Cotton has reviewed and audited a variety of claims against the federal government since 1994, including costs for differing site conditions, defective specifications, disruption, government delays, and other alleged government breaches. We have directed management and organizational reviews; performed numerous detailed analyses of budgets, claimed costs, and reconstruction of actual damages; and provided statistical research. We have also conducted several commercial litigation engagements.
We have considerable experience in deposition and testimony, assisting litigation teams with various services, including pre-trial and trial support, specialized professional services leading to preparation of expert reports, deposition and trial testimony, assistance in settlement negotiations, related investigatory services, and other support as requested to meet the specific needs of each case.
Being qualified to testify as an expert in a judicial proceeding is a level of achievement that very few professionals ever reach. We take justifiable pride in our successful track record in this cutting-edge discipline.
Cotton has valuable deposition and trial testimony experience. Partners have been qualified as experts in such topics as government contract accounting, contract claims analysis, audits of procurement procedures, and application of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). In addition to routinely providing assistance in civil litigation in a bench trial, Cotton & Company has varied litigation experience, including:
- Attending contractor settlement and mediation meetings, as well as arbitration hearings
- Participating in qui tam litigation issues
- Assisting the government with class action litigation
- Representing both the government and contractors in criminal and jury cases