Scott Friedland is a Senior Managing Director in the FTI Consulting Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice and is based in New York. Mr. Friedland has provided auditing, accounting and investigative expertise to attorneys in litigated and arbitrated disputes. Mr. Friedland has provided advice in matters involving purchase price disputes, shareholder disputes, accountant malpractice, fraudulent conveyances, financial services and banking litigation, business interruption, breach of contract and fraudulent financial reporting. He has provided expert testimony, has assisted counsel in independent corporate investigations and has served as the accountant to the receiver of several companies.
Mr. Friedland has been involved in investigations and matters where accounting malpractice was alleged in the performance of audits of publicly traded companies in a variety of industries including manufacturing, waste management, retail and financial services. Mr. Friedland has analyzed claims of malpractice involving security prices in hedge funds, interest rate swaps and swaptions.
Mr. Friedland has over 17 years public accounting experience in audit and consulting services. Most recently, he was a senior manager in the dispute consulting practice of Deloitte & Touche before joining FTI Consulting in 2000. Mr. Friedland has experience with a broad range of industries including financial services, banking, real estate, entertainment, retail, health care and not-for-profit organizations. He has been involved with the audits of companies in regards with initial public stock and debt offerings and annual and quarterly registration statements for foreign and domestic publicly traded companies. Mr. Friedland was also a senior financial analyst for a regional real estate developer and operator. Mr. Friedland was the responsible officer of Enterprise Mortgage Acceptance Company, a former originator and servicer of CMOs.
Mr. Friedland is a frequent lecturer on accounting, auditing and valuation topics. He has co-written “Managing Risks in Interest Rate Swaps” for Barron’s and authored “Marking to Myth” for PEI Manager.
Mr. Friedland holds a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Chartered Financial Analyst. Mr. Friedland is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, CFA Institute, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, New York Society of Security Analysts, and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a former officer and director for Transportation Alternatives, a not-for-profit organization.