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Michael S. Brown


CPA*, CFE
 
Director
Advisory
*Licensed by the State of New York
 

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Michael Brown is a Director in the Advisory Services division of the Firm's Long Island office and a member of its Forensics Practice group. He has approximately 30 years of combined experience in financial accounting, auditing and litigation consulting. Mr. Brown's deep understanding of complex financial topics enables him to effectively assist clients with a wide variety of matters.

Mr. Brown manages multi-faceted investigations uniquely integrating investigative skills with technology and financial expertise. His assignments include corporate internal examinations, financial and non-financial due diligence, books and records reconstruction, phony vendor schemes, construction fraud and white collar crimes.

Working directly with legal counsel, Mr. Brown assists with trial preparation by creating demonstratives, drafting direct and cross examination questions and analyzing expert reports and testimony. He has assisted counsel and organizations with accounting irregularities, the identification and quantification of misappropriated assets, insider trading, auditor malpractice, partnership disputes, breach of contract and in the design of effective financial reporting, internal controls and self-governance programs.

Mr. Brown's extensive background with compliance matters helped numerous companies with reporting requirements, integrity issues and fraud prevention. In addition, his background includes financial and investigative due diligence and performing financial, operational and business controls reviews.

Prior to joining the Firm in 2007, Mr. Brown was a Director in the Financial Advisory Services group at a leading independent risk consulting firm. Previously, he held executive financial positions for publicly-held companies and began his career in the audit division of a “Big Four” accounting firm.

Articles, Presentations, Seminars & Teachings
  • Robinson Brog - “Fraudulent Financial Reporting & Employee Fraud”, October 2017
  • Robinson Brog - “Issues That May Arise When Using an Expert Witness”, September 2017
  • L’Abbate, Balkan, Calavera & Carlini, LLP - “Fraudulent Financial Reporting and Employee Fraud”, October 2016
  • Farrell Fritz, P.C. - “Accounting for Attorneys”, August 2016
  • Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP - “Fraudulent Financial Reporting & Employee Fraud” July 2016
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson - “Managing Electric Evidence”, July 2016
  • L’Abbate, Balkan, Calavera & Carlini, LLP - “Working with Forensic Accountants”, September 2015
  • Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. - “Accounting for Attorneys”, May 2015
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NYC - Adjunct Professor, Spring 2015
  • Fraudulent Financial Reporting and Employee Fraud - The Independent Accountants Role as Gatekeeper”, The Forensic Files, 2014
  • Marcum LLP - "Ethical Issues that May Arise When Using an Expert Witness", October 2014
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NYC - Adjunct Professor, Fall 2014
  • Nassau Trade Show - “Accounting for Attorneys” & “Working with Forensic Accountants”, October 2013
  • Rivkin Radler LLP - “Attorneys Professional Liability, Ethical Obligations and Strategies when Dealing with Experts”, May 2013
  • Marcum LLP - “International Insolvency and Debt Enforcement”, April 2013
  • The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel - “Forensic Experts Weigh In on Litigation Costs”, April 2013
  • Nassau County Bar Association - “How to Critique and Defend a Business Valuation”, June 2012
  • Farrell Fritz, PC - “Why You May Need a Forensic Accountant and What to Look Out For”, May 2012
  • Nassau County Bar Association - “Ethical Issues that May Arise When Using an Expert Witness”, May 2012
  • Garfunkel Wild, P.C. - "Accounting for Attorneys", May 2012
  • L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, LLP - "Ethical Issues that May Arise When Using an Expert Witness", March 2012
  • Moses & Singer LLP - "Ethical Issues that May Arise When Using an Expert Witness", February 2012
  • “The Dishonest Trusted Bookkeeper - Signs of Internal Fraud”, The Forensic Files, 2011
  • Esquire Bank - "Managing Electronic Evidence", October 2011
  • Rivkin Radler LLP - “Finding Hidden Assets: Privacy, Liability & Success”, May 2011
  • LeClair Ryan - "Accounting for Attorneys", January 2011
  • Dechert LLP - "Accounting for Attorneys", January 2011
  • Marcum LLP - "Fraudulent Financial Reporting", November 2010
  • Rivkin Radler LLP - "Fraudulent Financial Reporting and Employee Fraud", October 2010
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP - "Accounting for Attorneys", August 2010
  • Blank Rome LLP - "Uncovering Fraudulent Financial Reporting", May 2010
  • Nassau County Bar Association - "The Forensic Accountant - Sherlock Holmes of the Business World", May 2010
  • Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C. - "Accounting for Attorneys", May 2010
  • Garfunkel Wild, P.C. - "Accounting for Attorneys", April 2010
  • Butzel Long P.C. - "Uncovering Fraudulent Financial Reporting", April 2010
  • Hartman & Craven LLP - "Uncovering Fraudulent Financial Reporting", April 2010
  • L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, LLP - "Accounting for Attorneys", February 2010
  • Rottenberg Lipman Rich P.C. - "Accounting for Attorneys", December 2009
  • K & L Gates LLP - "Accounting for Attorneys", December 2009
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP - "Accounting for Attorneys", September 2009
  • New York County Lawyers Association - "Accounting for Attorneys: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know about Accounting, Audits, Financial Statements and Forensic Accounting", October 2009
  • Nassau County Bar Association - "Accounting for Attorneys", February 2009
  • Baruch College, the City University of New York - Adjunct Professor, Forensic Accounting, Spring 2009
  • “Forensic Accounting - Past, Present & Future”, The Forensic Files, 2008
Professional & Civic Affiliations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)
Subject Matter Expertise

Commercial Litigation
Fraud Investigations
Economic Damages
Corporate Internal Investigations
Compliance Reviews
Internal Controls
Professional Liability
Forensic Accounting

Practice Focus

Publicly-Held Companies
Privately-Owned Businesses
Not-For-Profit
Government
Law Firms

Education

Master of Business Administration
Columbia University

Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting
University of Massachusetts

Accreditations & Designations

Certified Fraud Examiner

Testimony Experience

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