When Credibility Counts

Echelon Analytics is a nationally recognized firm comprised of proven leaders in the areas of economic and financial analysis, financial forensics and investigation, and expert witness services. We assist clients involved in commercial disputes and high-stakes litigation, as well as those needing help assessing value and risk in the context of pre-litigation, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing, and sales.

Clients trust us with their most important matters because our expertise allows them to move forward with confidence that the opinions we provide are well supported by comprehensive research and insightful analysis. They also appreciate our ability to deliver complex information in an organized and understandable manner for their teams, as well as the numerous audiences who will use that information to make important decisions (e.g., juries, investors, government agencies).

Big Case Experience and Results

The largest litigation matters require the best resources for success. In large, complex disputes, knowing that your retained experts have the experience and credibility that stand up to the intense scrutiny of high-stakes litigation is non-negotiable. The experienced team at Echelon has a proven record of providing accurate and credible expert witness services in the largest lawsuits.

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Dallas, Texas 75201


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Salt Lake City, UT 84121

Echelon Analytics is a nationally recognized firm comprised of proven leaders in the areas of economic and financial analysis, financial forensics and investigation, and expert witness services.

Echelon Analytics is not a CPA firm.

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Barry Bell is a seasoned expert with deep experience in analyzing  and quantifying damages in commercial litigation matters. For more than 27 years, he has demonstrated his expertise in analyzing complex matters; identifying relevant issues, information and approaches; and cogently communicating, via expert reports and testimony, the resulting opinions to interested parties.  He frequently provides expert testimony in matters before state and federal courts.


Commercial Damages Practice


  • M.B.A. with Honors, Edwin L. Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
  • B.S., Business Administration (Finance), Magna Cum Laude, Tennessee Technological University



Lance Gunderson has more than 22 years of experience in financial and litigation consulting. His area of expertise is intellectual property damages analysis and calculations including lost profit calculations, reasonable royalty determinations, and other intellectual property quantitative analysis such as valuations. Mr. Gunderson has provided financial analysis and valuation assessments on patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright issues. Mr. Gunderson has testified numerous times in patent infringement disputes, trademark disputes, copyright disputes and false advertising disputes in both state and federal court.


Intellectual Property Services


M.B.A. Texas A&M University

B.S., Business Management (Finance), Brigham Young University



W. Barefoot Bankhead has been a Texas licensed CPA for 40 years.  He has served in the banking industry for more than 35 years as an auditor, regulator, senior executive, board member, and consultant.  From November 2007 until retirement in June 2017, Mr. Bankhead was a partner in Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP (“Deloitte FAS”) and served as the National Banking & Securities Industry Leader for Deloitte FAS from 2008 to 2010.  He also served as the fraud audit specialist for some of Deloitte and Touche’s largest financial industry audit clients.

Mr. Bankhead has assisted clients involved in investigations or litigation with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), Federal Reserve Board, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”), Federal Trade Commission, Department of Labor, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, National Credit Union Association, Farm Credit System and multiple state banking agencies and attorneys general.  Additionally, Mr. Bankhead has been retained on multiple occasions by the SEC and FDIC to serve as an expert in litigation matters.


Banking and Financial Institution Litigation


B.B.A. (Accounting), University of Texas, Austin, Texas



Mark Rambin has been a licensed CPA for over 30 years and has focused his practice on financial investigation and forensic accounting since early in his career.

Mr. Rambin has substantial experience in leading financial investigations that have resulted in accounting restatements, director and officer claims, criminal charges and convictions, financial restitution or other settlements, and professional liability claims, particularly against outside auditors.  He also regularly provides expert testimony concerning his opinions and analysis of financial questions and damages issues related to complex commercial litigation.


Financial Forensics and Investigation


B.B.A., Business Administration (Accounting), The University of Texas at Austin