Dispute Resolution SOCOTEC

Jennifer REYNOLDS

Jennifer REYNOLDS

Dispute Resolution & Project Advisory Expert

Jennifer REYNOLDS

ABOUT

Ms. Reynolds is a Managing Director in the Aliso Viejo office of SOCOTEC. She has advised clients and counsel regarding financial, economic, accounting, damages and schedule delay issues for over 18 years. Ms. Reynolds has extensive consulting experience in matters relating to construction, government contracts, commercial damages and other areas.

ABOUT

Ms. Reynolds is a Managing Director in the Aliso Viejo office of SOCOTEC. She has advised clients and counsel regarding financial, economic, accounting, damages and schedule delay issues for over 18 years. Ms. Reynolds has extensive consulting experience in matters relating to construction, government contracts, commercial damages and other areas.

Professional Experience & Qualifications

5+ Years with Firm | 10+ Years in Industry

SOCOTEC
2022-Present | Managing Director

C2G International, LLC (formerly Criterium Group, LLC) - a SOCOTEC Company
2012-2021 | Director

TM Financial Forensics, LLC
2010-2012

Navigant Consulting, Inc.
2004-2010

Tucker Alan Inc.
1999-2004

  • Masters of Business Administration in Financial Management, Reporting & Analysis - University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics and French - Claremont McKenna College

  • Ms. Reynolds has consulted for clients including public and private entities, owners, contractors, plaintiffs, defendants and judicial bodies on litigation, non-litigation, arbitration and mediation matters. Matters include in a wide variety of industries, most notably construction, aerospace, defense, oil & gas, hotel, transportation and live entertainment.
  • For the construction, transportation, hotel and real estate industries, Ms. Reynolds has consulted on matters related to cost and schedule impacts, lost profits, changed conditions, acceleration, constructive changes, design defects, differing site conditions, delay and disruption.
  • For the aerospace and defense industries, Ms. Reynolds has consulted on matters related to False Claims Act lawsuits, delay and disruption, changed work, defective specification, unjust enrichment, cost estimating and pricing, contractor competitive practices, contract revenue reserves, and trade secret infringement issues.
  • In addition to claims and litigation matters, Ms. Reynolds has performed and assisted with internal corporate and Government investigations, special purpose and operational audits, funds tracing, program cost reviews and bid protests.

Expert Accordion Background

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Construction Matters

  • Prepared and reviewed claims for cost and schedule impacts related to bridge and highway, luxury hotel, hospital, subway station, airport, water dam, retail, school, and other construction projects.
  • Performed detailed review of billings, job cost records and supporting documentation as part of program cost reviews.
  • Performed detailed funds tracing to identify diversion of funds, false claims, and potential fraudulent activity.
  • Performed special purpose audit of construction expenditures under taxpayer bond related to the construction and renovation of high school facilities. Reviewed cost and schedule documents.
  • Performed review and critique of various construction claims both prior to submission and after for purposes of assessing the reasonableness and accuracy of claimed costs.

Government Contract Matters

  • Performed analysis and fact-finding for government contractors pursuant to False Claims Act lawsuits.
  • Prepared and analyzed claims for increased costs due to Government delay and disruption, changed work and defective specification issues.
  • Analyzed lost profit and unjust enrichment claims. Analyzed actual and projected sales, market conditions and regulatory issues related to a Government dual-sourced contract
  • Reviewed and analyzed companies’ cost estimating and pricing processes.»Performed and assisted with Government and internal investigations of contractor competitive practices.
  • Evaluated the merits of trade secret infringement allegations as part of a lost profits lawsuit and determined the impact of these allegations on contractor’s bid pricing.
  • Performed and assisted with schedule analyses related to delay claims on Government development contracts.
  • Analyzed contractor policies, procedures and actual proposal activities as part of an operational review.
  • Analyzed detailed indirect rate calculations as part of a review of contract revenue reserves.

Economic, Damage and Accounting Analyses

  • Consulted on projects in a variety of industries involving calculation of lost profits, business valuation, determination and allocation of costs, funds tracing and other economic damages issues.
  • Analyzed various lost profits and increased cost claims including economic analyses of past and future sales, cash flow, internal rate of return and net present value.
  • Performed various reconciliations of recorded costs and expenses to job cost ledgers, detailed supporting documentation and financial statements.
  • Assisted clients in bankruptcy matters by studying the debtor’s solvency at different points in time and determining whether reasonably equivalent value was received in transactions with the debtor.

General Assistance to Clients and Counsel

  • Assisted counsel with many aspects of fact-finding, discovery, data control and alternative dispute resolutions.
  • Assisted counsel with the preparation of and response to document requests and interrogatories.
  • Compiled materials and suggested lines of questioning for use in preparing and examining witnesses at deposition, arbitration and trial.
  • Assisted clients during negotiations and settlement discussions, and advised clients on dispute avoidance strategies.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Presentation Experience

  • Air Traffic Control Tower and Administration and Training Building Project, Las Vegas, Nevada – Mediation
  • Road Remediation Project, Lake Forest, California – Settlement Negotiations

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