McGovern & Greene LLP

Forensic Accountants | Fraud Examiners | Investigators

James L. McGovern

Partner, CPA/CFF, CVA, Fellow

James L. McGovern

Litigation Support, Contracts and Commercial Consulting

James L. McGovern is partner in charge of the Litigation Support, Economic Damages, and Contract Accounting practices for McGovern & Greene LLP, a forensic accounting and litigation services consulting firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Las Vegas, Nevada. He is a CPA, Certified in Financial Forensics and a Certified Valuation Analyst, also serving as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association in cases involving damages and complex financial issues.

Mr. McGovern works as a consultant and expert witness for law firms, corporations, governmental and law enforcement agencies on matters involving complex financial and economic damage issues, including those stemming from contract disputes, intellectual property infringement, business interruption or devastation, and shareholder/partnership disputes. In addition, he has extensive experience assisting federal government contractors with Cost Accounting Standards and Cost Principles compliance and with preparation of requests for equitable adjustment and termination for convenience settlement proposals. In the area contract disputes, Mr. McGovern has analyzed the economic impact to both owners and contractors from delays and disruptions on construction projects through the country. His experience with intellectual property infringement damage analysis includes cases involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. He is regularly called to testify as an expert witness and has testified in both state and federal courts as well as before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.

As an arbitrator, McGovern has adjudicated disputes involving construction delay and disruption, business valuation, distribution of profits, and project accounting.

Prior to founding McGovern & Greene LLP in 2003, Mr. McGovern was a Partner in a mid-size accounting practice, a partner in a boutique litigation/construction claims practice, and a divisional controller at a NYSE traded company.

Active in his local community, as well as professional organizations, Mr. McGovern served as Treasurer for the Village of Oak Lawn, IL and is a Past National President of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). He has been awarded the title of Fellow by the NCMA, having received its National Achievement Award for Outstanding Service and Commitment to Professional Excellence in 1998. His memberships in various organizations include: NCMA, the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants; the Illinois CPA Society; the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts; the Intellectual Property Owners Association, and the Licensing Executives Society.


Professional Designations and Certifications

CPA; Certified Public Accountant (1987)

CFF; Certified in Financial Forensics (2008)

CVA; Certified Valuation Analyst (2008)

Fellow (1998)

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

AICPA; Association of International Certified Professional Accountants

ICPAS; Illinois Certified Public Accountants Society

NACVA; National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts

LES; Licensing Executives Society

NCMA; National Contract Management Association

Awarded title of Fellow and National Achievement Award for
Outstanding Service and Commitment to Professional Excellence (1998)
Past National President, Secretary and Treasurer

AAA; American Arbitration Association
Commercial Arbitrator (2000 to Present)

IPO; Intellectual Property Owners Association
Damages & Injunctions Committee

Village of Oak Lawn
Treasurer 2006 to 2013


BA Accounting, Marquette University (1985)

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Litigation Support and Damages Analysis

Litigation Support and Damages Analysis

dashExpert Witness Testimony

dashEconomic Damage Analysis

dashIntellectual Property Damages

dashLost Personal Earnings

dashContracts Consulting

dashGovernment Contract Accounting

dashBusiness Valuations

dashMergers & Acquisitions

dashConstruction Claims & Project Audits

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Dispute Advisory Services
Due Diligence Reviews
Fraud Prevention Seminars & Training
Regulatory Investigations
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Corporate Compliance Monitorships
Fraud and Compliance Seminars & Training


Expert Witness Testimony
Economic Damage Analysis
Intellectual Property Damages
Lost Personal Earnings
Contracts Consulting
Government Contract Accounting
Business Valuations
Mergers & Acquisitions
Construction Claims & Project Audits


Individual, Trust, and Estate
S-Corp & C-Corp, Partnership
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Taxation of Executive Compensation
Reasonable Compensation Estimates
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