Biography

Jenna O’Brien, CPA, CFE, CAMS, CIRA, is a Director within Duff & Phelps' Disputes and Investigations practice in New York. Jenna has ten years of experience in the financial services industry with six years focused on forensic accounting matters. Jenna routinely works on various high profile engagements, which include asset tracing analyses, internal investigations, complex securities litigations, financial reporting fraud and the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, auditor negligence claims, accounting reconstruction, and preference and clawback claims. Jenna also works as a financial advisor in U.S. Bankruptcy and assisting companies with complex accounting matters and financial statement restatements. Jenna has led substantial international projects in the U.S., Europe, and the Caribbean.   

Jenna joined Duff & Phelps with the acquisition of Kinetic Partners where she was an associate on the Forensic & Dispute Services team. Prior to joining Kinetic Partners, Jenna worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as an auditor in the Asset Management Group. At PwC, Jenna worked on various fund types including mutual funds, registered investment companies and hedge funds.

Jenna received a B.A. in accounting from The University of Scranton. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, and a Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor. She is an active member of several professional and community organizations, such as the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors.

Speaking Engagements:

  • Panel Speaker at the National Association of Women Lawyers 11th Annual General Counsel Institute November 2015 – discussing red flags in financial reporting and what GC’s need to know.
  • Financial Statements and Red Flags: What Lawyers need to know – discussing red flags in real case studies. This is an accredited CLE program presented in 2014 through 2017.
  • Understanding the Numbers: Accounting Fundamentals and Financial Concepts for Lawyers - This program is specifically designed for attorneys who want to acquire a nuts and bolts understanding of financial statements and the components that are used to create them. This is an accredited CLE program presented in 2017 and 2018.

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