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 more than 25 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 Affiliations
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)
Certified Fraud Examiner
Areas of Expertise
Corporate Internal Investigations
Master of Business Administration, Finance Columbia University
Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting University of Massachusetts