Michael Fahlman is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor, and certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He advises clients, including legal counsel, boards of directors, and executive management, with complex commercial litigation, economic damages, valuation, dispute resolution, investigations, and distressed businesses. He has served as a testifying expert and consulting expert in litigation, arbitration, and mediation, and as an independent third party in alternative dispute resolutions.
Mr. Fahlman has appeared before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on alleged fraudulent financial reporting matters, including improper revenue recognition and other GAAP matters. He has also presented on fraud-related cases before the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation. His experience includes other professional services engagements with companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 to privately held small businesses. Additionally, Mr. Fahlman served as the turnaround chief financial officer and vice president of a 72-unit multi-state retail company.
Mr. Fahlman is one of ten members nationally who serves on the AICPA’s Forensic and Litigation Services Committee (FLS). The FLS is focused on identifying, collecting, developing, and disseminating technical, industry, legislative, and regulatory issues related to forensic accounting, along with practice management tools through such vehicles as newsletters, AICPA Online, publications, continuing education, and conferences. Mr. Fahlman is the chair of the AICPA’s Damages Task Force, a subset of the FLS. The task force provides members with technical guidance on economic damages matters.
Mr. Fahlman is also co-chair of the Economic Damages subcommittee of the American Bar Association. This group provides content to members of the ABA regarding economic damages issues.
Mr. Fahlman is a regular contributor and reviewer of content for both the AICPA and ABA, and he teaches at universities, bar associations, and law firms on the topics of forensic accounting and damages. He is also a member of the Arizona Society of CPAs’ Fraud and Litigation Committee.
Arizona State University
Grant Thornton, LLP
Chief financial officer
Arthur Andersen, LLP
News & Insights
- AICPAAugust 5, 2015
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- February 28, 2017
- October 15-16, 2015
- October 14, 2015
News & Commentary
- Journal of AccountancyFebruary 1, 2016
- American Institute of CPAsNovember 9, 2015
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Forensic and Litigation Service Committee
Chair, Economic Damages Task Force
Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants
Forensic and Litigation Services Committee
American Bar Association
Co-chair, Expert Witness Damages Committee
Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors