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Dean Graves

Dean Graves

Alvarez & Marsal700 Louisiana StreetSuite 3300HoustonUSA77002
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Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

WWL says

Dean Graves is highlighted by sources for his "great international arbitration experience", and is described as "technically very sound with a lot of experience in business valuation".

Biography

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 Four 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 Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Dean Graves is well thought of by market sources who consider him a go-to name for damages analysis and valuations.

Biography

Dean Graves is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal's disputes and investigations practice 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.

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