Ann Gittleman is a managing director for the Disputes and Investigations practice. Her practice is focused on providing expert forensic and dispute assistance in fraud, white collar matters, U.S. Regulatory investigations involving the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice, internal investigations, purchase price and post-acquisition disputes, international asset tracing engagements, controls review, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) reviews, accounting and auditor malpractice matters and related GAAP and GAAS guidance and damages. Ann additionally acts as a financial advisor in U.S. Bankruptcies and assists companies with complex accounting matters and financial statement restatements.
Based in New York, Ann has over 17 years of forensic accounting experience, during which time she led substantial international projects in the U.S., Europe, the Caribbean and China. Ann has been retained as a testifying expert in numerous matters, including those involving asset tracing, fraud and corruption, financial reporting, and the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and damages. She also frequently consults on complex accounting reporting and SEC matters.
Ann joined Duff & Phelps with the acquisition of Kinetic Partners, where she was a director and co-head of the New York Forensic & Dispute Services practice. Prior to this, Ann was an attorney at a prestigious New York law firm practicing securities litigation and providing in-house forensic accounting consulting services. Previously, Ann was the in-house forensic accountant at the Office of the General Counsel at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), working on auditor negligence matters. Immediately prior to that, she was an auditor in the alternative investment management group at PwC in New York City, where she audited hedge funds, venture capital funds, private equity funds and commodity pools.
Ann received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and her B.S./B.A. in both accounting and computer information science from Bryant University. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics, a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor and Accredited in Business Valuation. Ann is also a licensed attorney (admitted in both New York and Massachusetts) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of the Bar of the City of NY and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.