- Senior Managing Director
- 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., Design Engineering, Pratt Institute
- M.B.A., Accounting, Adelphi University
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA), New York
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Anti-money Laundering
- Bribery & Corruption Investigations & Compliance
- Corporate Fraud & Investigations
- Post-Acquisition Disputes
- White Collar Defense
- Financial Institutions
- Healthcare & Life Sciences
- Retail & Consumer Products
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
Robert Baker is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment and is based in New York. Mr. Baker has more than 35 years of diverse financial services experience and has served on client projects worldwide. He is skilled in Financial and Regulatory Reporting, Accounting, Auditing, Forensic Investigations, M&A Due Diligence, Strategic Business and Transaction Evaluations, Fraud Risk and Control, Financial Internal Control, and Corporate Governance and Compliance.
He has worked with clients across industries such as consumer products, technology, energy, financial services, food & entertainment, retail, media, pharmaceuticals / life sciences, real estate and infrastructure construction.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Baker was a Partner in the Audit Practice and later in the FAS Group at Deloitte. While at Deloitte, Mr. Baker directed and executed all phases of worldwide audit engagements, including assessment and documentation of internal controls, and was responsible for communications with clients’ Boards of Directors and Audit Committees. He served SEC and private company clients in the financial services, manufacturing, retail, and technology industries. He conducted SEC financial statement audits (Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 20-F) and regulatory filings (including IPOs, S-1, S-2, S-4, and LBO projects). He has directed M&A Due Diligence projects focused on the evaluation of regulatory issues (AML, OFAC and FCPA), environmental issues (RCRA, CERCLA and reserve reviews), and background investigations on target companies and individuals.
Subsequent to his career at Deloitte, Mr. Baker was a Partner at another consulting organization, where he provided strategic advisory services in both “buy side” and “sell side” transactions, post transaction disputes and integration issues in the Construction, Oil & Gas and Hospitality industries. He also advised on an international investigation, led by the U.S. Department of Justice, into bribery in the sports industry.
His experience in dispute consulting includes both domestic and international projects, focusing on market timing issues, late trading, purchase price disputes (serving as a neutral arbitrator), insurance claims, compliance consulting (including fraud risk and control), AML, FCPA, accounting malpractice, white collar crime and financial statement fraud.
Mr. Baker holds an MBA in accounting from Adelphi University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.