Lisa M. Collura
- Senior Managing Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
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- Three Times Square
- 9th Floor
- New York, NY, 10036
- United States
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- B.S.B.A., Accountancy, John Carroll University
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
- New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Corporate Fraud & Investigations
- Financial Investigations
- Forensic Accounting & Investigations
- Litigation Support & Analytical Services
- SEC Investigations
Lisa Collura is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in New York. Ms. Collura has more than 20 years of experience in accounting, auditing and litigation consulting services, including forensic accounting and fraud investigations. Ms. Collura specializes in providing complex forensic accounting and financial fraud investigative services in connection with SEC investigations and internal investigations on behalf of Trustees, Boards of Directors, Audit Committees and creditors of both public and private companies. She also has experience in matters involving technical accounting and auditing issues, accounting malpractice and bankruptcy related litigation.
Among her areas of professional expertise, Ms. Collura manages and directs large-scale financial fraud investigations. Ms. Collura’s forensic accounting and financial investigation engagements include fact-finding and examinations into matters involving alleged Ponzi schemes, fraudulent financial reporting and the misapplication of GAAP. Her engagements have also involved tracing significant flows of funds among accounts and related entities, and conducting internal investigations on behalf of Audit Committees in connection with restatements of financial results.
Ms. Collura has assisted in the investigation of several of the largest fraud cases in the United States. She is currently managing a team of FTI Consulting professionals providing investigative services and litigation support to the court-appointed trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities and his counsel. In addition, Ms. Collura led the investigation into the facts surrounding the fraudulent activities at Refco and testified as a witness in the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York in connection with the investigation.
Ms. Collura has also assisted in writing expert reports and preparing for depositions for cases involving accounting and auditing malpractice. One of her notable cases included a multi-billion dollar accounting malpractice case filed by a lender against one of the major accounting firms. In addition, Ms. Collura has assisted in preparing a response to a potential Wells Notice from the SEC and has provided litigation consulting services to the Internal Revenue Service.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting in 2001, Ms. Collura was the Assistant Corporate Controller for an information technology services company in Denver, Colorado. Ms. Collura was responsible for SEC reporting requirements and all internal financial reporting. She conducted due diligence procedures and managed the subsequent accounting for several company acquisitions and acted as the direct liaison with the outside auditors. Ms. Collura began her career as a Senior Auditor for Deloitte & Touche, where she audited one of the largest publicly traded steel manufacturing companies in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Ms. Collura holds a B.S. in business administration from John Carroll University. She is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and is Certified in Financial Forensics. She is member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Fraud Examiners. Ms. Collura has taught accounting classes at the Community College of Denver and has been a frequent guest lecturer at Fordham University in New York.