Jonathan Couchman, CPA, CFF, ABV

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Jonathan Couchman, CPA, CFF, ABV joined J.S. Held in March of 2022 as part of J.S. Held's acquisition of Ocean Tomo. Johnathan has extensive experience in providing consulting services related to every phase of the litigation process. He has testified in federal court on various accounting, economic, and financial issues in the context of damages and also provided assistance to counsel in cross-examining opposing expert witnesses. In addition, Jonathan has prepared expert reports, performed complex financial modeling, and directed various aspects of the discovery process including cost audits and document reviews.

Jonathan’s recent experience includes evaluation of economic damages resulting from an alleged breach of contract between multiple nuclear utilities and the United States Department of Energy, analysis of claimed lost profits related to alleged interference with the operation of a retail seafood market, evaluation of a claim regarding misrepresentation of a contract for operations and maintenance services at several U.S. Naval bases, and evaluation of alleged incremental cost damages related to inspections and repairs of offshore natural gas rigs.

Jonathan serves on the AICPA’s Economic Damages Advisory Panel, a think-tank created to provide high-level thought leadership around current damages-related issues impacting the profession. He also formerly co-chaired the Damages Subcommittee of the Expert Witnesses Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation. Prior to joining Ocean Tomo, a part of J.S. Held, Jonathan worked at Arthur Andersen in its consulting practice in Washington, DC.

Jonathan received his Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude with honors, from the University of Maryland.

Key Expertise

  • Economic Damages Analysis
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Lost Profits
  • Financial Modeling
  • Valuation
  • Litigation Consulting

Professional Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)