Rob McDonald has over twenty-three years of experience in consulting and financial advisory services, forensic and litigation consulting, financial analysis, fraud investigations, and government service.

He has advised major law firms, Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized and small companies, and government agencies.

Mr. McDonald specializes in government contract consulting, financial advisory, and fraud investigations. He provides cost recovery, profit maximization, and financial and fraud risk management services to government contractors, federal government agencies, and commercial clients.

Mr. McDonald’s industry experience consists of a variety of sectors including aerospace and defense, manufacturing, business and professional services, technology, cybersecurity, healthcare, construction, energy development, engineering, and not-for-profit. Other industry experience includes financial services, high-tech, telecommunications, and energy/utilities.

Mr. McDonald’s forensic consulting experience includes quantification of damages in contract disputes; public contract claims and procurement compliance initiatives; government and commercial fraud investigations, including False Claims Act cases; forensic accounting; asset and public contract pricing; government and cost accounting analysis; evaluating adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and government contract regulations, including the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and GSA Schedule regulations; M&A transaction disputes; and related forensic accounting engagements. He provides strategic advisory services including analysis of financial statements, mergers and acquisitions due diligence and integration, and calculations of value.

In addition to contract disputes and fraud investigations, Mr. McDonald has experience formulating and executing compliance studies and programs driven by government and financial regulatory requirements. He has worked with corporate boards and outside committees and is well versed in corporate governance best practices.

Mr. McDonald is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Virginia, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, and a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is also Certified in Financial Forensics by the AICPA.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Member

Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Virginia

Certified in Financial Forensics, AICPA

Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA Institute, Member

American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section, Associate Member

DC Bar, Non-Attorney Arbitrator for the Attorney-Client Arbitrations Board

National Defense Industrial Association

Community/Civic Involvement

DC Bar, Arbitrator, DC Bar’s Attorney/Client Arbitrations Board

Areas of Expertise


Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business

Tulane University
BA, Political Economy


Who’s Who Legal Commercial Litigation 2022

Who’s Who Legal Litigation – Expert Witnesses 2020

Awarded Joint Service Achievement Medal for leading unit during Operation Restore Hope in Somalia (US Marines, 1993)