Nicole P. Wells
- Senior Managing Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +1 312 252 9331
- F: +1 312 759 8119
- 227 West Monroe Street
- Suite 900
- Chicago, IL, 60606
- United States
- T: +1 312 759 8100
- F: +1 312 759 8119
- B.S., Accounting, Finance, International Business, Indiana University
- Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
- Certified Public Accountant, Illinois
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Illinois Certified Public Accountants Society (ICPAS)
- Antitrust Investigations
- Commercial Damages Analysis
- Financial Investigations
- Post-Acquisition Disputes
- SEC Investigations
Nicole Wells is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Chicago and Toronto. Ms. Wells has eighteen years of professional experience in providing consulting and expert witness services in forensic accounting investigation matters, criminal investigations, complex civil litigation matters, auditing, and general accounting matters.
Ms. Wells specializes in complex multi-national regulatory criminal and civil matters involving price fixing and market allocation schemes. Ms. Wells performs financial accounting transaction data analysis across disparate systems over significant periods of time. In criminal investigation matters, Ms. Wells aids counsel and clients in responding to enforcement inquires on sales, pricing, and profits and the preparation of volume of commerce figures. In civil matters, Ms. Wells leads in the collection, reconciliation, production, and analysis of the financial accounting transaction data to response to litigation requests, address FTAIA issues, assist with class certification defenses, and conduct historical pricing and profit analyses. Ms. Wells has provided these services across many industries to corporations based in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
In addition, Ms. Wells conducts complex investigations related to accounting irregularities and management conduct. Ms. Wells also has experience in dispute matters serving as both the testifying and consulting expert. In her career, she provided consulting in the 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 has provided consulting and expert services across a wide variety of industries including advertising, automotive parts, construction, electronics, entertainment, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and retail.
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 analysis. 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 worked in the Assurance and Advisory Division at Deloitte. Ms. Wells holds a B.S. in accounting, finance, and international business from Indiana University. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois and is Certified in Financial Forensics through the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois Certified Public Accountants Society.