Kellie Fedkenheuer began her career at Cotton & Company in August 2010 and has managed numerous litigation support engagements related to government contracting and construction projects. Ms. Fedkenheuer has determined the allowability of claimed costs, the reasonableness of lost profit calculations, and the allocability of claimed costs to specific damages. Ms. Fedkenheuer has provided expert reports and deposition testimony. Sample projects include:
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). Reviewed the contractor’s claim for over $10 million of costs related to a 591-day delay on a transportation construction project. Reviewed the reasonableness, allocability, and allowability of the claimed costs, and provided a written report to VDOT that summarized Cotton’s findings.
New National, LLC. Analyzed the lost profits calculation that was used to represent damages resulting from the delay in renovations of the National Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Assisted with preparation of an expert report that rebutted the hotel’s lost profit calculation. Additionally, performed a reconciliation regarding the subcontract balances and provided an expert report and deposition testimony.
NASA Kennedy Space Center Vehicle Assembly Building. Reviewed and analyzed contractor’s change orders for delay costs and re-design of the modernization of the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center. Change orders included costs incurred by the general contractor and numerous subcontractors, and included both actual and projected costs. Accumulated findings and assisted NASA with the report to the contracting officer that summarized the allowability, reasonableness, and allocability of the costs included in the change orders.
United States of America v. Derish Wolff. Provided analysis in this criminal case regarding the nature, timing, and extent of accounting adjustments of indirect costs that significantly impacted the resulting indirect rates applied to federally-funded projects related to reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Miami-Dade Airport. Prepared a claim against the operations-and-maintenance contractor as a result of a monorail accident at the Miami-Dade Airport. Accumulated the allowable and recoverable damages incurred by the airport as a result of the accident.
Ms. Fedkenheuer has instructed the Virginia Ethics course for the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) since 2014, which is a required course for all Virginia CPAs. Ms. Fedkenheuer has also instructed a course on federal contract auditing for the Department of Labor in August 2014.