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The Brattle Group provides consulting and expert testimony in economics, finance, and regulation to corporations, law firms, and governments around the world. We are distinguished by our credibility and the clarity of our insights, which arise from the stature of our experts, affiliations with leading international academics and industry specialists, and thoughtful, timely, and transparent work. Our clients value our commitment to providing clear, independent results that withstand critical review.
Our experts have extensive experience advising clients on financial accounting and reporting, disclosures, regulatory accounting, managerial and cost accounting, forensic accounting, and auditing. We address both liability and damages issues related to securities class actions, internal investigations, antitrust litigation, tax controversies, international arbitrations, M&A disputes, intellectual property disputes, and breaches of contract.
Joe Gardemal is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations in Washington, D.C. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has nearly 30 years of experience in auditing and forensic accounting investigations. His practice focuses on assisting Boards of Directors, Audit Committees, Management, and Counsel in determining key accounting risks, detecting accounting errors and irregularities, delivering investigative solutions and corrective action, and assessing and presenting the effectiveness of investigative results to all stakeholders, including external auditors and regulators.
Mr. Gardemal has led accounting investigations for clients around the world in industries including aerospace and defense; automotive; construction; and financial services. He has served as an expert witness for the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice, and has provided expert testimony in U.S. State and Federal Courts and in international matters. He is a former United States Army officer and a veteran of the Iraq War, where he commanded a Special Operations Command unit in the opening days of the war.
Adoria Lim is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 15 years of experience in accounting and finance at a Big 4 accounting firm, a Fortune 500 publicly-traded company, and top-tier and boutique consulting firms. She focuses on cases that involve accounting, auditing, finance, and damages issues.
Ms. Lim has over a decade of litigation experience. She has directed research involving the evaluation of financial accounting and disclosures with regard to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the evaluation of audit and review procedures with regard to Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), the evaluation of the adequacy of internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR), and the appropriateness of cost accounting allocations.
She is a CPA in the State of California, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and is also Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).