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G. William Kennedy

Managing Director


For the past 15 years, William Kennedy, Ph.D., CPA/ABV, has actively practiced business valuation and litigation support services. His expertise includes event studies and statistics and econometric analysis. Dr. Kennedy’s areas of practice include:

  • Dissenting shareholder and shareholder oppression matters
  • Security litigation and security fraud damages calculations
  • Shareholder class action suits
  • Mergers and acquisitions purchase price disputes
  • Complex business litigation, lost profits, and economic damages calculations
  • Intellectual property valuation
  • Labor disputes and labor class-action matters
  • Business and intangible asset valuation for fair-value financial reporting
  • 409A and other tax-related business valuations
  • Option pricing and valuation

Dr. Kennedy is an experienced expert witness. He has testified in numerous state and federal courts and arbitrations as an expert witness on matters related to valuation and damages. He frequently speaks on both valuation- and statistics-related topics at American Institute of CPA's national conferences and state CPA Society conferences. He also provides continuing professional education seminars on valuation topics to CPA firms and associations.


Saint Louis University
Ph.D., Finance                                  

University of Illinois
MAS (Master of Accounting Science)
B.S., Accountancy

Employment History

FTI Consulting
Managing director, Forensic and Litigation Consulting
2010 - 2012

Anders Minkler & Diehl
Partner and co-director, Valuation and Litigation Support Services
2004 - 2009

Stonehill College
Associate professor of Finance and Accounting (with tenure)
1993 - 2004

Saint Louis University
Instructor of Finance, School of Business and Administration
1990 - 1993

Edison Brothers Stores
Manager of Financial Reporting
1987 - 1990

KPMG Peat Marwick
Audit manager and member of the Privately Held Business and Mergers & Acquisitions service groups
1986 - 1987

United Cable Television Corporation
Officer and assistant controller
1984 - 1985

Ernst & Young
Manager, Audit Staff
1975 - 1984



AICPA Business Valuation Hall of Fame
2003 inductee

AICPA ABV Credentials Committee

AICPA ABV Exam Committee
Former chair

Business Valuation Review Editorial Review Board

AICPA M&A Disputes Resolution Taskforce
Former member 

AICPA Business Valuation Committee
Former member

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Seminars & Speaking Engagements


Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Section

Financial Management Association

American Society of Appraisers