Michael S. 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 35 years of combined experience in financial accounting, auditing, and litigation consulting. Michael’s deep understanding of complex financial topics enables him to effectively assist clients with a wide variety of matters.
Michael 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, Michael assists in 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 issues, and in the design of effective financial reporting, internal controls, and self-governance programs.
Michael’s extensive background with compliance matters have helped numerous companies with reporting requirements, integrity issues, and fraud prevention. In addition, his background includes financial and investigative due diligence and the performane of financial, operational, and business controls reviews.
Prior to joining the Firm in 2007, Michael 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.