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. 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.
Professional & Civic Affiliation
- 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)
Articles, Presentations, Seminars & Teachings
- Robinson Brog – “Accounting for Attorneys”, June 2018
- L’Abbate, Balkan, Calavera & Carlini, LLP – “Litigation Intelligence”, June 2018
- Robinson Brog – “Financial Analytics for Attorneys”, January 2018
- 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