- Senior Advisor
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
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- Three Times Square
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- New York, NY, 10036
- United States
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- B.S.B.A., University of Florida
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
- Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Corporate Governance
- Expert Testimony
- Financial Investigations
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
- SEC Investigations
Neal Hochberg is a Senior Advisor to the leadership of the FTI Consulting Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment. Based in New York, Mr. Hochberg has more than 42 years of professional experience.
During 2018 he was Vice Chairman and Senior Managing Director and for the prior 9 years he was the Global Leader of the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment and a member of the firm’s executive committee. For the last 30 years, he has focused exclusively on accounting and forensic investigations, complex economic and financial matters in disputes and matters involving financial reporting, internal investigations, securities derivative, FCPA and Rule 10b-5 fraud claims. He also has extensive expert witness testimony experience, has served as an arbitrator, mediator and in court appointed roles as independent panel and special master. Currently, he is serving as the project delegate to the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative and recently completed an engagement as a Compliance consultant in a multi-year deferred prosecution agreement.
Mr. Hochberg has worked extensively with outside counsel in representing boards, special committees and management in independent and internal investigations, securities derivative and 10b-5 claims, FCPA and other matters.
Mr. Hochberg’s forensic and financial investigation engagements include examinations into acquisition accounting, accounting irregularities and financial misreporting, revenue recognition, purchasing and inventory diverting schemes, fraud and embezzlement, vendor "kick-back" schemes, banking and securities industry issues, and compliance issues for major multinational companies.
Mr. Hochberg’s relevant FCPA and Anti-Corruption experience includes leading financial and forensic investigations on a global basis in matters including investigating allegations of inappropriate behavior and suspected violations of the FCPA by Multi-National Corporations, their agents or partners and foreign executives of operating divisions. Matters investigated have included allegations centered on payments to officials of state owned enterprises, tax authorities and others through senior executives, their agents, Joint Venture partners, and other third-party intermediaries. He also has substantial compliance, internal controls and monitoring experience.
Mr. Hochberg’s career includes service as a forensic and litigation partner at two of the Big 4 accounting firms and as an audit partner at another international accounting firm. In addition, he was an executive vice president, chief financial officer and member of the board of a diverse manufacturing company.
Mr. Hochberg holds a B.S.B.A. from the University of Florida with honors. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Florida, is Certified in Financial Forensics and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Mr. Hochberg is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.