Dispute Resolution and Litigation: Accounting, Auditing, Financial Reporting, SEC Disclosure Requirements, Internal Controls, Corporate Governance
Ms. Troe has been engaged to act as a testifying expert and/or to deliver expert reports or opinions in litigation, arbitration or administrative proceedings or other contexts on various issues, including: as GAAP and GAAS expert in federal and state securities litigation involving mortgage loan securitization transactions; as an expert on an auditor’s duties under applicable SEC statutes and rules and whether auditors aided and abetted alleged securities fraud; as an expert on GAAP for revenue recognition and related SEC requirements in connection with a post-acquisition dispute over calculation of earn-out provisions; as a GAAS expert in an auditor malpractice case; as an accounting and financial management expert in evaluation of the adequacy of books and records and internal controls of public and private companies.
Dispute Resolution and Litigation: Merger and Acquisition Practices
Athena Advisors LLC Senior Managing Director Chuck Troe has been engaged as an expert in matters relating to merger and acquisition advisory services practices and fees, and in the appropriateness of the structuring of acquisition transactions.
He, like Ms. Troe, has achieved superior results for his clients and maintained an outstanding reputation of Integrity and Independence.
Mr. Troe brings to every professional engagement the judgment, knowledge and skills gained:
- in representing clients in sell-side merger & acquisition transactions as an investment banker for 20 years, as Managing Director of boutique investment banking firms including Barrington Associates in Los Angeles, California (subsequently acquired by a major bank), and West-Ridge Associates, a firm Mr. Troe co-founded;
- in representing clients as a corporate and securities lawyer for 21 years at three large law firms, including 14 years at Mayer Brown LLP;
- from serving as a member of boards of directors and a member of advisory groups for private companies and not-for-profit organizations including as Audit Committee Chair; and
- as a long-time private investor in and advisor to early stage and operating companies, including in the biotechnology, medical device, oil and gas industries and in real estate syndication.
See Merger and Acquisition Advisory for further information about Mr. Troe’s related credentials.
Both of Athena Advisors LLC‘s experts are able to undertake expert report and testifying expert engagements in their areas of expertise. To the extent necessary, they are able to access resources and support from appropriate large consulting and other firms.