Financial Auditing Expert in Related-Party Transactions

Case Description:

A financial auditing expert was needed for a federal case of mail and wire fraud. The defendant was the former corporate counsel to one of the largest newspaper giants in the world. He was accused of fraudulently diverting over $50 million disguised as “non-compete agreements” to himself and others directly and through the media group at the expense of their public shareholders.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a financial auditing expert with experience in a Big 5 accounting firm. The expert needed to be familiar with related-party transactions and the role of an outside accounting firm within a public company, including the firm's relationship with and responsibilities to the company's audit committee.

Experts Presented:

  • Forensic Accounting Expert

    This forensic accounting expert has vast experience in the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) in diverse matters, including investigations into alleged fraudulent financial reporting and accountants’ malpractice. As a CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner, he has served as an expert witness in forensic accounting on several high profile cases regarding accounting and securities fraud, GAAP, and damages theories. He has served as an expert witness, providing deposition and trial testimony in state and federal courts, as well as, arbitration panels and the Securities and Exchange Commission. IMS Reference #4978004

  • Financial Auditing Expert

    This financial auditing expert is skilled in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in related-party transactions. He is familiar with the role of outside auditors within a public company, specifically with the audit committee. He has over fourteen years experience in public accounting and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) with Big 5 accounting firms. This expert is a CPA and has an MBA in finance. He has extensive expert witness experience and has testified numerous times in depositions and trial and served as a consulting expert on criminal cases. IMS Reference #1216171

  • Accounting Principles Expert

    This accounting principles expert has over 25 years of domestic and international experience with progressive responsibilities in corporate finance and management. He has been a Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Controller and currently works as a consultant on current internal financial auditing issues, GAAS, GAAP and corporate governance to attorneys and businesses. Prior to the start of his own accounting and consulting firm, he was General Auditor managing corporate audit offices in London and New York and over fifty professionals. His experience with related-party transactions includes his role as a member of the Audit Committee of a NYSE listed company. He has provided litigation support and has testified as an expert witness. IMS Reference #5004898

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