About Jimmy

Jimmy Pappas is a partner in the Firm’s Boston office and national leader of the forensics practice. He has more than 20 years of experience advising legal counsel, management, and boards of directors on accounting, internal control, and complex financial matters related to internal investigations, civil and criminal litigation, and corporate governance. He has served a variety of clients including Fortune Global 500 companies.

Mr. Pappas’s expertise includes conducting corporate internal investigations on issues relating to financial statement fraud, corruption, misappropriation of assets, and internal control failures. In addition, he advises organizations on anti-fraud and anti-corruption compliance programs.

He is also frequently appointed as a testifying expert in accounting, fraud and corruption, and economic damages matters. He has testified on behalf of regulatory agencies such as the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and has advised plaintiffs and defendants in civil and criminal litigation. His litigation experience includes, in part: securities fraud, shareholder disputes, breach of contract, failed investments, business interruption claims, valuation disputes, post-acquisition disputes, and accounting malpractice.

Mr. Pappas maintains an active role within the industry and is frequently engaged to speak on compliance and regulatory matters at international conferences. He is a former member of the Joint Trial board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a current member of the Advisory Council of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)

Designations

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)

Expertise

Internal Investigations
Civil & Criminal Litigation
Business Disputes
Corporate Governance

Education

Master of Science in Accounting
Bentley University

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Amherst College