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  • Company: Trace Forensic Experts LLC
  • Phone: 262-337-0458
  • Cell: 262-337-0458
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Accounting and Intellectual Property

Keywords/Search Terms:

Economic, Intellectual Property & Commercial Damages, Infringement, Lost Profits, Royalty, Forensic Accounting, Breach of Contract, Fiduciary Duty, Fraud Investigations, Embezzlement, Construction, Bankruptcy, Malpractice, Analytics, ediscovery, special master, Ponzi schemes, Theft of Trade Secrets


BA Economics, minor in Finance, University Wisconsin Madison; MS Taxation/Accounting, University Wisconsin Milwaukee

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Additional Information

Paul Rodrigues is a Managing Member of Trace Forensic Experts LLC. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant with a Master's Degree in Taxation and is Certified in Financial Forensics. Paul has more than 30 years of experience in the accounting profession. He began his practice with a big four public accounting firm and has served as an expert witness or consultant in numerous forensic, fraud, and litigation engagements with damage claims ranging from $1 million to $250 million. He has testified in Federal and State courts, arbitrations and mediations. Paul has been involved with civil and criminal litigation (on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants) including but not limited to: accounting & auditing standards; improper accounting entries, the determination of lost profits, income, assets, or damages; internal investigations and fraud investigations, securities, civil RICO; bribery and other litigation claims requiring accounting and tax expertise. Paul has performed hundreds of fraud/embezzlement interviews and obtained numerous signed confessions. Paul has conducted forensic accounting engagements for both US and India based companies. He has extensive experience in construction, dealerships, manufacturing, recycling, financial, banking, insurance, hospitality, higher education, pharmaceutical and various service-based industries. Issues include: shareholder and contract disputes; locating hidden assets; identifying fraudulent transfers; tracing assets; analyzing business valuations; investigating conflicts of interest; leading eDiscovery efforts; and quantifying loss claims arising from contract disputes, financial statement fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud, shareholder and employee fraud, contractor fraud, accounting malpractice, and acquisition disputes involving seller misrepresentations and intellectual property damages. He has worked extensively on bankruptcy litigation matters and on corporate liquidations, restructurings, and receiverships. His clients include commercial, local, state & federal government interests such as the US Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Office of Labor Racketeering & Fraud Investigations and the Wisconsin DOJ. Paul has also been appointed as forensic accounting examiner by the U.S. Bankruptcy court and worked cases in collaboration with the FBI and IRS Criminal divisions. Paul is a past member of the AICPA Litigation Services Task Force. He co-authored the AICPA’s Practice Aid 10-1, “Serving as an Expert Witness or Consultant.” This comprehensive publication provides authoritative guidance on a variety of forensic accounting matters and the role of the CPA in litigation. Paul is an active lecturer and has taught numerous classes and seminars at the Masters degree level and for various financial, accounting and legal trade groups for continuing educational requirements. He has authored numerous articles for local and national publications including the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, the Wisconsin Law Journal and the Fraud Examiner Newsletter distributed by the ACFE.