Joe Anastasi has thirty-eight years of experience analyzing financial damages for matters in litigation and forensic accounting.

He was with Price Waterhouse for over twenty-three years; later, as a partner at Deloitte, he served as the firm’s global practice leader for forensic investigative services and as the deputy national practice leader for Deloitte’s US-based dispute consulting practice.

Many of Mr. Anastasi’s assignments have led to expert testimony. He has testified in over sixty matters as to financial damages and lost profits. On several occasions, his work has involved consideration of the existence of asset-stripping schemes involving numerous related-party entities, and other alleged fraudulent transactions involving related parties and accounting abuses. He has testified in matters involving billions of dollars of alleged accounting fraud and corporate looting, and has led several engagements analyzing the alleged theft of intellectual property.

Mr. Anastasi specializes in financial consulting engagements regarding matters in litigation, insurance claims, business disputes, loan restructuring, bankruptcies, and business planning. Mr. Anastasi has served as the client service leader for providing forensic accounting and investigative services to the largest state pension fund in the United States; and has testified on behalf of the US Department of Justice regarding quantification of damages under the False Claims Act with regard to the acquisition of allegedly defective body armor. Mr. Anastasi is also the author of The New Forensics: Investigating Corporate Fraud and the Theft of Intellectual Property (John Wiley and Sons).

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum
Former member of the board of directors

Midsummer Mozart Festival
Former chairman of the board

Areas of Expertise


The Pennsylvania State University

University of Cologne, Germany
Studies in International Business and Economics