Marc Sherman is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal's disputes and investigations group in Washington, DC. He specialises in insurance matters, real estate, financial fraud, white-collar investigations and quantum of damages.
With over 30 years of experience in business, consulting and forensic accounting, Mr Sherman has worked with clients across a broad range of industries, including real estate, construction, hospitality, telecommunications, banking, manufacturing, insurance, higher education and retail and franchising, among others.
Mr Sherman has conducted hundreds of financial investigations, consulted and testified on economic damages, valued public and private companies, consulted on compliance, corporate governance and corporate restructuring. He has qualified as an expert witness in forensic accounting, lost profits, financial fraud, business appraisal, accounting matters and the real estate and financial services industries. He has testified in federal, state and international courts and arbitrations. He also serves as an accounting arbitrator in post-acquisition M&A disputes, and works closely with insurers and insureds in transactional and business interruption claims.
Mr Sherman has conducted investigations in the areas of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), financial reporting, anti-money laundering, ethics and integrity, government investigations and general financial fraud. He has worked on many investigations for the US Department of Justice, US Attorneys' offices, FBI and DEA and several foreign governments.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr Sherman was a managing director and national practice leader of the fraud and white-collar practice with a publicly held consulting firm. Prior to that, he was with KPMG, where he held numerous senior roles, including partner-in-charge of forensic and litigation services, partner-in-charge of compliance and ethics practice and regional partner-in-charge of corporate transactions. Before KPMG, he was in the real estate and construction business, where his responsibilities included development, acquisition, financing and construction.
Mr Sherman earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Baltimore, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland, School of Law. He is a certified public accountant in Maryland and Washington, DC, a certified fraud examiner, a certified insolvency and reorganisation advisor and holds a certification from the AICPA in financial forensics. He is a board member and finance committee member of the DC-based Council for Court Excellence and the chair of the audit committee of the National District Attorneys Association. Mr Sherman is also the chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) section of litigation, forensic accounting subcommittee and co-chair of the accounting issues subcommittee of the ABA securities litigation committee.
He is a frequent speaker on forensic accounting investigations and quantum of damages, and has published chapters in several treatises on internal investigations, compliance programs and anti-money laundering. Mr Sherman served on the faculty of Georgetown University for many years, where he taught in the joint JD/MBA programme.
WWL says: Marc Sherman is described as “a hugely experienced and technically sound expert”, frequently serving as arbitrator for financial and accounting disputes involving prestigious parties.
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