Partner | CPA, ABV | Newport Beach, CA

Deborah Ford is a forensic accounting and expert witness who specializes in insurance claims, forensic accounting claims and business litigation. Having originally trained in audit at Deloitte, Deborah joined HSNO’s headquarters in California over 14 years ago, spent a year in the London office and has returned to Irvine, California.

Deborah is regularly instructed by Insurers, Loss Adjusters and Attorneys to measure economic damages in a wide range of claims and disputes. This includes computation of business interruption, lost earnings, profit and earnings projections, fraud examinations, tracing employee theft, stock loss, property damage and extra expense. Overall Deborah has been involved in over 750 cases, including claims of up to $500 million.

Sector Experience

  • Product Recall
  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Entertainment / Contingency
  • Retail
  • Hotels and Restaurants
  • Hospitality
  • Auto Dealerships
  • Real Estate
  • Logistics
  • Gaming
  • White Collar Crime
  • Intellectual Property

Select Testifying Experience

  • Shareholder dispute, intellectual property: $50 million
  • Lost profit, intellectual property: $8 million
  • Partnership dispute and valuation, auto dealership: $3-8 million
  • Shareholder dispute, intellectual property: $8 million
  • Violation of contract: $600k

Global Experience

  • United Kingdom
  • USA
  • Mexico
  • Japan
  • Shareholder dispute, intellectual property: $50 million
  • Lost profit, intellectual property: $8 million
  • Partnership dispute and valuation, auto dealership: $3-8 million
  • Shareholder dispute, intellectual property: $8 million
  • Violation of contract: $600k

Professional Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Accredited Business Valuation by the American Institute of CPAs