Nora Ostrofe

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Nora Ostrofe, MBA, CEA, CVA, is a forensic economist providing expertise in economic damages calculations in a wide variety of practice areas, including business interruption, business valuation, class action (product liability and FELA and state wage and hour), elder abuse, employment (Fair Pay Act, Federal whistleblower, FELA and state wage and hour, and wrongful termination), marital dissolution, mortgage fraud, pension and stock option valuation, and personal injury (asbestos, Jones Act, life care plan valuation, medical malpractice, wrongful death) litigation. She is often a damages expert in employment cases and has 25 years of experience as an expert witness.

Ms. Ostrofe has testified as an expert witness in depositions, arbitrations, and trials and served as a consultant in settlement negotiations. She is qualified to testify in superior courts in Alaska, California, Iowa, and Washington and in federal courts in Houston, New York, and California. She accepts assignments within the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii.

In addition to her role as Vice President with J.S. Held, Ms. Ostrofe regularly teaches CLE classes on valuing economic damages.

Ms. Ostrofe has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from St. Mary’s College, and a Certificate in Accounting from the University of California, Berkeley, where she also received a teaching credential in English and Social Science.

She has published articles in the Journal of Legal Economics and The Earnings Analyst, for which she is a co‐editor. She also regularly writes reviews of business and economics books for Publisher’s Weekly.

Professional Affiliations/Memberships/Licenses/Training

  • Certified Earnings Analyst, American Rehabilitation Economics Association (AREA)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA).
  • Former President and current Board Member of the American Rehabilitation Economics Association (AREA)
  • Member of the American Association of Economic and Financial Experts (AAEFE)
  • Member of the National Association of Forensic Economics (NAFE)
  • Member of the Collegium of Pecuniary Damage Experts (CPDE)

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