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Brett  Kumm

Brett Kumm

FTI Consulting, Inc.
Managing Director
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

Brett Kumm is a Senior Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Forensic & Litigation segment and is based in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Kumm has more than 20 years of experience providing consulting, accounting and audit services.  He has extensive experience leading investigatory forensic engagements related to complex financial and accounting matters. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Kumm spent 18 years providing advisory and mergers and acquisition services at the internationally recognized accounting firms of KPMG and Andersen.

Mr. Kumm is routinely requested by counsel, representing companies and board of director committees, to conduct internal investigations over financial reporting matters. In addition, Mr. Kumm has significant experience assisting counsel regarding M&A disputes, including large working capital and earn-out disputes. His M&A dispute experiences include participating in the role of a neutral.

Mr. Kumm has served clients in the technology, transportation, leasing, manufacturing, steel, aviation, construction, consumer products, investor- owned utilities, distribution and communication industries. Mr. Kumm has substantial SEC experience and has spearheaded large advisory engagements, including large restatement projects. Mr. Kumm has extensive involvement providing advisory services to multinational Fortune 500 companies and private enterprises. This includes providing advisory services to a large Fortune 500 public transport and logistic company with operations throughout North America, Western Europe, Southeast Asia and China. Additionally, he has extensive involvement serving both multinational manufacturers and leasing companies within the rail industry.

Mr. Kumm has substantial experience evaluating SEC reporting matters and an in depth knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. Mr. Kumm has assisted clients with public debt and equity offerings, evaluation of derivative and hedging activities and complex debt and equity transactions. He also has considerable merger and acquisition experience that includes completing buy and sell side due-diligence projects and evaluating the accounting implications of mergers and acquisitions, including carve-outs.

Mr. Kumm has been the lead instructor on a variety of technical trainings for both external and internal audiences. This has included presenting technical trainings on accounting for revenue, leasing, business combinations, income taxes, audit methodologies, SOX 404 compliance and sampling courses.

Mr. Kumm is a certified public accountant and graduated from the University of Oregon where he earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting and finance.

Brett Kumm is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Tax Accounting vs. Financial Accounting - Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2018, Friday, July 27, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Tax Accounting vs. Financial Accounting - Tax Accounting vs. Financial Accounting, Friday, July 27, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Tax Accounting vs. Financial Accounting - Tax Accounting vs. Financial Accounting, Friday, July 27, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Tax Accounting vs. Financial Accounting - Tax Accounting vs. Financial Accounting, Friday, July 27, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2018, Wednesday, August 01, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2019, Tuesday, July 23, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2019 SF, Tuesday, July 23, 2019, San Francisco, CA

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