Rob Hutchins is a top name in the US market for sophisticated forensic accounting and economic damages matters.
Mr Hutchins has been consulting with private and government clients and counsel on financial, accounting and economic issues for over 25 years. During this time he has served as an expert witness, consulting expert and forensic accountant on a variety of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, financial services and intellectual property engagements. Generally, the types of projects he has worked on during his career have included both accounting investigations and disputes involving claims of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, director and officer misconduct, fraud, fraudulent conveyances, insolvency, patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation and trademark infringement.
Select engagement experience includes serving as the expert and consulting expert in multiple patent infringement disputes in the pharmaceutical industry, serving as the expert and consulting expert in multiple trade secret misappropriation and trademark infringement matters in the oil and gas, healthcare, telecommunications and water infrastructure industries, serving as the consulting expert in a US$40 billion securities class action matter that alleged a Fifth Amendment taking of shareholders' equity, assisting on a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation engagement involving the failure of a multibillion US dollar bank and the resulting bankruptcy of its former holding company, serving as the lead forensic accountant in an investigation into a US multibillion dollar fraud surrounding the failure of one of the largest independent mortgage companies in the country, and serving as the lead forensic accountant in multiple investigations in the financial services industry involving the accounting for loan and investment losses and possible earnings management.
Rob Hutchins draws strong praise from peers in the field, who call him "a great guy with a lot of talent" for his impressive handling of fraud and accounting irregularity issues.
Rob Hutchins has been consulting with private and government clients and counsel on financial, accounting and economic issues for over 25 years. He has extensive experience analysing economic damages and leading forensic accounting investigations, and has testified numerous times at deposition and trial. Rob is a graduate of Georgetown University and is a certified public accountant; certified in financial forensics; accredited in business valuation; and a chartered global management accountant.
Rob’s damages-related experience includes providing consulting and expert witness services to clients involved in both general commercial litigation matters and intellectual property disputes including patent and trademark infringement and trade secret misappropriation. In connection with this work, he has performed numerous lost profits studies, damage calculations, asset valuations, royalty rate analyses and has prepared a significant number of expert reports.
Rob has also served as a forensic accountant on multiple occasions and has led teams investigating allegations of asset misappropriation and financial reporting irregularities. Over his career, Rob’s work has spanned a variety of industries including agriculture, financial services, oil and gas, manufacturing, medical devices, pharmaceutical, residential construction, telecommunications, toys and water infrastructure.