James is a director in the Duff & Phelps' Disputes & Investigations Practice and is based in New York. He has over 15 years of experience in accounting, auditing and litigation consulting services, including global forensic accounting and fraud investigations, AntiMoney Laundering Compliance, Cryptocurrency Regulatory Compliance, OFAC/sanctions review and accounting malpractice and bankruptcy related litigation.
 
He has substantial experience in providing complex forensic accounting and financial fraud investigative services in connection with SEC investigations and internal investigations on behalf of Trustees, Boards of Directors, Audit Committees and creditors of both public and private companies. 

His forensic accounting and financial investigation engagements include fact-finding and examinations into matters involving alleged Ponzi schemes, fraudulent financial reporting and the misapplication of GAAP. These engagements have also involved tracing significant flows of funds among accounts and related entities. He has experience in conducting internal investigations as well as assisted in the investigation of one of the largest fraud cases in the United States. His litigation experience includes cases in various U.S. District, Supreme and Federal Courts as well as U.S. Bankruptcy Courts and the Superior Court of Ontario. 

James has been involved with many other large and high profile engagements, including Lipper Convertibles L.P., REFCO, USAO monitorship for The Bank of New York, Lehman Brothers Holding Inc., Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, Tribune Co. and Caesars Entertainment Operating Corp. 

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, James had over 15 years of experience with Alvarez & Marsal, FTI Consulting and Deloitte.

James earned an M.S. Accounting from St. John’s University and a B.A. from St. John’s University. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner as well as a Certified Bitcoin Professional.

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