Forensic Accounting Experts

When the stakes are high and the accounting issues are complex, members of Dr. Epstein’s forensic accounting team deliver expert opinions that get the attention of judge and jury.

Click on a link to read more about our services as a consulting or testifying expert witness in matters involving financial reporting fraud, white collar crime, auditor liability, securitization disputes, derivatives litigation, and converting financial statements from U.S. GAAP to IFRS.

Meet Expert Forensic Accountant Dr. Barry Jay Epstein

Forensic accountant Barry Jay Epstein, Ph.D., CPA, CFF, is a leading national authority on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Dr. Epstein’s work centers around technical consultation on GAAP, IFRS, auditing standards, litigation consulting, and Sarbanes-Oxley audit committee compliance. He is a practicing accountant and expert who works with attorneys extensively in the areas of forensic accounting, securities litigation, white collar defense, financial fraud, and accountants’ liability.

Dr. Epstein concentrates his forensic accounting practice in the following areas:

  • White collar defense
  • Financial reporting fraud and securities litigation
  • Accountants’ liability and accountant malpractice
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS)
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • International accounting convergence
  • Sarbanes-Oxley corporate governance matters

Read more about our work as Chicago forensic accountants involving white collar defense forensic accounting.

Read Dr. Epstein’s Latest White Papers on Changes in Accounting Standards

Accounting for Leases: A White Paper on Significant Financial Reporting Changes for Lessees and Lessors
October, 2014

Revenue Recognition: A White Paper on Fraud and Financial Reporting Risk
November, 2014

Court-Approved Expert Testimony

As a practicing forensic accountant and respected author, Dr. Epstein has a proven in-depth knowledge of the most obscure U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP). He is also familiar with the most recent developments of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

A California Appellate Court took notice, for example, and referenced an expert report written by Dr. Barry Jay Epstein, CPA, CFF in an accountants’ liability case. See Kouri v Superior Court (BDO Seidman, LLP), 148 Cal. App. 4th 460 (2007).

Serving Regulatory Agencies and International Law Firms

Leading law firms and government regulatory agencies have relied upon our accounting expertise. We are routinely engaged for litigation involving securities fraud and other financial reporting disputes.

Recent Forensic Accounting Articles

Canaries Gone AWOL (Part 2): Why Aren’t Auditors Helping their Clients by Flagging the Need for Restructurings?” by Barry Jay Epstein, IS Chartered Accountant, published by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), May 2015.

Do Accountants Face Risk as Fiduciaries?” by Barry Jay Epstein,, April 30, 2015.

Visit the Publications page for a more detailed list of articles.

Contact an Expert Forensic Accountant

Forensic accounting expert Dr. Barry Epstein is available at 312-464-3520 or via email for a confidential discussion of your case. Our Chicago-based forensic accountants are ready to assist you fraud examinations and other investigations anywhere across the U.S.