Douglas Rapp


Expert Information
Qualifications BS Business Administration
Professional Memberships CSCPA, AICPA, CFMA
Industries Buildings, Mining and Metals, Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Production and Manufacturing, Transportation Infrastructure
Regional Experience Americas
Expert Highlights
  • Certified Public Accountant with more than 35 years of experience.
  • Proven as a credible expert witness under cross-examination in litigation and arbitration.
  • More than 40 expert appointments regarding accounting and damages issues.
  • Expertise in construction disputes, forensic accounting, government contracting, and commercial damages.

Douglas Rapp is a forensic accountant with more than 35 years of experience. He has been appointed as an expert on more than 40 occasions.

Douglas has testified in state court and in arbitration hearings regarding accounting and damages issues. He has also made presentations and consulted with clients in various alternative dispute resolution (ADR) forums, including mediation and non-binding arbitration.

Douglas has provided consulting services for owners, contractors, architects, engineers, sureties, financial institutions, and counsel on many commercial and public contract matters. He has performed detailed reviews of contractors’ billings pursuant to audit clauses in cost-reimbursable contracts, conducted pre-award evaluations of contractors’ accounting systems, advised clients on contract language addressing cost and accounting issues in cost-reimbursable contracts, and consulted with clients on contract change order language and pricing.

Douglas’ expertise includes the analysis and assessment of the cost and pricing aspects of formal and constructive changes, lost productivity, delay damages, contract terminations, and differing site conditions on construction projects. He has also assisted counsel and client companies with fact-finding and damages analysis on a wide range of other engagements including dealer and distributor terminations, partnership accounting disputes, professional liability investigations, public utility matters, product liability actions, and troubled loan workouts.

Douglas is a certified public accountant (California) and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Construction Financial Management Association. He has delivered lectures on claims pricing and damages analysis to attorneys, owners, engineers, and contractors.

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