Novack and Macey LLP is a sophisticated business and commercial litigation boutique that represents both defendants and plaintiffs in a wide variety of disputes, involving trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts and arbitrations. The Firm is known for representing clients in high-stakes business litigation, with a particular emphasis on financial services, commercial real estate, energy, gaming, manufacturing, closely-held companies and partnerships, and in representing other lawyers and law firms.
Charles River Associates is a leading global consulting firm that offers economic, financial, and strategy expertise to major law firms, corporations, accounting firms, and governments around the world.
With proven skills in complex cases and exceptional strength in analytics, CRA consultants have provided astute guidance to clients in thousands of successful engagements. We offer litigation and regulatory support, business strategy and planning, market and demand forecasting, policy analysis, and risk management consulting.
Our success stems from the outstanding capabilities of our consultants, many of whom are recognized as experts in their respective fields; our close relationships with a select group of respected academic and industry experts; and from a corporate philosophy that stresses interdisciplinary collaboration and responsive service.
Eric N. Macey is a founding partner of Novack and Macey LLP, a sophisticated business litigation boutique. He has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts throughout the country and has acted both as an arbitrator and mediator in various alternative dispute resolution settings. His clients consist of a wide range of business corporations and institutions, investment ventures, partnerships and individuals. Mr. Macey is consistently rated as one of the top 100 Lawyers in Illinois per Super Lawyers, is recognized by Chambers USA for commercial litigation, and is repeatedly named on Best Lawyers Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in America” list for real estate litigation.
Mr. Macey received his A.B. (1973) magna cum laude from Princeton University. He received his M.A. (1975) in Communications from the Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania, and his J.D. (1978) with High Honors from the George Washington University Law School where he was Order of the Coif and a member of the George Washington Law Review.
Ken is regularly retained to serve as the expert witness for matters involving complex damages, accounting, and valuation issues. Utilizing his experience serving as a trusted advisor to entities facing a crisis, such as a high stakes litigation or government investigations, he provides credible and objective analysis and information to assist in mitigating the crisis and resolving the matter.
The results of his analysis are utilized by boards, insurance companies, courts, arbitrators, management, and government regulators to assist in making critical decisions.
He is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society and has held leadership positions with both organizations. He currently serves as a commissioner on the National Accreditation Commission of the AICPA which oversees all specialty credentials issued by the AICPA. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of forensic accounting, valuation, and damages at industry conferences and educational forums. He has published articles for peer reviewed journals and co-authored chapters in books widely considered reference guides for the forensic and valuation profession. He also served as the editor to AICPA Practice Aids for forensic professionals.
He is a CPA (licenses in Illinois and Louisiana), Accredited in Business Valuation by the AICPA and Certified in Financial Forensics by the AICPA. He was previously a Managing Director with PwC’s Forensic Services practice where he held a leadership role and served as a GAAP expert.