About Harris

Harris Devor, an advisory partner at Marcum, is nationally recognized as both an audit and forensic/litigation support practitioner who has provided expert testimony in the U.S. and internationally. He has 50 years of extensive experience applying generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), generally accepted auditing standards (“GAAS”), and SEC requirements, as well as providing accounting and auditing services to smaller, privately owned businesses.

Harris has served extensively as an expert witness on behalf of clients involved in the complexities of litigating SEC reporting, accounting, auditing, and securities fraud matters, as well as cases involving commercial disputes, damages, lost profits, etc. He has been called on by the U.S. Department of Justice, various State Attorneys General and the SEC to be the lead accounting and auditing expert on numerous high-profile cases. Several of Harris’s notable cases include:

  • Co-Counsel for the class of shareholder/bondholder plaintiffs in the Southern District of New York and the sole accounting and auditing expert in the WorldCom/Arthur Andersen securities fraud case, believed to be the largest accounting fraud in history at that time.
  • Co-counsel for the class-plaintiffs in the Lehman Brothers collapse against Ernst & Young.
  • Counsel for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants, as the expert in its case against PWC-Toronto for its audit of the largest feeder-fund into Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities.

He enjoys distilling complex and difficult SEC/accounting/auditing concepts into clear and concise terms for courts and juries. He has served as the sole accounting and auditing expert in some of the largest, most renowned securities fraud cases of the last 25 years. Harris has taught and lectured on many topics ranging from securities law violations to accounting and auditing related subjects, including statistical sampling.

He also practices as an audit partner, leading the audit engagements on a multitude of clients in a multitude of industries throughout his long career.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
    • Ethics Committee
    • Executive Committee, Greater Philadelphia Chapter
    • Members’ Consultation Committee
    • Cooperation with the Bar Committee
    • Insolvency and Reorganization Committee
    • Forensic and Litigation Services Committee
  • Temple University accounting activities
  • Gershman YM/YWHA, President
  • Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia, Board of Directors
  • Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education, Board of Directors
  • Executive Committee, Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, Treasurer
  • Senior Law Center, Board of Directors
  • Greater Philadelphia AIPAC Leadership Council, Chairman, as well as National Council Member
  • Federation of Jewish Agencies, Board of Trustees
  • Jewish National Fund, Board of Directors
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Board of Directors
  • Pennsylvania Innocence Project, Board of Directors