About
Experts in evidence.

Lowers Forensics International is a financial forensics firm, offering expertise in forensic accounting, litigation support, insurance claim accounting, and financial investigation services.

We are an internationally recognized accounting and consulting firm with offices across the United States and United Kingdom. Our broad range of experience includes financial and data analysis, review of relevant economic issues, expert witness testimony, evidence gathering, and administrative support.

Leadership
Marc Johnson, CPA
President

Marc Johnson has handled files throughout the United States and internationally, involving the evaluation of damages, insurance claim analysis, forensic accounting and litigation support.

He has handled a wide range of files related to property damage or theft including Jeweler’s Block coverage and employee malfeasance.

He has provided testimony as a CPA expert witness in State District Court; he has also authored expert reports for various federal and state courts on behalf of insurers and other parties. Clients include major property insurance companies, law firms, and other major US corporations.

Marc has prepared and delivered seminars as well as provided lectures to his peers at industry wide gatherings.

Sector Experience:

  • Onshore Energy
  • Jewelers & Cash transit
  • Product Recall
  • Food Supply
  • Retail
  • Precious Metals
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Boat Manufacturing

Select Testifying Experience:

  • Contamination of human food supply, $60 million
  • Urban clothing store, $500K
  • Wholesale/retail jewelers, various matters from $80K to $3 million
  • Precious metal smelter and trades, $14 million
  • Construction/sub-contractor, $2 million
  • Theft of entrusted cash, $2 million
  • Alternative fuel sources/synthetic fuel, $8 million
  • Employee misuse of corporate credit card, $300K
  • Recovery of losses from sub-prime, $14 million
  • Billing scheme with an outside vendor, $2 million
  • Recreational boat manufacturer, $500K

Education:

  • Bernard M. Baruch College
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting

Professional Qualifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of CPAs
Joe Scarlato, CFE
President, International

Joe Scarlato is a forensic accountant who has been evaluating economic and financial damages in litigation and insurance for more than 13 years.

Joe has worked primarily in Latin America and has testified in tribunal hearing in various countries in Latin America. He has been involved in international mediations and arbitrations.

Joe has spoken at events throughout the world on topics such as Power Purchase Agreements, Mining Economics, Advanced Business Interruption theory and most recently sat on a distinct panel at the Young Arbitrators Forum in Miami.

He is fully bilingual and has served as an expert witness in Spanish and English.

Sector Experience:

  • Power Generation
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Asset Tracing
  • Fraud Theory

Professional Qualifications:

  • Certified Fraud Examiner
Kaye D. Shelton, CPA
Senior Vice President

Kaye is a Senior VP in our Dallas area office. During her 25 plus years as a forensic accountant, she has handled thousands of business interruption (loss of earnings), property damage, fraud losses, divorce and other valuations, product recall and other liability related losses. She has a concentration in investigative accounting and litigation support. Clients include major property insurance companies, law firms, corporations and individuals.

Kaye’s expertise, by industry, includes:

  • Hotel/Hospitality
  • Utilities/Cogenerations
  • Banking
  • Manufacturing
  • Refinery
  • Construction
  • Retail
  • Service
  • Wholesale
  • Healthcare
  • Gaming
  • Maritime
  • Wind Farms
  • Livestock
  • Medical Devices

Kaye has been deposed and has provided testimony as a CPA expert witness. She has also authored expert reports for various federal and state courts on behalf of insurers and other parties.

Kaye holds her CPA certification in the state of Texas and graduated from Texas Tech University.

Daniel Devine, CPA, CFF
Senior Vice President

Mr. Devine has provided testimony as a CPA expert witness in State District Court. Has concentration in investigative accounting and litigation support. Clients include major property insurance companies, law firms, and corporations.

Mr. Devine has also given expert testimony on behalf of insurers and other parties and has assisted during Examinations Under Oath, Examinations Before Trial, and interrogatories.

Mr. Devine specializes in the evaluation of damages. He has handled a wide range of matters related to property damage, business interruption, out-of-site and in-site inventory losses including Jeweler’s Block and employee malfeasance. Mr. Devine has handled a multitude of business interruption engagements ranging across a many different industries but, is not limited to the following:

  • Fidelity
  • Hotel and Hospitality
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Personal services
  • Jewelry manufacturing facilities
  • Energy Merchant / Power Plants
  • Auto Dealerships / Floor Plan Financing
  • Fraud
  • Financial Institutions
  • Cigarette Tax Stamps and Wholesalers
  • Cyber
  • Rental properties
  • Restaurants
  • Various retail sectors
  • Banking and financial services
  • Real Estate
  • Lost Future Earnings
  • Wrongful Death
  • Breach of Contract
  • Jewelry and precious stone wholesalers and retailers

Engagements have included losses incurred by businesses as a result of the World Trade Center catastrophe and recent U.S. / Caribbean Hurricane activity. In addition, Mr. Devine has been involved with the following losses/engagements:

  • Business valuation
  • Excess liability
  • Product liability
  • Self-insured retention
  • Subrogation
  • Corporate Internal Investigations:
    • Review of liability claim files
    • Verification and projection of Indemnity and expense payments;
    • Heath services including hospitals
    • Third party construction delay liability

Mr. Devine has also given expert testimony on behalf of insurers and other parties and has assisted during Examinations Under Oath, Examinations Before Trial, and interrogatories.

Prior to forming Lowers Forensics International, Mr. Devine was a partner at Hagen, Streiff, Newton & Oshiro and Director at RGL Forensics and worked at MDD Forensics which serviced the insurance and legal industry. His primary work experience is in insurance claim analysis, forensic accounting and litigation support.

EDUCATION:

  • Iona College, New Rochelle, NY

LICENSES:

  • CPA License for the State of NY & NJ
  • CFF AICPA Certification

AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Bar Association
John C. Ganss, CPA
Senior Vice President

John Ganss is a forensic accountant specializing in assignments involving insurance loss accounting. He has
analyzed, verified, and determined factual matters through the examination of operating and financial records. His vast experience spans 28 years in the industry and his assignments have included the verification and determination of business interruption losses, physical damage, contents and product recall as well as claims in the fields of retail, wholesale and manufacturing operations. He has excelled in the interpretation and communication of the results of insurance claim reviews, analysis and findings through written and oral reports to interested insurers. He has participated directly with adjusters and attorneys in the preparation of strategies related to Catastrophe claim files and directed the handling of complex losses with property damage, business income and extra expense aspects. He has also applied the policy provisions determined by adjusters relating to complex manufacturing and catastrophe claims.

Select Industry Experience:

  • Forest Products, including MDF and OSB Facilities
  • Lodging, including WTC related loss exceeding $40M
  • Manufacturing, including Arc Furnace Steel Mills and Glass Furnace Glass Manufacturing
  • Personal services, including Law and Health Practices
  • Rental properties, including Apartment, Condominium and Commercial
  • The Medical field, including Hospitals, MRI and Clinics
  • The Petrochemical industry, including plastics and chemicals
  • Various retail sectors
  • Employee Dishonesty
  • Banking and financial services
  • Energy including Power Plants
  • Natural Resource Mining
  • Product Liability
  • Product Recall
  • Subrogation
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Garment, including manufacture and sales

Select Testifying Experience:

  • Assist attorneys in the questioning of experts during Examinations Under Oath
  • Testifying expert regarding support of findings
  • Participate in Binding Arbitration on large September 11, 2001 business interruption and extra expense
    claim
  • Provide Deposition and / or Examination Under Oath Testimony on various cases
  • Arbitration and Appraisal Lead Participation

Select Consulting Experience:

