Bala G. Dharan, Ph.D., CPA
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 Managing Director at Berkeley Research Group (BRG). I have served more than 25 times as a testifying expert in litigation and arbitration matters on topics such as financial reporting and disclosures, forensic accounting and investigations, damages analysis, finance, valuation, investment analysis, corporate governance, and auditing. I have international arbitration experience in many of the major international forums, and have been named to the 2015 International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration. I have also served as a consulting expert on several dozen litigation, arbitration, and business consulting engagements. My consulting and testimony experience covers a variety of industries, such as energy, utility, technology, manufacturing, and banking.
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 executive seminars. See a list of my recent presentations and seminars.
I have a Ph.D. and an MS in accounting from
I am a CPA and also hold the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credentials. 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.
See and download a mini-bio of mine (useful for introducing me at talks) or my profile picture.
Email me at bdharan at law dot harvard dot edu (academic, executive education or speaking engagements) or bdharan at thinkbrg dot com (litigation/arbitration consulting or business consulting).