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

Business Damages and Accounting

Keywords/Search Terms:

Commercial Litigation Damages, Construction Damages, Construction Cost Audits, Lost Profits, Business Valuation, Construction Defect Damages, Forensic Accounting, Business Damages, Business Interruption, Insurance Claims, Surety Claims Analysis, Personal Injury Damages, Wrongful Death Damages


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

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Jack W. Harris is a forensic accounting expert with 44 years professional experience in the areas of commercial litigation damages, construction claims, construction damages quantification, construction cost audits, lost profits analyses, business valuation, business interruption, financial management, accounting, internal auditing, 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 accounting and 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 but not limited to high technology, medical, retail, manufacturing, distribution, 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. Mr. Harris has served as an arbitrator, mediator, and special master.