Forensic Accounting & Fraud Investigation
We conduct accounting investigations involving various allegations of financial malfeasance. Many of our shareholder dispute business valuation projects include reconstruction of financial statements and identifying misappropriated or personal expenses. We have worked on several matters involving a business sale that resulted in litigation and allegation of financial statement fraud. These complex matters require analysis of both forensic accounting issues and analysis of business value.
We also conduct transaction intensive fraud investigations relating to allegations of employee embezzlement.
Confidential embezzlement Investigation for large private company, 2016: We reviewed several thousand credit card transactions made by a management level employee and wrote a report of findings of loss to support an insurance claim.
Multi-entity family owned farming operation 2015: We conducted forensic accounting analysis of several related entities over numerous years, reviewing original vendor files and payment records to gather evidence of alleged fraud. We summarized our findings and the matter resulted in settlement.
Mukesh R. Patel et al v. OM Clackamas LLC, Alkesh Patel et al, 2015: We evaluated and testified in trial to evidence supporting allegations of fraud on behalf of the Plaintiffs.
Dr. Bott, LLC et al v. Roderich Bott, 2012: We served as a court-appointed fraud examiner to evaluate and testify to evidence related to allegations of fraud brought by the Defendant.
Jessica Schlesinger v. Barry Schlesinger et al., 2012: We evaluated and testified in trial to complex intercompany transactions between family owned entities and provided business valuation analysis.
State of Oregon v. Lyle Mann, 2007: We conducted forensic analysis and testified in trial on behalf of the Defendant related to allegations of fraudulent expense reports.
Experts in Forensic Accounting & Fraud Investigation
CPA, ASA, ABV, CFE
Serena Morones is a damages expert who has testified more than 100 times and helped lead large and complex litigation cases to financial resolution through expert testimony or settlement.
CPA, CFE, CFF
Jennifer Murphy specializes in individual financial damages analysis, such as lost wages and wrongful death damages, as well as fraud investigations and forensic accounting analyses. She handles cases with large quantities of data, such as wage and hour class actions, and testifies in support of her opinions.
CPA, CFE, CVA, ABV, MAFF, Director
Jennifer Prager has specialized in financial damages analysis and forensic accounting for almost 20 years. She is a testifying expert who brings deep experience at CPA firms and on large forensic cases in Portland and San Francisco.
CPA, CFE, CFF
Kevin Marold conducts forensic accounting investigations and develops damages analyses. He previously worked as an external auditor with Deloitte & Touche and Grant Thornton. He also served within Nike’s global accounting team managing financial accounting and controls.
CPA, ABV, CFE, Director
Jeff Cone is a data expert who has been conducting both forensic accounting and data investigations for 30+ years after serving as an auditor with two international accounting firms. He has worked on a wide variety of both civil and criminal matters and testifies in federal and state courts.