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Grace B. Lamont

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

New York, NY, USA

Grace Lamont is a Forensic Services Partner in the New York City office of PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PwC") and National Leader of the US Securities Litigation and Investigations Practice.  She has also served on PwC's Extended Leadership Team for the New York Metro area. Ms. Lamont specializes in providing litigation support consulting, forensic accounting and fraud investigative services in the context of securities litigation, regulatory investigation proceedings and internal corporate investigations.  

Ms. Lamont has acted in an expert capacity, providing accounting related testimony, and as arbiter in relation to accounting matters. Ms. Lamont has investigated financial statement frauds, employee embezzlements, management and employee kickbacks and FCPA matters.  She has consulted with clients on SEC reporting implications, restatement of previously issued financial information and remedial corporate governance and internal control programs. Additionally, Ms. Lamont has provided consultation, oversight and assistance in connection with client instituted restitution programs.  Ms. Lamont's experience also includes financial statement audits for public and private operating companies in a range of industries including manufacturing, financial, wholesale and retail.

Clients have included prominent U.S. based international companies in addition to major foreign companies listed on US stock exchanges and have spanned a variety of industries including telecommunications, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, banking, insurance and legal. Examples of issues associated with these matters include: revenue recognition related to software revenue recognition, vendor rebates and leasing issues; reserve accounting; acquisition related matters; financial crisis related issues; construction; and stock option related matters. 

Ms. Lamont has practiced for over 20 years in both Europe and the U.S.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Lamont is also a Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.  She is the Editor and Author of PricewaterhouseCoopers' Securities Litigation Study and various articles dealing with securities litigation accounting issues and fraud investigations.  Ms. Lamont is a member of the Board of Editors for the Securities Litigation Report and is a frequent speaker at various conferences dealing with fraud investigations and securities litigation issues. In 2007, she graduated from the Partnership for New York City's David Rockefeller Fellows and in 2008 became a member of the Academy of Women Leaders in New York City.


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