Richard Ruffing, Jr. is a Director in the Disputes, Compliance, & Investigations group. He has experience providing financial consulting services to attorneys, audit committees, executive management teams, and individuals. He focuses on engagements relating to forensic accounting and commercial litigation including economic damages determination, internal financial investigations, and royalty audits.

Richard has 10 years of experience in the dispute consulting industry. His experience in commercial litigation support includes performing analyses of accounting and financial data, developing complex financial models, and the preparation of deliverables relating to expert testimony. His experience in internal investigations includes assisting in-house counsel and executive teams to investigate and respond to various forms of alleged acts. Richard's experience in royalty audits includes performing fieldwork at the licensee’s offices, gathering the applicable information, performing analyses to determine any over or underpayments of royalties, and providing advice to licensor’s regarding best practices for future license agreements.

Prior to joining Stout, Richard was an Associate at Gould & Pakter Associates, LLC where he focused on providing litigation support to trial lawyers and expert testimony on commercial dispute matters.

Select Publications

  • National Litigation Consultants’ Review July 2015

    Case Review: Sunlight Saunas, Inc. v. Sundance Sauna, et al.

Select Presentations and Speeches

  • JMB Insurance June 2017

    Calculating Business Interruption Claims
  • Association for Conflict Resolution Chicago Chapter President's Program May 2017

    Use of Financial Experts in Mediation
  • Loyola University Chicago April 2017

    Forensic Accounting and Intellectual Property Services
  • Loyola University Chicago December 2016

    Managing Fraud – Client Perspective
  • Loyola University Chicago October 2014

    Corporate Manufacturing Company, A Financial (Mis)Statement Case Study
  • Chicago Law Firm September 2013

    ACFE Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse
  • ICPAS North Shore Chapter Industry & Business Forum September 2012

    Latest Developments in Forensic Accounting, ACFE Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse
  • ICPAS Forensic Accounting Conference June 2012

    Economic Damages: Non-Competition and Other Claims Establishing Lost Profits Damages in the Context of a Violation of a Non-Compete Agreement, Gathering and Reviewing Evidence