Ann Gittleman is a managing director for the Disputes and Investigations practice. She focuses on providing expert forensic and dispute assistance in fraud and internal investigations, white collar investigations and compliance reviews. She is experienced in accounting and auditor malpractice matters, and related Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) guidance and damages. She has worked on U.S. regulatory investigations involving the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Furthermore, she has a background in forensic accounting, asset tracing, commercial disputes, commercial damages, and lost profits analysis. Ann works on bankruptcy investigations, as a financial advisor in U.S. bankruptcies, purchase price and post-acquisition disputes, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) reviews.
Ann is based in New York, has over 15 years of forensic accounting experience, and has 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 asset tracing, fraud and corruption, financial reporting, the application of GAAP and GAAS and damages calculations. 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 and Dispute Services practice. Ann joined Kinetic Partners from a prestigious New York law firm where she practiced securities litigation and provided in-house forensic accounting consulting services. Previously, Ann worked on auditor negligence matters as an in-house forensic accountant and legal assistant at the Office of the General Counsel at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). 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.