David Zacharias, 66, has been a director of four banks, CEO of two banks, two mortgage companies and a software company specializing in construction lending. His experience includes credit/loan underwriting/analysis/approval, credit fraud, loan loss provision, loan structuring/documentation, checking account operations (drawings against uncollected funds, kiting), bank's internal controls, and director's responsibilities. He has been an expert in some nationally-recognized cases, has spent 49 days in depositions, and 20+ days in trial testimony.
BackgroundQ: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: BS: Bowling Green State University
Master of Business Administration, Wharton Graduate School of Finance
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Credit Training Staff, Chase Manhattan Bank
Instructor, Investments, Farleigh Dickinson University
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: About 50+
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Banking, corporate credit fraud, lending practices, underwriting, loan loss provision analysis, loan structuring/documentation, checking account issues (uncollected funds, kiting etc.) letters of credit, loan policly and procedures, bank internal controls, bank director responsibilities-see litigation resume
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: about 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: about 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 25 times/49 days
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 7 times
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 7 times/21 days of testimony
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 20+ years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, analysis, written and verbal opinions, testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Reasonable travel expenses
ReferencesMr. Leo Beus
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Mr. E. Scott Dosek
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