Neal Hochberg is a senior managing director and is the global leader of the FTI Consulting Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice. He is also a member of the firm’s executive committee. Based in New York, Mr. Hochberg has more than 35 years of professional experience. For the last 22 years, he has focused exclusively on accounting and forensic investigations, complex economic and financial matters in disputes and matters involving financial reporting, internal investigations, securities derivative, FCPA and Rule 10b-5 fraud claims. He also has extensive expert witness testimony experience, has served as an arbitrator, mediator and in court appointed roles as independent panel and special master. Currently, he is serving as the project advisor to the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative and as a Compliance consultant in a multi-year deferred prosecution agreement.
Mr. Hochberg has worked extensively with outside counsel in representing boards, special committees and management in independent and internal investigations, securities derivative and 10b-5 claims, FCPA and other matters.
Mr. Hochberg’s forensic and financial investigation engagements include examinations into acquisition accounting, accounting irregularities and financial misreporting, purchasing and inventory diverting schemes, fraud and embezzlement, vendor "kick-back" schemes, banking and securities industry issues, and compliance issues for major multinational companies.
Mr. Hochberg’s relevant FCPA experience includes leading financial and forensic accounting investigations on a global basis in investigating allegations of inappropriate behavior and suspected violations of the FCPA by Multi National Corporations, their agents or partners and foreign executives of operating divisions. Matters investigated have included allegations centered on payments to officials of state owned enterprises, tax authorities and others through senior executives, their agents, Joint Venture partners, and other third-party intermediaries. He also has substantial compliance, internal controls and monitoring experience.
Mr. Hochberg’s career includes service as a forensic and litigation partner at two of the Big 4 accounting firms and as an audit partner at another international accounting firm. In addition he was an executive vice president, chief financial officer and member of the board of a diverse manufacturing company.
Mr. Hochberg holds a B.S.B.A. from the University of Florida with honors. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Florida, is Certified in Financial Forensics and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Mr. Hochberg is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.