Elizabeth Hutchins

Director

Data and Analytics

Chicago - Headquarters, IL +1.312.583.2635

Areas of Expertise

Elizabeth Hutchins assists internal counsel, external counsel and corporations facing tax controversy, class action and employment litigation and forensic accounting investigations. She has more than ten years of experience helping clients identify and exploit financial, accounting, operational, and transactional data to resolve commercial litigation. Elizabeth’s complex data analytics expertise brings new insights to clients and helps shape litigation strategies, quantify damages, and prepare expert testimony.

Elizabeth leads many of the Firm’s largest dispute and investigation matters involving massive amounts of structured and unstructured data. Elizabeth presents findings to executive leadership teams, management committees, attorneys, auditors, and other experts.

Representative engagements led by Elizabeth include:

  • Multi-billion dollar transfer pricing litigation in US Tax Court for a Fortune 500 medical device company related to the value of intangibles and related royalty rate
  • Multi-million dollar transfer pricing dispute for a major consumer products company related to a specific product line manufactured in Asia
  • Complex forensic accounting matter related to a revenue restatement for a global software and consulting firm including a cross-practice team of 25+ consultants over a three year period
  • Royalty audit of a major motion picture studio related to allocation of distribution costs for cable and pay television, home video, theatrical and non-theatrical income
  • Consumer class action dispute for Fortune 100 insurance company related to allegedly deceptive billing practices
  • Class action employment litigation for major regional healthcare provider related to overtime, missed meal / rest break violations, regular rate issues

Elizabeth obtained her undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and her masters of business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Elizabeth is active in the legal community and has served on the Young Professionals Boards of the Chicago Bar Foundation, Metropolitan Family Services’ Legal Aid Society, and HFS Chicago Scholars.

Education
M.B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Certifications
CFE
Membership and Activity Information
Chicago Bar Foundation, Young Professionals Board
Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services, Associates Board
HFS Chicago Scholars, Young Professionals Board
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

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