Nitasha J. Giardina is a director in the Advisory Services division in the Firm’s New York City office. She is a member of the Firm’s Transaction Services Group where she manages transaction related services in merger and acquisition engagements. Working with publicly-traded companies, privately-owned companies, and individuals, she handles various forensic investigations, economic damages, and other litigation support engagements related to both commercial and matrimonial litigation. Nitasha also provides non-litigation business consulting services to new and existing clients of the firm.
She has more than 15 years of experience dealing with complex financial issues such as fraudulent activities, contract disputes, bankruptcies and reorganization, business divorce, and dissolution of business. Her engagements have included shareholder fraud, accounting and tax malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, white collar crimes, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)-related labor disputes, and forensic investigations. She has also provided due diligence services to merger and acquisition clients across a variety of industry practices, both domestically and internationally.
In a majority of her engagements, Nitasha has worked directly with counsel and clients to prepare memorandums, expert reports, trial preparation, direct and cross examination questions, and expert reports and testimony. Her unique perspective has led her to successfully advise the Firm’s clients across various industries on numerous financial and non-financial issues.
Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Nitasha worked in the Equity Operations division of a global financial services company where she gained hands-on experience working with clients implementing Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Additionally, she has spent several years working in the hospitality industry managing various restaurant and catering operations for a large state university.
Professional & Civic Affiliations
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
- New York Certified Fraud Examiners (NYCFE)
- Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
Articles, Seminars & Presentations
- Bribery and Corruption: Is “The Cost of Doing Business” Worth It?, Valuation & Litigation Advisor Newsletter, December 2021
- Food v. Fraud – Fraud Issues in the Hospitality Industry Post COVID -19 Pandemic, NACVA, August 2021
- Autopsy of a Real Estate Partnership Fraud: No RIP, Valuation & Litigation Advisor Newsletter, October 2020
- Calculation of Losses and Required Sentences in White-Collar Crimes – Are You Considering All Factors?, Business Law Today, American Bar Association, June 2016
- Collusive Fraud Schemes – When Employee Teamwork Hurts, Forensic Files, 2015
- What to Look for in a Tax Return, New York County Lawyers Association, 2008