Overview

Mr. McGuire is a Managing Director with The Claro Group, based in Washington, D.C. He has more than 24 years of experience in the quantification of economic damages and offering of related expert witness testimony in all manner of disputes, forensic accounting and fraud investigations, financial statement auditing, and tax consulting.

Mr. McGuire has substantial experience in commercial damages matters, conducting complex financial analyses and preparing expert reports for a variety of disputes including lost profits, lost earnings of persons, breach of non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, diminution in business value, securities litigation, theft of trade secrets, patent infringement, abusive tax shelters, government contractor disputes, alter ego analyses, and business interruption insurance claims. He has been qualified and testified as an economic expert witness in federal court, state court and in arbitration proceedings.

Mr. McGuire has also conducted numerous forensic accounting and fraud investigations in a variety of matters, including financial statement fraud, asset misappropriation, corruption, white collar civil/criminal defense, campaign finance compliance, FINRA disciplinary proceedings, and SEC enforcement actions.

Prior to joining The Claro Group, Mr. McGuire was a Director in the Disputes & Investigations practice at Duff & Phelps, LLC. Prior to that, he spent 13 years as a member of the Dispute Analysis & Investigations, Audit & Assurance, and Tax practices at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. In addition, Mr. McGuire is a frequent speaker, both locally and nationally, on subjects including commercial damages, lost earnings of persons, fraud & forensic accounting, and business valuation.

Experience +

Prepared multiple damages analyses and testified in a $56 million business valuation dispute between former partners in an alternative energy venture over alleged breaches of fiduciary duty, fraud, and misappropriation of assets.

Prepared a damages analysis and testified on behalf of a major manufacturer of telecom equipment in a $10 million dispute with a provider of telecom support services alleging tortious interference.

Prepared a rebuttal analysis of four expert reports for an arbitration between a prime contractor and subcontractor over the alleged failure to properly allocate work share under a government contract pursuant to a teaming agreement.

Engaged as a testifying expert and prepared damages analyses in numerous matters involving the alleged violation of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and/or alleged theft of trade secrets, most recently in a dispute between a third-party administrator of retirement plans and three former employees who founded a competing enterprise.

Prepared a damages analysis and testified on behalf of the United States in a personal injury matter brought by a contractor who was injured due to the collapse of a retaining wall at a government-owned hydroelectric facility.

Prepared a lost profits analysis for a major health plan in a $36 million breach of contract arbitration with a provider group.

Prepared a rebuttal analysis for a government-sponsored enterprise in an $800 million dispute involving the originator and servicer of residential mortgage loans.

Led the forensic audits of campaign finances for candidates in both the 2010-2011 and 2015-2016 International Brotherhood of Teamsters International Officers Election.

Led an investigation that uncovered a near $1 million embezzlement perpetrated by the Finance Director of a large state teacher’s union.

Led a team preparing a rebuttal analysis of alleged accounting improprieties by ten corporate executives in a $16 million white collar criminal defense matter.

Education +

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Connecticut, 1992

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Eastern Connecticut State University, 1994

Certifications +

Certified Valuation Analyst, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts

Master Analyst in Financial Forensics, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts

Memberships +

National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts

National Association of Forensic Economics

American Economic Association

Licensing Executives Society

Publications & Speaking Engagements+

Calculating Economic Damages, presentation to American University, Kogod School of Business, ACCT 680 - Advanced Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination (April 2021)

Financial Statements for Franchise Lawyers, American Bar Association webinar (July 2020)

Lost Earnings Damages in Defamation Cases, presentation to Clare Locke LLP (May 2020)

Calculating Economic Damages, presentation to American University, Kogod School of Business, ACCT 680 - Advanced Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination (April 2020)

The Experts Speak: Calculating Damages for New Businesses and Cross-Examination of Damages/Valuation Experts, panel presentation to the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston, MA (January 2020)

Deconstructing a Business Valuation, panel presentation to the Maryland & Washington, DC chapter meeting of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), Columbia, MD (November 2019)

Forensic Accounting Demystified, presentation to the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), New York, NY (November 2019)

Calculating Commercial Damages, presentation to the Commercial Litigation Section of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Rockville, MD (October 2019)

Calculating Economic Damages, presentation to American University, Kogod School of Business, ACCT 680 - Advanced Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination, Washington, DC (March 2019)

Forensic Accounting Demystified, presentation to the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), New York, NY (March 2019)

Fundamentals of Business Valuation, presentation to the Fairfax Bar Association, Fairfax, VA (March 2018)

Calculating Economic Damages, presentation to American University, Kogod School of Business, ACCT 680 - Advanced Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination, Washington, DC (March 2018)

Calculating Commercial Damages, presentation to the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Rockville, MD (April 2017)

Calculating Economic Damages, presentation to American University, Kogod School of Business, ACCT 680 - Advanced Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination, Washington, DC (March 2017)

Calculating Lost Earnings, presentation to Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP, Philadelphia, PA (October 2016)

Calculating Damages in Civil Litigation, presentation to the District of Columbia Bar, Washington, DC (May 2016)

Calculating Economic Damages, presentation to American University, Kogod School of Business, ACCT 680 - Advanced Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination, Washington, DC (March 2016)

Fraud & Forensic Accounting: What’s Past is Prologue, presentation to the Mercer County Bar Association XTREME CLE, Princeton Junction, NJ (November 2015)

Financial Forensics: Tools and Techniques, presentation to the Williamsburg Bar Association, Williamsburg, VA (November 2015)

Calculating Lost Earnings, presentation to Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC, Rockville, MD (October 2015)

Forensic Accounting Demystified, presentation to the Economics Society at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (October 2015)

Calculating Commercial Damages, presentation to Paley, Rothman, Goldstein, Rosenberg, Eig & Cooper, Chartered, Bethesda, MD (October 2015)

Calculating Commercial Damages, presentation to the Alexandria Bar Association, Alexandria, VA (September 2015)

Financial Forensics: Tools and Techniques, presentation to the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association, Harrisonburg, VA (June 2015)

Fraud & Forensic Accounting: What’s Past is Prologue, presentation to the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association, Fredericksburg, VA (May 2015)

Calculating Commercial Damages, presentation to the Fairfield County Bar Association, Stamford, CT (April 2015)

Calculating Commercial Damages, presentation to the Gloucester County Legal Education Association, Mullica Hill, NJ (April 2015)

Calculating Economic Damages, presentation to American University, Kogod School of Business, ACCT 680 - Advanced Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination, Washington, DC (March 2015)

Financial Forensics: Tools and Techniques, presentation to the Washington County Bar Association, Westerly, RI (March 2015)

Financial Forensics: Tools and Techniques, presentation to the Saint Mary’s County Bar Association, Leonardtown, MD (March 2015)

Fraud & Forensic Accounting: What’s Past is Prologue, presentation to the Ninth Annual Tax & Accounting Conference in affiliation with the Northern Chapter of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Accounting Advisory Council of the Department of Accounting - George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (November 2014)

Calculating Economic Damages, presentation to American University, Kogod School of Business, ACCT 680 - Advanced Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination, Washington, DC (April 2014)

Calculating Commercial Damages, presentation to Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, PA, Potomac, MD (June 2010)

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