Karyl Van Tassel

Senior Managing Director - N.A. Leader of Global Investigations,
Global Investigations,
J.S. Held
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Karyl Van Tassel is a Senior Managing Director at J.S. Held, leading the Global Investigations practice in North America.  She has over thirty years of experience providing dispute and investigative services. She works with clients to address financial damages, forensic accounting, economic, and valuation challenges they face in a wide variety of litigation and investigation matters including securities, intellectual property, breach of contract, antitrust, lender liability, fraud, forensic accounting, and wrongful terminations.

Karyl has a proven track record of working with clients to deliver high-value solutions to their most complex litigation and investigatory challenges. Audit committees and companies have retained her to assist in investigating allegations of accounting and financial improprieties. She has appeared before the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission to deliver investigation findings. Court appointed receivers have also relied on her to provide financial consulting services.

Prior to joining J.S. Held she held various positions at international accounting and consulting firms, including as a partner at a Big Four Firm in the Advisory Forensic Services practice where she was also the Forensic Energy Sector leader based in Houston. Prior to this, she was a senior managing director in the FTI Consulting Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice. She was also formerly a partner in another Big Four firm’s Forensic Dispute Advisory Services practice. Early in her career she provided audit and tax services to oil and gas companies, manufacturing facilities, high technology companies, auto dealerships, construction clients, and governmental agencies. Karyl has also provided accounting services and investment analysis to financial institutions.

Karyl has one son and enjoys reading, music, and travel

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Corporate Crime
  • Corporate Governance
  • Damages Testimony
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Insider Trading
  • Internal Investigations
  • SEC Enforcement
  • Securities Litigation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime