William D. Brown, CPA, JD, CCEP
- Managing Director
- T: +1 214 397 1786
- F: +1 214 397 1790
- 2001 Ross Avenue
- Suite 300
- Dallas, TX, 75201
- United States
- T: +1 214 397 1600
- F: +1 214 397 1790
- J.D., University of Oklahoma
- B.S., Accounting, Arizona State University
- Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP)
- Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
- Licensed Attorney, Texas
- National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER)
- Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE)
- American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
- Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI
- Texas / Dallas Bar Associations
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Forensic Litigation Consulting
William Brown is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Brown is part of the Forensic & Litigation practice and specializes in forensic accounting, investigations, litigation support, and compliance and ethics program design and implementation. Mr. Brown’s forensic accounting services focus on the analysis of complex financial transactions and relationships with an emphasis on developing evidence and expert testimony. He is routinely called upon to investigate allegations involving fraud or misconduct which requires not only forensic accounting but in-depth witness interviews. The results of his investigations are often times referred to regulatory or law enforcement agencies for appropriate disposition. In addition, recommendations for remedial actions and controls improvements are included in investigative reports. Ethical lapses or control weaknesses are also commonly examined and reported upon. Mr. Brown is frequently called upon to assist with the design and implementation of appropriate compliance and ethics programs.
Mr. Brown provides forensic accounting, litigation and investigative services to attorneys and their clients. Forensic accounting services include analysis of complex financial transactions or relationship and developing and providing evidentiary support for conclusions. Often times fraud is alleged which complicates the analysis with possible intentional concealment. In-depth witness interviews are required to develop evidence of intentional conduct. Litigation related services include acting as both consulting and testifying expert in matters involving financial controversies, breaches of contract and fiduciary duties and allegations of fraud. Assistance to counsel includes developing effective discovery requests, analysis of complex financial information, providing findings to be used in deposing opponent’s principals or experts and providing expert testimony. Clients include oil and gas industry, healthcare providers, the insurance industry, corporate security and governmental entities.
As a former Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he has extensive experience investigating complex white-collar crime matters, including healthcare fraud, bank fraud and bribery and providing expert testimony. He has lectured FBI Agents and various State Insurance Departments on the subjects of forensic accounting and white-collar crime investigations. He has also lectured nationally on the subject of healthcare fraud and abuse. Over the course of his 35 year career, he has investigated allegations of fraud or misconduct in a number of governmental and private entities within the financial services, healthcare, energy, public education and construction industries.
Mr. Brown was the court appointed receiver in the Amerifirst Funding case, resulting from a securities fraud litigation brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission. As receiver, Mr. Brown identified and seized more than $49 million in assets diverted from investor funds by defendants. These assets included real estate in Texas and Honduras, bank and brokerage accounts, auto sales and finance operations, aircraft and exotic cars. Mr. Brown provided expert forensic accounting testimony in the successful criminal prosecution of the two main subjects. More than 60% of the invested funds were returned to the 545 elderly investors.
Recently, Mr. Brown has investigated a number of high profile corruption and fraud cases involving independent school districts in Texas. These issues involved the widespread scheme to avoid federal and state accountability standards, procurement fraud and mismanagement of a $386 million bond construction project. Each of these cases resulted in referrals to the FBI and/or local District Attorney’s Office for criminal prosecution. These cases required the analysis of voluminous financial records and the conduct of hundreds of in-depth witness interviews.
Mr. Brown previously oversaw Medicaid reimbursement and fraud investigations for a state Medicaid Agency. As a licensed attorney in a national law firm, he led the Investigations Practice Group, working on cases involving insurance company insolvency for state regulators. He also practiced in the Healthcare Regulatory Group with a Big 4 Accounting firm overseeing a number of regulatory and enforcement investigations on behalf of the firm’s clients. As a forensic accounting expert, he was engaged by one of the world’s largest retailers as the testifying expert in a litigation where the client was accused of committing widespread fraud and violations of the civil RICO statute. The client received a directed verdict in its favor on all fraud related claims.