Kate Hinz is responsible for overseeing the execution of a variety of litigation consulting and financial advisory service engagements.  Ms. Hinz provides financial advisory services including financial forensic investigations, economic damages, regulatory compliance, and internal controls improvement.  She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA)* and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Ms. Hinz has led procedures to evaluate matters involving the Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission such as coordinating detailed invoice and document reviews, analyzing internal controls, and performing comprehensive examinations of financial transactions.  She has also played a critical role in financial forensic investigations of alleged securities fraud, misappropriation of assets, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. 

Ms. Hinz is experienced in a wide array of litigation consulting services such as quantifying economic damages related to patent infringement, trademark infringement, fraud, shareholder disputes, and breach of contract.  She has evaluated lost profits and reasonable royalty damages in multiple patent infringement cases involving Fortune 500 companies spanning the manufacturing, telecommunication, banking, and retail industries.  Ms. Hinz also contributed to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Forensic & Valuation Services Practice Aid, Calculating Intellectual Property Infringement Damages.

Prior to her role at BVA, Ms. Hinz spent three years as a consultant at Park Hartman LLC, a boutique consulting firm focused on financial forensic investigations and litigation support engagements.  Ms. Hinz also has experience in the Financial Advisory Services practice of AlixPartners LLP and as an auditor in Ernst and Young’s Assurance Services group.

Ms. Hinz graduated with honors from the University of Oklahoma with a dual Bachelors/Masters of Accountancy.  Ms. Hinz is on the Board of Directors for Rainbow Days, Inc., a Dallas-based charity that helps children overcome adversity.  She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Dallas Chapter of Women in White Collar Defense Association, and the Dallas Chapter of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation.

*Although BVA employs CPAs, it is not a CPA firm.