Forensic Expert Witness Profile

Professional

James Davidson

CPA, CFF, CFE, GGMA, CTP, CIRA, CD, CBA, CM&AA, CM&AP

Avant Advisory Group
4000 MacArthur Blvd; East Tower Ste. 600
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-417-5708
Email: JDavidson@AvantAdvisory.com
Website: http://www.avantadvisory.com

Experience

  • Forensic CPA with 35 years experience; Certified Fraud Examiner; Certified Financial Forensics
  • 10 years public accounting, auditing, consulting - financial advisory; M&A; distressed companies
  • 20 years executive management - CFO, CEO, COO, boards of directors; Certified Board Advisor
  • 20 years financial advisory and interim management; Certified in Turnarounds and Restructuring
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Due Diligence - Certified Merger & Acquisitions Advisor
  • Distressed Company Turnarounds and Restructuring - Certified in Turnarounds / Restructuring
  • Fraud Investigations; Financial Forensics; Litigation Support -Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Consulting and Testifying Expert Witness - Corporate Governance; forensic accounting; fraud; conflicts of interest; bankruptcy/insolvency
  • Certified Board Advisor; Certified Director; Corporate Investigations; Governance
  • Certified Fraud Examiner; Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor

Categories

Profile

Decades of experience in mergers and acquisitions, operational turnarounds, financial restructuring, fraud identification, and mitigation.
Since his early career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jim Davidson has worked with entrepreneurial to multi-billion dollar corporations. He has led turnarounds and debt restructurings, acquisitions, investigations, and key strategic, financial and operational projects across multiple industries.

As a Forensic, Fraud and Corporate Investigations expert, he has led thousands of engagements involving forensic accounting, quality of earnings and operations due diligence, financial statement examinations, and has been designated Expert Witness in U.S. Federal and State Courts.

He has been a university-certified instructor for graduate business/management accounting, finance, economics, ethics, auditing, critical thinking, and has presented on such topics as Strategic Case Study Failures at the University of California, Irvine, among other higher learning educational institutions.

Jim brings private industry experience as a CEO, COO, CFO, CRO, and multiple Board of Director and Committee Memberships. He has provided distinct improvement and increased value to and on behalf of many companies and private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

Publications