Howard Berkowitz specializes in providing advisory services to organizations and their counsel in matters involving white collar crime, financial misconduct, fraudulent conveyances, financial statement irregularities, and economic damages. He regularly assists in-house and outside counsel in various phases of the dispute cycle, including pre-litigation assessments and investigations, discovery reviews, claim and damage analyses, drafting expert reports, and preparation for deposition and trial testimony. Mr. Berkowitz also advises clients with conflicts under US and international arbitration proceedings and in mediation settings. He has participated in many high-profile cases, several involving Fortune 500 companies, that have received significant public attention in recent years. He has also testified in disputes concerning allegations of management fraud, misappropriation, self-dealing, and tax avoidance.
Mr. Berkowitz’s matters have pertained to businesses, both privately and publicly traded, in a variety of industries, most notably in the financial services, real estate, and energy sectors, where he has extensive experience working with registered investment advisors, international investment banks, real estate developers, and energy production companies. He has managed highly sensitive investigations that called for wide-ranging fund tracing across webs of interrelated companies, interviews of US and foreign employees and affiliates, and forensic analysis of complex commercial transactions. He also has experience in solvency determinations and analysis of fraudulent conveyance and preference actions for companies under federal bankruptcy protection.
Mr. Berkowitz’s opinions and supporting analyses (e.g., on application of US accounting and auditing guidance, quantification of business damages, related party and intercompany transaction assessments, and misuse or wrongful transfer of corporate assets) are frequently subjected to rigorous examination in contentious situations. He has authored or contributed to reports that have been relied on by adjudicators in state and federal courts.
Mr. Berkowitz is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the state of New York and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He is also Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the American Institute of CPAs.
Sy Syms School of Business
2008 - 2014
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