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Both Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support are broad terms that cover many specific areas of expertise and functional applications.  A Forensic Accounting engagement is one in which expertise in accounting and auditing is applied to matters in connection with dispute resolution or litigation.  Examples are evaluation of the conformity of financial statements to GAAP or other accounting principles or with SEC or other regulatory requirements, compliance of financial statement audits to GAAS, financial fraud, business valuations, damages calculations and many other issues that are affected by accounting and auditing.  Litigation Support includes additional matters such as electronic discovery, trial graphics, jury selection and myriad other services.

ATHENA ADVISORS LLC focuses on financial fraud, SEC investigations, accountant/auditor malpractice, internal controls, GAAP conformity, public offering due diligence, broker dealer and investment company issues,  merger and acquisition matters and disputes, and Foreign Corrupt Practice Act matters.

Within Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support, Investigations, Including Financial Fraud and FCPA and Expert Reports and Testimony are areas of particular emphasis forATHENA ADVISORS LLC.

Lisa Troe recently was selected by the ABA Section of International Law for recognition in The International Who’s Who of Investigations Lawyers & Forensic Experts (to be published in February 2014), as one of 39 top Forensic Accountants globally (including only 14 in the United States). That designation was based on an international survey of practitioners conducted by an independent research partner of the ABA Section of International Law and of the International Bar Association.

Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support