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Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Ken Metcalfe is lauded for his “depth of knowledge of the energy industry” and “strength of expert testimony at trial”.


Ken is a forensic accounting and economic damages expert with over 39 years of experience in a variety of industry sectors.

Ken has provided testimony at trial or arbitration in litigations on over 40 occasions, delivered depositions on over 50 occasions and has given concurrent expert witness testimony (hot-tubbing) on two occasions. He has helped counsel and clients to resolve disputes in excess of US$7.5 billion on projects valued at over US$20 billion. He has testified on damages issues in federal and state courts and in US and international arbitrations, and also assisted counsel and clients in numerous extensive settlement negotiations, as well as in mediation. Prior to the firm’s being acquired by HKA, he was co-founder and co-CEO of the Kenrich Group LLC and is the “Ken” in Kenrich.

Ken has worked on client projects in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. He has assisted clients from a variety of sectors, including aerospace, biotechnology, buildings, defense, electric power and utilities, industrial, infrastructure, manufacturing, oil and gas, technology, and telecommunications, with significant experience in the nuclear energy and associated regulated industries.

Ken has analyzed accounting and economic damages-related issues in various types of disputes, including breach of contract, terminations, fraud investigations, patent infringement, and trade secret misappropriations. His economic damages work has addressed increased costs, lost profits, price erosion, cost of capital, and lost value, including the valuation of lost royalties. Ken has also performed detailed forensic analyses and historical cost and financial statement reconstructions and has advised clients on evaluating the economics related to significant alternative investments.

Ken holds a BS in Business Administration, graduating cum laude from Georgetown University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), and an Associate Certified Fraud Examiner. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the Greater Washington Society of Public Accountants, and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Ken has lectured on various forensic accounting and economic damages-related issues to graduate students at Stanford University’s Construction, Engineering and Management Program. Ken has also taught graduate students at the George Washington School of Business regarding the preparation and analysis of economic damages claims related to government contracts, as well as in the private sector. Additionally, he has had extensive involvement related to cost and damages issues in the Trial Advocacy Program sponsored by the Public Contracts Section of the American Bar Association. He has also presented to various attorney forums, as well as to project owners, contractors and financiers.

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