- Senior Managing Director, Co-Leader of Dispute Advisory Services
- T: +1 415 283 4229
- F: +1 415 283 4289
- One Front Street
- Suite 1600
- San Francisco, CA, 94111
- United States
- T: +1 415 283 4200
- F: +1 415 293 4494
- B.S., Public Finance, Indiana University
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
- California Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Forensic Accounting Advisory Board – Golden Gate University
- Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Forensic Accounting & Investigations
- SEC Investigations
- Securities Litigation & Risk Management
- Financial Institutions
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
Eric Poer is a Senior Managing Director in FTI Consulting and is based in San Francisco. He uses his experience in accounting, finance, and the securities industry to lead dispute consulting and forensic investigatory engagements mainly related to complex financial and accounting litigation matters. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Poer was a Director in the Forensic Accounting practice at LECG.
Mr. Poer is a Senior Business Adviser that provides accounting, financial analysis, valuation, investigation, and litigation advisory services to a variety of clients including numerous corporate clients, corporate boards of directors, “C-level” executives, in-house legal counsel and external legal counsel. Mr. Poer brings to his clients an array of services designed to help organizations and individuals address critical issues in litigation and also mitigate risk, enhance corporate governance and improve performance.
Among his areas of professional expertise, Mr. Poer directs large-scale financial investigative assignments including forensic accounting investigations, financial fraud investigations and white-collar crime investigations. His background as an accountant includes performing financial statement audits of publicly and privately held companies, and providing merger, acquisition and divestiture services.
Mr. Poer has considerable experience with merger and acquisition-related disputes arising from corporate transactions both in formal civil litigation proceedings and binding arbitration proceedings. He routinely serves as advisor to companies involved in transactional related disputes.
Mr. Poer’s litigation and dispute advisory services experience includes assisting domestic and international clients in high-stakes commercial disputes. He assists in-house and external counsel in matters involving accounting analysis and the economics and financial analyses of complex transactions and damages resulting from a variety of civil claims. Additionally, Mr. Poer has extensive experience providing expert witness testimony in more than 30 securities and commercial litigation matters.
Mr. Poer brings both public accounting and professional economic and financial advisory services experience to his clients. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Poer worked on complex litigation and investigative matters at LECG and was also a Financial Statement Auditor at KPMG, which is an internationally recognized public accounting firms. Before joining KPMG, he worked at Arthur Andersen and UBS financial services.
Mr. Poer serves as a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) arbitrator and also is an Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University where he instructs a post-graduate forensic accounting course on conducting independent corporate financial investigations.