Dispute Resolution SOCOTEC

Rodney SOWARDS

Rodney SOWARDS

Dispute Resolution & Project Advisory Expert

Rodney SOWARDS

ABOUT

Mr. Sowards has over 35 years of experience in consulting with clients on a variety of managerial and dispute resolution matters.  His litigation support practice focuses primarily on financial, accounting, and economic damage evaluations of complex commercial litigation disputes.  The types of matters for which Mr. Sowards has been retained to provide expert services include: accounting malpractice, breach of contract 
disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, business interruption, director and officer liability, intellectual property disputes, securities and commodities fraud, and white collar fraud and embezzlement investigations.  
  


Mr. Sowards has significant expertise in consulting with counsel and client companies on a variety of commercial litigation disputes.  He has prepared and evaluated a substantial number of claims for loss of profit and breach of contract.  Industries encompassed by Mr. Sowards' expertise in commercial litigation disputes include the following: 

  • Communications
  • Manufacturing 
  • Computer Hardware/Software
  • Transportation 
  • Energy
  • Real Estate 
  • Insurance
  • Construction 
  • Health Care
  • Entertainment 

ABOUT

Mr. Sowards has over 35 years of experience in consulting with clients on a variety of managerial and dispute resolution matters.  His litigation support practice focuses primarily on financial, accounting, and economic damage evaluations of complex commercial litigation disputes.  The types of matters for which Mr. Sowards has been retained to provide expert services include: accounting malpractice, breach of contract 
disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, business interruption, director and officer liability, intellectual property disputes, securities and commodities fraud, and white collar fraud and embezzlement investigations.  
  


Mr. Sowards has significant expertise in consulting with counsel and client companies on a variety of commercial litigation disputes.  He has prepared and evaluated a substantial number of claims for loss of profit and breach of contract.  Industries encompassed by Mr. Sowards' expertise in commercial litigation disputes include the following: 

  • Communications
  • Manufacturing 
  • Computer Hardware/Software
  • Transportation 
  • Energy
  • Real Estate 
  • Insurance
  • Construction 
  • Health Care
  • Entertainment 

Professional Experience & Qualifications

15+ Years with Firm | 35+ Years in Industry

SOCOTEC
2022 – Present | Managing Principal, Executive Director 

Veritas Advisory Group - a SOCOTEC Company
2002 – 2021 | Senior Principal

Navigant Consulting
1999 – 2002 | Principal

The Barrington Consulting Group
1990 – 1999 | Principal

Peterson & Company Consulting
1986 – 1990 | Executive Consultant, Senior Consultant, Staff Consultant

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith
1985 – 1985 | Summer Internship

Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance with High Honors - University of Texas at Austin - 1986

Graduate Level Accounting Courses - University of Texas at Dallas - 1996 – 1997
 

-Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas
-Certified in Financial Forensics
-Chartered Global Management Accountant
-American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
-Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Numerous in-house and outside sponsored seminars, conferences, and training sessions on:
-Financial modeling techniques
-Financial statement analysis
-Statistical analysis
-Capitalization and discount rate development

Guest Lecturer - University of Texas at Austin
-Upper Division and Graduate Level Finance and Accounting Classes
-Financial Theory and Practice
-Money, Banking and Economic Conditions
-Investment Management
-Investment Theory and Practice

Guest Speaker - Association of CPA’s in the Internal Revenue Service (Dallas)
-The Income Approach to Business Valuation and Selected Investigative Accounting Techniques

Training Instructor - Association of Government Accountants, Dallas Chapter
-Litigation Support: A Case Study Approach

Guest Speaker - Gardere & Wynne (Dallas and Houston)
-Selecting and Working with Damages Experts in Litigation

Panelist – Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Inc. (San Antonio)
-Preparation, Preparation, Preparation: Preparing Experts for Trial

Brandi N. Kleinman, Steven J. Kmieciak, Alan F. Nagorzanski, Rodney W. Sowards, and Daniel
P. Wierzba. 2010. “Accounting Issues in Fraud Investigations.” In Construction Accounting: A
Guide for Attorneys and Other Professionals, ed. Patrick A. McGeehin, Edward G. Benes, Patrick
J. Greene, Jr., and Wm. Cary Wright, 281-304. Chicago: ABA Publishing.

Mr. Sowards has rendered expert testimony in state and federal courts as well as arbitration proceedings.

Expert Accordion Background

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