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Anchor 9




2955 80th Ave SE Suite 201

Mercer Island, WA 98040

Direct: (206) 515-2387



  • Director of Contract Audit, MWL Advisory, LLC​

  • Managing Consultant, MRW Advisory, LLC

  • Senior Financial Analyst, Microsoft Corporation

  • Consultant and Senior Consultant, Navigant Consulting, Inc.



  • Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Concentration in Finance, University of Washington

  • (2005)

  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

  • Certified Construction Auditor (CCA)

Brett J. Swanson has been working in the field of business litigation consulting and financial damages analysis since 2005. He has extensive experience performing contract cost audits and analyzing construction claims across a multitude of different contractual relationships, and has participated in several performance audits.


Brett has performed countless contract cost audits including audits of contractor’s costs on GC/CM contracts with a guaranteed maximum price (“GMP”); GC/CM Design-Build contracts with a GMP; Cost Reimbursable contracts; Firm Fixed Price (“FFP”) contracts; as well audits of requested changes.  In recent years, Brett was deeply involved on two separate audits of high-dollar Cost Reimbursable contracts with values well into the nine figures. He served as the field lead on both the audit of contractor costs on the $384,000,000 Hood Canal Bridge project, and the $100,000,000+ audit of the Brightwater Central Tunnel Completion contract.


Brett understands construction contracts and the cost accumulation provisions contained therein for audit of a contractor’s costs.  He has reviewed and analyzed labor, equipment, subcontractor, materials, and job site and home office overhead cost documentation, which includes job cost reports, invoices, timecards, change orders, bid documentation, and contractor’s company financial statements.  He has an innate understanding of construction contract audit clauses and knows where areas of “soft” spots exist in a contractor’s cost accounting records.  These types of analyses have been provided for public universities, state and regional transportation departments, county governments, and various school districts, to name a few of our most recognizable clients.


Brett also has considerable experience in analyzing construction claims for both public and private owners.  He has analyzed all kinds of variations of claims, but the types of claims that we see most often are claims for delay and disruption, extended site and home office overhead, and claims for insurance recovery. 


Brett is currently working closely with King County to compile their affirmative claim to recoup their own costs in a dispute.  Brett’s work in this area is focused on identifying the facts for our clients and advising them as they progress through settlement negotiations.

2010 - present

2010 - present

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