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David B. Connelly, CPA, JD

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David B. Connelly, CPA, JD

David Connelly is a Certified Public Accountant and attorney with more than 40 years of collective financial investigation, audit, and legal experience. For the past 29 years, he has specialized in complex forensic accounting investigations, damages analysis, and expert testimony. His combined accounting and legal expertise provides him with a unique perspective of financial litigation issues.

Mr. Connelly has extensive experience serving as a testifying expert in federal and state court, as an internal financial litigation consultant, and he has served as a court appointed accounting referee/neutral. His litigation engagements have covered a wide variety of areas, including breach of contract and fiduciary duty, fraud, misappropriation, corporate and partnership disputes, contract accounting matters, intellectual property, trusts and estates, lost profits damages, post-acquisition and earn-out disputes, construction and real estate, media and entertainment, profit participations and royalties, business interruption and insurance recovery, financial audit issues, bankruptcy and insolvency, professional malpractice, false advertising, antitrust, international trade, taxation, due diligence, family law and white collar criminal matters. Mr. Connelly’s financial forensic investigations have included global investigations and whistleblower investigations. Prior to joining Freeman & Mills, Mr. Connelly held senior positions with financial litigation consulting, auditing and civil litigation law firms.

Mr. Connelly holds a B.S. in business administration (accounting) from the University of Oregon, and a Juris Doctor (cum laude) from the Willamette University College of Law.