Zachary Marks is a forensic accountant with more than eight years of experience working on investigations and disputes relating to fraud, Ponzi schemes, embezzlement, damage valuation, corruption, tax evasion, money laundering, M&A transactions and bankruptcy claims.
Mr. Marks has investigated and led several large-scale cases involving alleged fraud and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) in the Real Estate, Automotive, Financial Services, Pharmaceutical, Hospitality and Restaurant industries. These cases have involved complex efforts to reconstruct books and records, identify potential fraudulent transfers, determine the mechanics of the alleged frauds, trace funds and model the impacts of alleged violations. He has also testified in a criminal case relating to an alleged Ponzi scheme.
In addition to fraud-related matters, Mr. Marks has provided litigation support and supported expert testimony in several commercial litigations and disputes relating to the non-payment of loans, unjust enrichment and M&A transactions. These engagements have included forensic analysis of books and records, valuation of historical and projected damages and recalculation of waterfall payments.
Mr. Marks has presented on forensic accounting and the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme at Villanova University and Lehigh University during several forensic accounting and auditing classes. Additionally, he has co-authored an article on investigating Ponzi schemes in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting in 2014, Mr. Marks worked as a forensic accountant for the Delaware County District Attorney’s office in the Economic Crime Unit. In this role, Mr. Marks testified in a criminal case involving the tracing of illicit funds.