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Alvarez & Marsal Expands Disputes & Investigations Team

August 29, 2018, 08:00 AM

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) announced the addition of Managing Directors Deepak Jain and Geoff Winkler in Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively. This expansion will significantly enhance the firm’s Disputes & Investigations capabilities on the West Coast.

“Our clients in key metropolitan hubs such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest have an increasing need for regulatory and litigation expertise across a broad range of industries,” said Bryan Ruez, Managing Director and Global Leader of A&M’s Disputes and Investigations practice. “Deepak’s and Geoff’s decades of experience providing creative solutions, managing complex forensic investigations and working closely with regulators will significantly enhance our team’s ability to serve our clients on the West Coast.”

With more than 20 years of consulting and expert testimony experience, Jain has performed risk, loss and damages analyses, business valuations, intellectual property valuations, market and competition research, security analysis, benchmarking, analysis of business plans, forecasts and strategies, post-merger and acquisition analysis, review of cost accounting systems and statistical analysis.  Jain has worked with clients across numerous industries, including aerospace, banking, defense, construction, consumer products, education, entertainment and sports, environmental, healthcare, high technology, insurance, logistics/distribution, manufacturing, oil and gas, professional services, real estate, telecommunications and utilities.

Prior to joining A&M, Jain was a Vice President with TM Financial Forensics, LLC where he prepared and critiqued damages claims involving lost revenues, profits and earnings, increased costs, deepening insolvency and business and intellectual property valuations. He has consulted on liability, causation and damages issues involving accounting and legal malpractice, antitrust, contract breaches, class actions, employment, fraud, funds tracing, intellectual property, M&A and taxation.

For over 20 years, Winkler has advised clients on receiverships and related cases involving fraud investigations, forensic accounting, asset tracing and insolvency.

Prior to joining A&M, Winkler was a Director with Bates Group LLC where he led large teams of investigators, forensic accountants and data scientists focused on complex internal, regulatory, anti-money laundering and criminal investigations across multiple locations.

Outside of his work at A&M, Winkler teaches courses in fraud investigation, forensic accounting, American government, business law and business ethics. He is also a regular speaker at regional and national conferences, including the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners annual conference and the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers annual conference.

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