Bruce P. Budge
- Senior Managing Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +1 206 689 4481
- F: +1 206 260 1331
- 1111 Third Avenue
- 12th Floor
- Seattle, WA, 98101
- United States
- T: +1 206 373 6500
- F: +1 206 386 5841
- B.S., Business, concentration in Accounting, University of Idaho
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Chairman, Forest Products Committee (1986-88)- Chairman
- Professional Conduct Committee (1991-93) and present- Member
- Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Expert Testimony
- Forensic Litigation Consulting
- Intellectual Property
- Public Sector & Government Contracts
- Healthcare & Life Sciences
- Retail & Consumer Products
- Financial Institutions
Bruce Budge is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Seattle. Mr. Budge has extensive experience in dispute advisory services, financial advisory services, accounting and auditing, financial reporting, expert witness testimony and case consultancies.
Mr. Budge’s dispute advisory experience includes matters involving financial misrepresentations, post-acquisition disputes, accounting and auditing malpractice and damages quantification in a wide range of disputes including breach of contract, toxic tort, intellectual property, legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary obligations and other commercial litigation matters. He has performed economic and financial analysis, valuations, and complex damages analyses involving cost analysis, lost profits, reasonable royalty, sales trend analysis, profit margin analysis, unjust enrichment and revenue sharing.
Mr. Budge’s industry experience includes wholesale distribution, forest products, manufacturing (including paper, lumber, panel products and food processing, among others), retailing, government, public utilities and health care. He has planned, supervised and performed financial statement audits of public and private companies in the forest products, seafood, marine transportation, wholesale distribution, retailing, governmental agencies, financial services, charitable foundations, public utilities and healthcare industries.
Mr. Budge has provided expert witness testimony in federal and state courts throughout the United States for over twenty-five years. His damages quantification experience involves a wide range of cases involving both claim preparation and defense assignments. He has also participated in projects dealing with the detection and prevention of fraud, both as a forensics specialist and as an external auditor of financial statements.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Budge was a Managing Partner of KPMG’s Boise office. Prior to that, he spent three years at Arthur Andersen as an Office Managing Partner and eleven as a division head. Earlier in his career he was Financial Control Manager for K2 Corporation.
Mr. Budge holds a B.S. degree in business from the University of Idaho. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Idaho, Washington and Oregon and has passed all four examinations in Business Valuations of the American Society of Appraisers. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors and Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, where he has served as a member of the Professional Conduct Committee and as Chairman of the Forest Products Committee. He has been active on advisory boards for several business schools, including Seattle University, University of Washington (Economics) and Boise State University.