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Lisa C. Snow

Lisa C. Snow

Duff & Phelps LLC
Managing Director
Chicago, IL, USA


Lisa Snow is a Managing Director at Duff & Phelps in the Chicago office and part of the Disputes and Investigations practice. She possesses over 20 years of experience providing both expert witness testimony and financial valuation damages analysis in complex litigation and commercial dispute matters. Lisa has led numerous corporate investigations addressing a broad range of accounting and financial inquiries.

Lisa serves as an expert in matters in state and federal court as well as in arbitration. Lisa recently served in US District Court, Northern District of Illinois as Receiver of K.I.P., LLC and previously for Central Coast Nutraceuticals. Her industry experience includes financial services, professional services, healthcare, insurance, workers’ compensation, telecommunications services and equipment, and consumer goods. She performs work involving damages analysis, lost profits, forensic accounting analysis, data analysis, industry and market analysis, revenue and cost analysis, purchase price adjustments, sales history and pricing analysis

Lisa has been involved in many highly publicized and noteworthy cases including the Spamhaus v. e360 matter where she served as the testifying damages expert.  In a decision that supported Lisa’s testimony, plaintiffs were awarded $27,000 on a claim for over $120 million. The Seventh Circuit later reduced the award to $3, because, as Lisa testified in the district court, the award was based on lost revenue not lost profits.

Lisa serves as Vice-Chair for the Catherine Cook School Board of Trustees. She also serves on Board of Directors for Women Employed.  She sits on the Board of Governors for the Metropolitan Planning Council, having previously served as Treasurer.  Lisa is a Chicago Co-Founder for the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF).  Lisa was a Vice-Chair for the Chicago Bar Foundation Investing in Justice Campaign in 2014.  She is a member of International Women’s Forum of Chicago and The Economic Club of Chicago where she serves on the Membership Committee.  Lisa presents annually at the Practicing Law Institute’s Accounting for Lawyers course.

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, with concentrations in finance and business strategy.

Presentations & Teaching

PLI Seminars, Basics of Accounting for Lawyers: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know

Education

Master of Business Administration, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Concentrations in Finance and Business Strategy – 1995

Master of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis – 1989

Bachelor of Science, University of Vermont – 1985

Affiliations

  • Vice-Chair, Catherine Cook School, Board of Trustees.
  • Director, Women Employed, Board of Directors
  • Member, Metropolitan Planning Council, Board of Governors and previously Treasurer
  • Co-Founder, Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF).
  • Vice-Chair, Chicago Bar Foundation Investing in Justice Campaign in 2014.
  • Member, International Women’s Forum of Chicago
  • Member, The Economic Club of Chicago
  • Associate Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Associate Member, American Bar Association

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Disputes
  • Class Action Disputes
  • Forensic Accounting Investigations
  • Receivership and Trustee Matters
  • Post-Acquisition Disputes
  • Healthcare Disputes
  • Telecommunications Disputes
  • Trade Secrets Disputes
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