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Dale Kitchens

Managing Director


Dale Kitchens has served as a financial expert witness and expert consultant in numerous litigation matters and forensic investigations, working with counsel on a variety of liability, causation, and damages issues in federal and state courts across the United States. He has also served as a neutral arbitrator or expert witness and expert consultant in numerous commercial and financial-related arbitrations.

Mr. Kitchens has more than 30 years of experience providing auditing, investigative, litigation advisory, and financial advisory services to a broad range of clients from Fortune 10 companies to small private companies and prominent law firms. He served as Ernst & Young’s fraud investigations practice leader in the Americas and as a technical partner in its National Audit Office, developing standards and methodologies for its global audit practice.

Mr. Kitchens’ experience includes performing financial statement audits and internal control reviews; leading numerous fraud and forensic accounting investigations related to a variety of matters for U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission registrants, privately held companies, and federal agencies; serving as an expert witness and arbitrator in purchase-price disputes related to the application of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); serving as a consulting and testifying expert in accounting, auditing, and forensic accounting-related engagements, including auditor liability cases focused on the application of GAAP and generally accepted auditing standards; serving as an accounting and financial expert witness related to damages and lost profits in various civil disputes; developing accounting and auditing standards for the accounting profession; and developing and leading training courses on accounting and auditing topics.

Mr. Kitchens is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Texas and Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 


Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Kellogg Executive Program

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
B.S., Accountancy (cum laude)

Employment History

Ernst & Young
Senior partner, Assurance and Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services
1995 - 2011

Kenneth Leventhal & Company LLP
Partner, Audit and Consulting Services
1991 - 1995

Office of Thrift Supervision, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Professional Accounting fellow
1989 - 1991

Kenneth Leventhal & Company LLP
Manager, Audit and Consulting Services
1987 - 1989

Arthur Andersen & Co.
1981 - 1986


Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Texas Society of CPAs

Fort Worth Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs

Texas Society of CPA's Financial Institutions Committee (by appointment)
Member (past)

Dallas Chapter of the Texas Society of CPA's Financial Institutions Committee (by appointment)
Chairman (past)

Financial Managers Society, Southwest Region
Treasurer (past)

Dallas Chapter of the Texas Society of CPA's Real Estate Committee
Member (past)

Real Estate Financial Executives Associations
Member (past)