As a certified public accountant, Frank Dery is well versed in providing litigation support services for both public and private clients and performing various types of accounting investigations.
Mr. Dery’s litigation case experience focuses on transaction-related disputes, including working capital disputes, earn-out disputes, and claims of breaches of representations and warranties. He has represented clients in post-closing negotiations and matters that have gone to mediation and arbitration, and has served as an arbitrator and co-arbitrator in the dispute resolution process. He routinely advises clients on drafting purchase agreements and other transaction-related issues, with a focus on the dispute resolution process, and is a frequent speaker on these topics.
In the area of forensic accounting investigations, Mr. Dery had led complex financial statement fraud investigations and international investigations related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), corruption, and asset misappropriation. He also has experience leading other financial accounting investigations, including asset tracing, embezzlement, and money laundering.
Mr. Dery’s experience also includes engagements involving agricultural compliance, damages calculations, business interruption claims, assessing breaches of operating covenants, and evaluation of appropriate accounting treatments in other contractual disputes.
Partner, 2018 – 2023
Director, 2003 – 2018
Illinois CPA Society, Member
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified in Financial Forensics (AICPA)
Areas of Expertise
University of Michigan
MA, Accounting, 2003
BBA, Accounting, 2002