  • Analyze financial statements and performed profit and loss statement analysis
  • Perform calculations of business interruption values and loss of earnings
  • Analyze the effect of variable and fixed expenses of total and partial suspensions of business activity
  • Supervise, direct and oversee senior staff during Catastrophic loss periods
  • Verification of expenses incurred to repair and replace fixed assets
  • Work with Engineers, Builders and other Consultants in valuation of replacement / repair costs
  • Perform analyses of overhead accounts and rates in determining applicable overhead rates per Insurance
    Contract
  • Value damaged inventory at cost and retail – Performed Shrinkage Calculations
  • Plan, observe / and participate in post–loss physical inventories
  • Conduct inventory price tests and roll‐forward calculations

Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Licensed in the State of New York

Education:

  • St. John’s University, Queens, New York
  • 1988, Bachelor of Science ‐ Accounting

Professional Affiliations:

  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Select Speaking Engagements/Media Interviews:

  • Participate and conduct seminars at insurance companies particularly related to in‐house training of
    adjusters on business interruption and extra expense
Danielle Gardiner, CPA
Senior Vice President

Danielle Gardiner is an accountant in the Providence, RI office with more than 20 years of forensic accounting experience. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in New York and Rhode Island.

Danielle has focused her career on investigative/forensic accounting. She has extensive experience in the measurement of economic damages in various industries in the U.S. and throughout the world.

She has performed forensic accounting analysis on cases ranging up to $800M.

She has provided litigation support services relating to various industries and has provided testimony in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Clients value Danielle’s ability to identify and focus in on key issues in large complex matters, as well as the simplified manner in which she communicates her findings.

Sector Experience:

  • Fidelity
  • Automotive/Steel
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Banking
  • Commercial
  • Real Estate
  • Computer Microchips
  • Computer Software
  • Construction
  • Dairy
  • Electronics
  • Environmental Services
  • Food
  • Import/Export
  • Loss of Rents
  • Newspaper
  • Paper/Pulp
  • Printing
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Sugar
  • Toys & Games
  • Transportation
  • Wholesalers

Education:

  • University of South Florida, Ft. Myers, FL
  • 1993, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration ‐ Accounting

Professional Qualifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of CPAs
David Gardiner, CPA
Senior Vice President

David Gardiner started his career as a forensic accountant in 2000. Since then he has focused on the evaluation of economic and financial damages in litigation and insurance.

Based in Lowers Forensics International’s New England offices, David has provided forensic accounting analysis on cases exceeding $300M in damages and has covered a diverse field of industries.

David has also provided litigation support services which include writing experts reports for both state and federal courts, providing deposition testimony and arbitration testimony.

David has been a speaker at various insurance organizations on various topics of economic damages.

Sector Experience:

  • Contract Disputes
  • Fidelity
  • Hospitality
  • Professional Services
  • Healthcare
Carlos A. Rivera
Senior Vice President

Honing his skills in the specialized aspects of investigative accounting, Carlos Rivera has focused his career on forensic accounting. He is highly experienced in the review, analysis and measurement of US and international business interruption and property losses as well as disputes for clients in the insurance and legal markets. Carlos has evaluated economic damages in claims from a variety of industries, such as:

  • Energy, including oil and gas, and power generation and transmission
  • Manufacturing, including cement, steel, plastics and corrugated materials, graphite, food and beverage processing, etc.
  • Mining
  • Hospitality
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail and personal services
  • Logistics and distribution
  • Construction

Additionally, Carlos possesses expertise in the field of non-verbal communication, applying these skills to his career as a forensic accountant. He holds a Master Certification in Advanced Nonverbal Communication from JN Forensics Academy, as well as Master Certifications in Subtle Expression Recognition and Micro-Expression Recognition.

Fluent in both English and Spanish, Carlos has extensive experience with claims in the US, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia, Honduras and Ecuador.

