Business Valuation and Forensic Accounting Expert Witness, Arbitrator and Advisor.
John Levitske provides business valuation, forensic accounting and dispute resolution services in complex commercial situations. He testifies as an independent expert witness in disputes, both domestic litigation and international arbitration, regarding issues of valuation, finance, damages or accounting. He also acts as a neutral expert determiner or neutral arbitrator, and advises clients in mediations and negotiations. He is frequently consulted regarding business disputes, shareholder disputes and M&A transaction disputes.
He has over 30 years of experience, with nearly 25 years of Big Four public accounting and international consulting firm experience. His expert work includes jury and bench trials, mediations and arbitrations (e.g., LCAI, ICC, SCC, AAA, JAMS, FINRA and ad hoc).
John is a Senior Managing Director in Ankura's Litigation & Dispute practice, based in Chicago. He attained advanced academic degrees in both business administration and law, plus several professional certifications in business valuation, finance and forensic accounting (CPA/ABV/CFF/CGMA, ASA, CFA, CFLC, CIRA, MBA, JD), and holds Series 63 securities and 79 investment banking licenses. He is co-author of the “Managing Post-Merger & Acquisition Purchase Price Disputes” chapter in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Alternative Dispute Resolution Handbook for Business Lawyers and the “Internal Corporate Investigations” chapter in the ABA’s Guide for In-House Counsel. In addition, he is national chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee of the Business Law Section of the ABA and a past national president of the Forensic Expert Witness Association.
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