Bruce G. Dubinsky, CPA, MsT, CFF, CFE, CVA, CAMS, MAFF is a managing director in the Governance, Risk, Investigations and Disputes practice of Duff & Phelps LLC. Bruce is a forensic accountant with a career spanning more than 35 years, conducting fraud and financial investigations and testifying as an expert on fraud, damages and other financial matters. He is a nationally recognized expert in fraud investigations, forensic accounting and dispute consulting, making frequent national media and guest lecture appearances.

Bruce has been qualified and testified in court as an expert witness in over 50 bench and jury trials involving criminal and civil fraud, commercial business damages, tax fraud, accounting malpractice, SEC and FINRA disputes, as well as a variety of other disputes. He frequently works on complex litigation cases where the damage claims in many instances are in the billions of dollars.

Most notably, Mr. Dubinsky was the U.S. government’s expert witness in the “Madoff 5” criminal trial, in which five of Bernard Madoff’s closest employees were convicted as a result of their involvement in the world’s largest Ponzi fraud. Mr. Dubinsky testified for multiple days unraveling the fraud and explaining the mechanics of the Ponzi to the jury.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Bruce was the managing partner of several accounting and forensic investigation firms, as well as the co-owner of a real estate development company.

His notable work includes:

  • Currently retained as the testifying expert witness by the law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP ("Baker") counsel for Irving H. Picard, Trustee ("Trustee") for the Madoff Ponzi Case to provide forensic accounting analysis and render certain expert opinions in the largest Ponzi scheme in the world's history.
  • Testified on behalf of the United States Department of Justice as the forensic accounting and fraud expert in the “Madoff 5” criminal trial in the U.S.D.C. - S.D.N.Y. as to the nature of the Madoff Ponzi and the extent of the fraud in the organization. The jury convicted all five criminal defendants on all counts.
  • Testified on behalf of the former CFO of a major U.S. commercial bank stemming from a lawsuit brought by the regulators of New York State alleging fraud and misrepresentation to stockholders.
  • Provided expert testimony in the Parmalat SpA fraud case, at the time, one of the world’s largest accounting fraud cases to date.
  • Testified on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice on the largest individual civil tax fraud case in the history of the United States.
  • Provided expert testimony in a fraud case involving hundreds of millions of dollars of consumer credit card and debt accounts that were placed in asset-backed securitization vehicles.
  • Testified on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice in numerous civil and criminal cases involving fraudulent off-shore tax shelters.
  • Testified in a white-collar criminal case involving allegation of bankruptcy fraud and tax fraud.
  • Led the investigation of the Washington Teachers Union public corruption fraud.
  • Provided expert support in the defense of a governor of a territory of the United States.
  • Testified in an ICC international arbitration case involving the failed foreign investment in state auctioned assets regarding allegations of bid rigging and bribery.
  • Testified in a case involving the damages resulting from unfair competition in the health insurance market.
  • Testified on damages resulting from an environmental clean-up case for AMTRAK related to insurance claims.
  • Testified on the damages stemming from the breach of a non-competition agreement.
  • Testified on the damages stemming from the theft of trade secrets.
  • Testified on the damages stemming from a failed joint venture involving hard disk drive technology.
  • Testified on the damages stemming from a major service outage resulting from fiber optics cables severed during construction.
Areas of expertise
  • Fraud investigations and forensic accounting 
  • White-collar criminal fraud 
  • Complex income tax fraud 
  • Bankruptcy investigations 
  • Commercial damages/lost profits analyses 
  • SEC, FINRA investment/securities matters
  • Campaign finance compliance/investigations 
  • Post-acquisition damages
  • Valuation damages
Education
  • B.S., Accounting, University of Maryland
  • M.S., Taxation, Georgetown University
Certifications
  • Certified Public Account, State of Maryland
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Valuation Analyst
  • Master Analyst in Financial Forensics
  • Certified in Financial Forensics
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
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