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James “Jim” Feltman, CPA, CFE, CFF, is a managing director in the Disputes and Investigations practice. He has over 30 years of experience providing a broad range of litigation, forensic and investigative services. Recently, Jim was named a Top 25 Consultant in the “Excellence in Client Service” category for 2015 by Consulting Magazine.
Jim provides both consulting and expert testimony specializing in the areas of money laundering, Ponzi schemes, asset tracing and recovery, accounting and financial statement reporting issues, causes of action against officers, directors and third parties, securities fraud, misrepresentation, hedging and trading in complex securities schemes and bankruptcy and insolvency issues. He has substantial experience leading cross-border forensic and investigative engagements on behalf of U.S. and foreign government agencies and is an established expert in determining the underlying fact pattern, establishing liability and determining damages in myriad engagements.
Jim has served as an appointee with a branch of the United States Department of Justice for over a decade. He has been appointed as an advisor by both Federal (U.S. District and U.S. Bankruptcy) and State Courts, served as an arbitrator and mediator and has been appointed as a Monitor by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Mr. Feltman has worked extensively in Latin America, on behalf of sovereign authorities in Venezuela, Chile and Peru as well as for private parties in both investigations and disputes.
Jim is an author and frequent speaker on a variety of litigation topics relating to bankruptcy, restructuring, securities and regulatory. He has been interviewed and quoted by various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, NPR, CNN, CNBC, and Bankruptcy Law360. Jim co-authored a chapter entitled "How to Write an Effective Report" in the 2015 Fraud and Forensic book published by the American Bankruptcy Institute "ABI".
Jim has over two decades of experience with Big 4 Accounting firms, and was previously a partner at Mesirow Financial, Arthur Andersen LLP and KPMG LLP. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida and a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute. Jim holds a M.P.S. from Cornell University and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.