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Washington, DC

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Jean Lehman, CPA/CFF/CITP, CFE

Manager

Jean Lehman specializes in the measurement and evaluation of financial damages in litigation and insurance matters. With over 25 years of experience as a forensic accountant, litigation consultant and expert witness, she has authored expert reports for various federal and state courts as well as testified as an expert at trial, in deposition and at arbitration/reference hearings. Ms. Lehman focuses on construction in various areas including government projects, hospitals, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, and real estate.

Education
  • University of Rhode Island, B.S., Business Administration, Accounting
Licenses/Credentials
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified in Financial Forensics, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants,
  • Certified Information Technology Professional, AICPA
  • Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Rhode Island Chapter, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Select Speaking Engagements

“Cyber Security Exposures and Adjustments”, PLRB Western Regional Adjusters Conference, 2017.

“Employee Dishonesty”, RI Bar Superior Court Bench Committee, 2016.

“Cyber Security Risks & Challenges”, PLRB Regional Adjusters Conferences, 2016.

“Business Income for Mercantile Insureds”, PLRB Eastern Region Adjusters Conference, 2015.

“Asking the Right Financial Questions During Discovery”, RI Bar Association Intermediate Business Income Losses, 2012, 2008 Client Insurer.

“Business Interruption: Measuring Small Losses”, PLRB Claims Conference, 2007.

“Arson Investigation”, ACFE RI Chapter, 2004.

Select Testimony

Tectonic Engineering & Surveying, Consultants, P.C., v. Maninder Sethi, et al., Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County, Docket No. ESX-L-005347-19, Deposition Testimony, 2022.

Deetz Family, LLC v. Rust-Oleum Corporation, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, C.A. No. 4:16-cv-10790, Trial Testimony, 2019.

Deetz Family, LLC v. Rust-Oleum Corporation, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, C.A. No. 4:16-cv-10790, Deposition Testimony, 2018.

Screen Builders, Inc. v. Aspen Specialty Insurance Company, In the Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial Circuit, In and For Palm Beach County, Florida, C.A. No. 50 2006 CA 004284 XX MB AE, Deposition Testimony, 2009.

Consolidated Companies, Inc. v. Lexington Insurance Company, United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, C.A. No 06-4700, Trial Testimony, 2008.

Consolidated Companies, Inc. v. Lexington Insurance Company, United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, C.A. No 06-4700, Deposition Testimony, 2007.

Project Highlights

Lost Profits of a Hospital — Determined lost profits of a hospital associated with alleged construction defects. Evaluated hospital performance and the impact of lost space on revenues and expenses. Provided an affirmative lost profits report and the matter settled.

Damages for Hotel Subcontractor — Evaluation of remediation, mitigation and delay claims on behalf of a subcontractor associated with the construction of a hotel. The subcontractor provided materials to the project that were alleged to be defective. Results of evaluations of claims were prepared in anticipation of arbitration proceedings, prior to settlement.

Lost Profits and Damages of a Hotel – Evaluated remediation costs, lost profits and other expenses on behalf of the hotel owner as a result of alleged delays and construction defects under a design-bid-build contract. Evaluated operational revenue and expenses to measure lost profits and other costs. Provided an affirmative report of damages, rebuttal response and assisted with litigation support.