Defect Damages, Fraud Investigation, Insurance Claims Analysis, Lost Profits Analysis, Surety Claims Analysis, Internal Audits, Forensic Accounting, Auditing

Education: MBA, University of San Diego; BSBA - Accounting, San Diego State University

Years in Practice: 38

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 8

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Jack W. Harris is an expert with 38 years professional experience in the areas of construction and surety claims, damages quantification, cost verification, lost profits analyses, financial management, accounting, internal auditing, valuations, and fraud investigations. Mr. Harris has worked on numerous domestic and international projects. Mr. Harris serves as an independent expert and consultant, and has held various management auditing and controller positions with major accounting, construction, financial services, and diversified firms. Mr. Harris is admitted as a Neutral with the American Arbitration Association for construction matters. Mr. Harris’ industry focus includes but is not limited to construction, mining, energy, real estate and land development, insurance, surety, and related industries. Other industry expertise includes high technology, medical, and professional services. Mr. Harris provides expert and consulting services on behalf of plaintiffs or defendants, and either owners or contractors. Mr. Harris has directed and performed numerous expert analyses and calculations involving issues of cost impact, cost reporting, claims damages assessment, lost profits, cost-to-complete estimates, home office costs, lost revenue, business interruption, operational costs, interest damages, foreign currency exchange, and others. He has provided expert witness testimony (at depositions and trial) and has experience with expert reporting, strategic case development, and the discovery process (including preparation, rebuttal and response to interrogatories). Mr. Harris’ dispute resolution experience includes coordination and assistance to counsel and with other experts in scheduling, delay, disruption, acceleration, change orders, productivity and inefficiency, cumulative impact, differing site conditions, measured mile, termination, and other technical issues.