Nicole Wells has 20 years of professional experience in providing consulting and expert services in forensic accounting investigations, antitrust criminal investigations and complex civil litigation, and general accounting matters.
Ms. Wells conducts complex investigations related to accounting irregularities and management conduct. Ms. Wells also has experience in dispute matters providing both consulting and expert services. In her career, she has provided consulting in the following areas: accounting irregularities, accounting-based fraud claims, kickbacks, accounting of profits, breach of contract claims, disgorgement claims, lost profit analyses, and post-merger & acquisition disputes involving both working capital and indemnification claims.
Ms. Wells specializes in complex regulatory criminal and civil matters involving price fixing, bid-rigging, and market allocation schemes. In criminal investigation matters, Ms. Wells aids counsel and clients in responding to domestic and foreign enforcement inquires on sales, pricing, and profits and the preparation of volume of commerce figures. In civil matters, Ms. Wells conducts analysis of financial and operational transaction data to respond to litigation requests, address FTAIA issues, assist with class certification defenses, and conduct historical pricing and profit analyses. Ms. Wells has provided these antitrust services across many industries to corporations based in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
Furthermore, Ms. Wells has given numerous presentations to the legal and corporate community on various aspects of antitrust regulatory investigations and civil litigation matters involving complex transaction data. She has also presented accounting-based investigation and dispute matters including working capital, earnouts, neutral arbitrator’s role in post-merger/acquisition matters, and overall damages for matters involving post-merger/acquisition indemnification claims.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Wells provided attestation services in the Audit & Assurance practice at Deloitte. Ms. Wells holds a B.S. degree in Accounting, Finance and International Business from Indiana University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified in Financial Forensics. Ms. Wells is a member of the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
Certified Public Accountant, Illinois
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Illinois Certified Public Accountants Society (ICPAS)
B.S., Accounting, Finance, International Business, Indiana University
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