Education:

  • 2010, Master of Accountancy—Forensic Accounting, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2007, Bachelor of Business Administration—Accounting/Finance, University of Miami Select Testifying

Professional Credentials:

  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Master Analyst in Financial Forensics
John Andrew, CPA, CFF, ACIArb, MAE
Senior Vice President

John Andrew brings over 30 years of forensic accounting experience to LFI’s London office. Mr. Andrew has been involved in investigative and forensic accounting since 1982 and has analyzed financial information from a broad spectrum of public and private entities. He has been involved in alternative dispute resolution cases and has testified as an expert witness in legal proceedings. Mr. Andrew has extensive experience in the measurement of insurance loss claims and litigation support. He has worked in various types of public accounting assignments and the measurement of insurance loss claims throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Far East. He has also been involved in common and civil litigation cases in Europe, the United Kingdom and North America.

Sector Experience:

  • Oil Refineries & petrochemicals
  • Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
  • Aluminum Refining & Smelting
  • Rolling & Conversion Plants
  • Utilities & Co-generation Plants
  • Construction Projects
  • Commercial Publishing & Printing
  • Mining & Extraction
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Telecoms & Telecommunications
  • Wholesale & Retail Hotel & Leisure
  • Forestry and Pulp & Paper
  • Film Production
  • Jewelers’ Block
  • Food Processing & Distribution
  • Computer Loss & Fraud
  • Fire, Flood, Stock & Fraud

Education:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Major Computer Science) – McGill University 1980
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy – McGill University 1982
  • Chartered Accountant – McGill University – 1984
  • UK Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – 2008

Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant – 2005

Professional Affiliations / Memberships:

  • Member of the British Academy of Experts (MAE)
  • Associate Member of the UK Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb)
  • Member of the U.S. Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Member of the U.S. Certified Public Accountants (CPA)
  • Member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA)
Andrew Biedermann
Vice President

Andrew Biedermann is a forensic accountant in the Philadelphia office, and has more than 23 years of experience in the industry. He specializes in investigative accounting and has a wide range of experience in all types of insurance claims and litigation, but specializes in losses related to business interruption, property damages, and extra expenses.

Andrew has been involved in thousands of forensic accounting cases during his career across various industries in North America, with claimed losses ranging from the low thousands to hundreds of millions of dollars. Andrew has prepared and presented seminars to various insurance companies.

Andrew’s work product reflects his accuracy, prompt response time & turnaround, and attention to detail in all aspects of a claim’s lifespan from beginning to end. Clients value Andrew’s timely response times, his thorough approach to the claims process, and his ability to accurately communicate his findings to all parties.

Sector Experience:

• Hospitality (hotels and resorts)
• Housing/Apartments
• Gaming (casinos & resorts)
• Hospitals & healthcare
• Manufacturing and production losses
• Printing
• Retail
• Wholesalers
• Food services
• Professional services
• Transportation

Jennifer Isaacs, CFE, CVA
Vice President

Jennifer is a Vice President with Lowers Forensics International and is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Valuation Analyst.

Jennifer’s expertise includes the quantification of economic damages related to lost profits, no-fault lost wages, substitute wage assessments, business interruption, extra expenses, and fraud investigation. She also provides forensic accounting services for financial motive, such as investigations of employee theft and she has extensive knowledge in analyzing bank statements and financial records, tracing the flow of funds, inventory theft and numerous other cases involving potential fraud. Jennifer routinely provides litigation support services to clients and provides lost profits and business interruption training to several insurance companies.

In addition, Jennifer has conducted valuation studies of privately held business enterprises, professional licenses, advanced academic degrees, enhanced earnings capacities and professional practices for a variety of circumstances including matrimonial proceedings and economic damage analysis.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Auto Dealerships
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Child Care
  • Construction
  • Employee Dishonesty
  • Golf Courses
  • Hair Salons
  • Hospitality/Hotel
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Personal service firms
  • Rental Properties
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurants
  • Lost Future Earnings
  • Various retail sectors
Tommy Lockett, CPA, CFE
Vice President

Tommy is a VP in our Houston office. During his 23 years plus as a forensic accountant and property claims consultant, he has handled hundreds of engagements involving the evaluation and quantification of economic damages including loss of business income, lost profits, extra expenses, product liability, product recall, property damage, fidelity, builders risk, inventory/stock and financial condition analyses. He has provided deposition testimony and testified in Federal Court.

