Ann Gittleman is a managing director within Duff & Phelps’ Dispute Consulting practice. Ann focuses on clients in the asset management sector (including hedge funds, private equity funds, traditional asset managers, investment banks, insurers and regulators). Specifically, Ann is involved in providing expert forensic and dispute assistance in white collar matters, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations, internal investigations, international asset tracing engagements, purchase price and post-acquisition disputes, accounting and auditor malpractice matters, financial advisor in U.S. Bankruptcy and assisting companies with complex accounting matters and financial statement restatements. She has over 15 years of forensic accounting experience during which time she led substantial international projects in the U.S., Europe, the Caribbean and China.
Ann joined Duff & Phelps with the acquisition of Kinetic Partners where she was a director and co-head of the New York Forensic & Dispute Services practice. Prior to this, Ann was an attorney at a prestigious New York law firm practicing securities litigation and providing in-house forensic accounting consulting services. Previously, Ann was the in-house forensic accountant at the Office of the General Counsel at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), working on auditor negligence matters. Immediately prior to that, she was an auditor in the alternative investment management group at PwC in New York City.
Ann has been retained as a testifying expert in numerous matters including those involving asset tracing, financial reporting and the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. She also frequently consults on complex accounting reporting and SEC matters.
Ann received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and her B.S./B.A. in both accounting and computer information science from Bryant University. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics, a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor. Ann is also a licensed attorney (admitted in both New York and Massachusetts) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of the Bar of the City of NY and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.