Dana Hayes has more than 20 years of experience providing valuation, accounting and economic consulting services primarily in the context of complex commercial litigation in federal and state court as well as domestic and international arbitration.
In connection with various matters, Ms. Hayes has analyzed and calculated financial damages due to lost profits, diminution of business value, disgorgement of profits, price erosion, reasonable royalty, expropriation and unjust enrichment. Ms. Hayes has performed many enterprise and equity valuations as well as solvency analysis. Ms. Hayes has directed litigation engagements involving breach of contract, accounting fraud, underwriter due diligence, auditor liability, intellectual property, post-acquisition and antitrust issues. She has experience in a variety of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, healthcare, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, insurance and retail.
Ms. Hayes has also been involved with investigations of private equity firms and hedge funds, SEC initiated accounting investigations, transfer pricing analysis, and financial advisory work for both creditors and debtors in bankruptcy. Ms. Hayes has prepared many property damage and business interruption insurance claims.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Hayes was in the Accounting and Finance consulting practice at Huron Consulting Group in Chicago and New York and at its predecessor firm, Andersen. Before entering consulting, Ms. Hayes was a research analyst with the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Senate.
Ms. Hayes holds an M.B.A. from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois and is Accredited in Business Valuation and Certified in Financial Forensics by the AICPA.
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