Edith Wong has more than 18 years of experience leading large-scale fraud and forensic accounting investigations to unravel complex accounting transactions and present findings to major stakeholders and regulatory agencies. She also provides litigation support on issues relating to restitution calculations, false claims, Chapter 11 restructuring investigations and post-acquisition disputes.
Ms. Wong specializes in leading large-scale forensic accounting, fraud and financial investigations involving white-collar crime issues. She is skilled at unraveling financial transactions, accounting records, financial statements and bank statements to uncover facts and wrongdoing in complex investigations. She has extensive experience conducting risk assessments, remediating compliance programs, performing investigative interviews and advising legal counsel. In connection with these engagements, Ms. Wong has presented to the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
Ms. Wong provides litigation support to legal counsel on matters ranging from restitution calculations to corporate matters including Ponzi schemes, false claims, shareholder disputes, bankruptcy litigation, management fees and post-acquisition purchase price disputes. She drafts expert reports and assists counsel in all aspects of deposition and trial preparation. Ms. Wong serves as an expert witness on restitution calculations for victims of human trafficking.
Ms. Wong is actively involved in ESG-related research, thought leadership development and panel discussions in the context of risk assessment, disclosures, compliance programs, due diligence and data analytics. Her client matters relating to human trafficking and forced labor have been relied upon by the U.S. Department of Justice. In connection with this work, she was recognized by the Human Trafficking Legal Center as its Advocate of the Year in 2021. Ms. Wong also obtained a certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Wong was a Senior Consultant in the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice of Ernst & Young, where she specialized in financial restatements and audit malpractice cases. Ms. Wong holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Ms. Wong has published articles on conducting investigations and supply chain due diligence. She serves as a recurring faculty member for accounting programs offered by the Practicing Law Institute in New York.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), New York
Sustainable Business Strategy, Harvard Business School Online
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
B.S., Accounting and Finance, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, NYU
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