Bala G. Dharan, Ph.D., CPA

About me: 
I am the Robert B. and Candice J. Haas Visiting Professor and Senior Lecturer at Harvard Law School, and a Research Affiliate at MIT Sloan School of Management. I am also the J. Howard Creekmore Professor of Accounting Emeritus at Rice University. I have published widely in major accounting and finance journals. I am a co-author of four editions of textbooks covering financial accounting and finance topics. I have been invited three times by the United States Congress to testify on accounting, disclosures and corporate finance issues. See and download my recent articles and publications.

I am also a Director at Berkeley Research Group (BRG), specializing in financial accounting and valuation, international arbitration, financial markets and forensic accounting services. I have extensive experience acting as an expert in matters concerning accounting, auditing, corporate finance, valuation, investment analysis, corporate governance, due diligence, energy and utility industry issues, transactional and forensic analysis, cost analysis, and damages analysis. I have served over twenty five times as a testifying expert in several major litigation and arbitration matters, including Enron and Parmalat, and have served as a consulting expert on several dozen other litigation, arbitration and business consulting engagements.

I have presented several dozen research seminars, executive education programs, and other talks around the world on accounting, finance, corporate governance, and valuation issues. I am available to present educational talks and seminars. See a list of my recent presentations and seminars.

I have a Ph.D. and an MS in accounting from Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA in finance from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a B. Tech in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. I am a CPA and also hold the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credentials.

See and download a mini-bio of mine (useful for introducing me at talks) or my profile picture.

Contact Information: 
Email me at bdharan at law dot harvard dot edu (academic) or bdharan at brg-expert dot com (consulting). I am also on LinkedIn.