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Stephen Howard, CFE

Stephen Howard, CFE, is Director, Forensics and Litigation Services, for the accounting firm of Weaver, LLP, in its Houston, Texas. Stephen brings more than 17 years of experience providing litigation services and forensic accounting assistance to clients in various industries in the public and private sectors. His knowledge in litigation cases includes securities litigation, patent royalty disputes and lost-profits analysis resulting from contractual breaches and business interruption claims. He has provided financial consulting services, transaction services such as business valuations and financial modeling, internal audit services, litigation support and other consulting services to clients in various industries. Furthermore, Howard is an accomplished risk management and compliance executive with significant experience leading global compliance programs, audits, investigations and strategic initiatives. Howard has played a vital role in assisting clients with designing, implementing and overseeing robust financial risk management and assessment programs. Additionally, he has extensive experience in fraud investigations and forensic accounting, including earnings management investigations, fraudulent financial statement reporting, various accounting improprieties, procurement fraud and money laundering. Howard earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from Houston Baptist University.