Industry/Sector Experience:

• Agriculture
• Apartments and Condominiums
• Banking
• Chemical
• Child Care
• Citrus
• Concrete
• Elderly Care Facilities
• Fertilizer
• Food
• Furniture
• Government
• Hospitals
• Hotels and Resorts
• Lumber
• Medical
• Oil & Gas (Upstream, Midstream and Downstream)
• Plastic
• Power Generation
• Printing
• Professional Services
• Restaurants
• Renewable Energy (Solar and Wind)
• Retail Services
• Steel
• Sugar
• Theme Parks
• Universities

Education:

• Troy University, Troy, AL – Bachelor of Science – Accounting – 1992
• Troy University, Troy, AL – Master of Business Administration – 1993

Professional Qualifications:

• Certified Public Accountant
• Certified Fraud Examiner
• General Lines Agent – Property and Casualty

Professional Memberships:

• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
• Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Houston Chapter
• Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Oliver Tiemann
Vice President

With over 36 years of experience as a professional accountant and three years in the mining industry in Canada and South Africa, Oliver Tiemann brings his vast knowledge of financial information analysis to Lowers Forensics International. Mr. Tiemann has delivered numerous seminars and presentations to members of the insurance industry relating to investigation auditing and business interruption loss measurement. He has been involved in various types of public accounting assignments and the measurement of insurance loss claims throughout the globe.

Sector Experience:

  • Oil Refineries and Petrochemicals
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
  • Industrial and Commercial Construction
  • Mining and Metallurgical
  • Airlines, Rail and Shipyards
  • Aluminum Refining, Smelting, Rolling and Conversion
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Food Processing
  • Steel Mills and Conversion Plants
  • Utilities and Cogeneration Plants

Education:

  • Chartered Accountant - McGill University - 1985
  • Diploma in Public Accountancy - McGill University - 1984
  • Bachelor of Mining Engineering - McGill University - 1979

Major Assignments:

  • EKO Hellenic Refineries – Thessaloniki, Greece
  • EuroDisney – Paris, France
  • Cabot Carbon – Ellesmere Port, UK
  • Reliance Petroleum Refinery – Jamnagar, India
  • Nortel Networks – Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • API Energia – Falconara, Italy
  • Idemitsu Hokkaido Refinery – Tomakomai, Japan
  • Petro Canada Lube Plant – Mississauga, Canada
  • OMG Nickel – Harjavalta, Finland
  • Kraton Polymers – Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • GALP Energia Porto Refinery - Portugal
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Co – Port Arthur, Texas, USA
  • Hard Rock Café – London, UK
  • Huntsman Corporation – Port Arthur, Texas, USA
  • Drummond Shoal Creek Coal Mine – Alabama, USA
  • Wallop Defense Systems – Hampshire, UK
  • Sandvik AB – Sandviken, Sweden
  • Allergan Pharmaceuticals – Westport, Ireland
  • Timken Corp – Ploiesti, Romania
  • EADS Astrium – Stevenage, UK
  • Holmen Paper – Noorkoping, Sweden
  • Neste Oil – Porvoo, Finland
  • Ontex International NV – Istanbul, Turkey
  • GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals - Wavre, Belgium
  • Winoa / Seoul Shot Industry – Kyungnam, Korea
  • Solvay / Solvin SA – Jemeppe-sur-Sambre, Belgium
  • Technicolor SA – Ayutthaya, Thailand
  • SKF Aeroengine – Rouvignies, France
  • Jacquet Milcamps – Brussels, Belgium
  • Nikon-Essilor – Nasu, Japan