Gary Napadov is a director in Duff & Phelps’ Disputes and Investigations practice and is based in the Chicago office. He has 15 years of disputes consulting and financial advisory experience. Gary’s primary focus is in complex commercial and regulatory disputes and investigations. His areas of expertise include: data forensics, investigative analytics, and financial modeling. He has testified as an expert in an international arbitration and has advised in federal and state court trials as well as self-regulatory organization (SRO) arbitration and mediation matters.

Gary provides consulting services in corporate and securities litigation; conducts financial fraud and market manipulation investigations; performs business intelligence and due diligence research and analysis and assists in compliance assessment and policy development. He also advises in forensic accounting investigations, transfer pricing and tax disputes, as well as economic damages and valuation matters.

Gary advises lawyers and multiple industry clients, most notably: major securities and commodity market participants (including broker-dealers and exchanges), telecommunications, agribusiness, automotive, and utilities. He provides consulting services for financial services clients and counsel in regulatory inquiries and mock examinations concerning: industry standards, policies and procedures; clients, products and services; governance, risk management, and compliance; algorithmic and high-frequency trading (HFT); and other routine and targeted data inquiries.

Gary also advises government agencies and federal and state regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and other U.S. and foreign regulators. He is fluent in Russian and frequently advises in multi-language engagements.

Gary holds a BBA in Finance and International Business from Loyola University Chicago and an MBA in Global Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

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