Steve Buffo is a Managing Director in the Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services Group. He has over 20 years of experience providing expert witness services and related dispute advisory services to litigators and in-house counsel on financial and economic damages issues and related forensic accounting services in commercial litigation and disputes. He has testified in federal and state courts as well as arbitration proceedings and other alternative dispute resolution settings.
Mr. Buffo has advised on commercial contract disputes, intellectual property and infringement matters, mass tort and class action matters, and anti-competitive behavior matters including antitrust, unfair competition, tortious interference, and false advertising. He has also been engaged to assist on numerous construction disputes involving construction cost overruns, change order disputes, contract closeout matters, and post-acquisition disputes pertaining to percentage-of-completion accounting.
Mr. Buffo has employed financial, economic, and accounting analyses including lost profits, price erosion, disgorgement, reasonable royalty, convoyed sales, costs to correct, costs to mitigate, discounted cash flows, prejudgment interest, present-value discounting, incremental costs, capacity assessments, overhead allocations, market share analyses, and business valuation and related methodologies.
Mr. Buffo has experience across a broad array of industries including manufacturing, retail and distribution, automotive, industrial equipment, consumer products, materials, construction, computer software and hardware, medical products and equipment, energy & utilities, banking and finance.
Mr. Buffo has also advised clients on a range of other forensic accounting and related services, including the investigation of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations. He has assisted clients in the preparation of business interruption insurance claims. Additionally, he has helped clients with the development and implementation of corporate compliance programs and advised them on addressing related governance and risk management issues.
Prior to joining SRR, Mr. Buffo worked for Ernst & Young, where he served as a Principal in the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services Practice. He is a candidate member of the American Society of Appraisers.
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