Christopher R LeWand is a Senior Managing Director in FTI’s Corporate Finance Segment, is Global Power, Renewables and Energy Transition (PRET) Leader, and a member of FTI Capital Advisors.
Mr. LeWand has led many cases for owners, investors and operators of power generation and delivery of all types. This has covered utilities to independent operators, conventional and renewable power, and the full array of fuel sources as well as enabling technologies. He has done so as an expert providing dispute and forensic advisory services, valuations, mergers & acquisition advisory, troubled company evaluation and restructuring, and leading business transformation programs.
Mr. LeWand has provided expert witness testimony and assisted clients with disputes in various capacities in a wide array of cases. This has included providing reports and consulting services as an industry expert, regarding valuation issues, contract and purchase price disputes, business interruption claims, intellectual property disputes, forensic audits, anti-trust litigation and construction claims, among others. Mr. LeWand also co-developed the CLE seminar, “Economic Damages, Litigating and proving Business Losses.”
Mr. LeWand has served on boards, acted as board advisor, and taken roles as interim management such as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Private Equity Fund Managing Director for multi-$billion enterprises.
Mr. LeWand holds a variety of certifications, including, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP), Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA), and FINRA Series 7, 63 and 79 licenses. His degrees include B.S. in Finance (with honors) from Villanova University and Masters in Business Administration from Texas A&M University.