Dean Graves is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal global disputes and investigations services in Houston, specialising in forensic accounting, damage analysis, and financial issues. His broad background includes international arbitration, transaction and financing negotiation, financial analysis and reporting, as well as coordinating non-financial disciplines.
With more than 30 years of advisory and industry experience, Mr Graves has served as an arbitrator, expert witness, court appointed expert, and business adviser. He has performed analyses related to arbitration, international claims, litigation, business interruption insurance claims, business and asset valuation, post-acquisition disputes, contract disputes, and regulatory compliance. His experience spans the BTU value chain including petroleum exploration and production, transportation, refining, retail gasoline, petrochemicals, and power generation. Additionally, he has experience in mining, apparel, consumer products, manufacturing, wholesale/distribution, professional services, commercial airlines, and biomedical research.
Mr Graves has led projects heard in state and federal courts in the United States and ad hoc arbitrations as well as, ICC, NAFTA, and ICSID claims. Many of his projects have included working collaboratively with economists, engineers, scientists and other technical experts.
Prior to joining Alvarez & Marsal in 2005, Mr Graves was a senior managing director at a publicly traded consulting firm and a partner at two big five accounting firms.
Mr Graves earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a master of professional accountancy degree from Baylor University. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a chartered financial analyst charterholder.
WWL says: Dean Graves is known to be “personable and extremely easy to work with”, having over 30 years of industry and advisory experience with an emphasis on arbitration in the energy sector.
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