Carlyn Irwin

Senior Advisor


  • Los Angeles


Carlyn Irwin is an expert with more than twenty-five years of litigation consulting experience in matters related to general damages, accounting, and intellectual property. Ms. Irwin specializes in financial, economic, and accounting issues, with an emphasis on damages claims, financial forensic analysis, and investigations. She has specific expertise in estimating lost profits, unjust enrichment, and reasonable royalty damages, including analysis of causation and apportionment issues. Ms. Irwin has testified on a range of complex commercial disputes, including matters related to financial forensics, corporate reporting, and intellectual property.

Financial forensic analysis

Ms. Irwin has extensive experience with reconstructing financial records, tracing transactions through corporate reporting systems, and reviewing financial records (including tax returns) to assess consistency and reliability. Her financial forensic analysis has included civil and criminal litigation involving white collar matters, as well as allegations of fraudulent conveyances, breach of contract, and fraud. Her forensic accounting testimony has included cases alleging fraud, fraudulent transfer and alter ego, and breach of contract.

Intellectual property

Ms. Irwin has estimated damages in patent, trademark, and copyright infringement, as well as trade secret misappropriation disputes. Her expertise covers numerous industries, including computer and internet-based technology, consumer products, defense contracting, entertainment, medical devices, and professional services. Her recent case experience includes Lumileds LLC v. Elec-Tech International Co. Ltd. et al., a matter involving the misappropriation of trade secrets by a former employee and a Chinese company.

Contract and tort claims

In breach of contract and tort causes of action, Ms. Irwin has analyzed causation and damages issues such as breach of fiduciary duty, false advertising, Lanham Act, and unfair business competition (e.g., California BPC Section 17200 claims). Her industry experience in these matters includes communications and broadcasting, consumer products, financial and professional services, internet-related businesses, real estate development, and technology.

Who’s Who Legal recognizes Ms. Irwin as a leading forensic accountant in the legal investigations space, describing her as “extremely thoughtful” and citing her “detail-oriented approach” and “meticulous analysis.” She is certified in financial forensics, accredited in business valuation, certified in entity and intangible valuations, and is a certified fraud examiner.

Professional Affiliations
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2020 Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders–GIR–Investigations Forensic Accountants


Morgan et al. v. U.S. Soccer Federation Inc.

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2020 Who’s Who Legal: Investigations Forensic Accountants


Al Maya Trading Establishment v. Global Export Marketing Co.

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2019 Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts

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2019 Who’s Who Legal: Forensic Accountants


Lumileds LLC v. Elec-Tech International Co. Ltd. et al.


Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ferrante