San Francisco – Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) announces the addition of Managing Director Elizabeth Dean to its Disputes and Investigations group in San Francisco. She brings more than 30 years of experience in forensic accounting, business consulting and valuation services.
Ms. Dean's primary areas of concentration are intellectual property, breach of contract, commercial damages, forensic accounting, fraud, unfair competition, valuations, mergers and acquisition, and class action cases. Clients rely on Ms. Dean’s in-depth expertise to address key financial and accounting issues, identify relevant information and prepare thorough and detailed analyses. Her extensive experience includes testifying as an expert in federal and state courts and in U.S. and international arbitrations.
Ms. Dean has worked with clients across various industries, including consumer goods, e-commerce, energy, financial services, high technology, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, software, professional services, telecommunications and utilities. She has provided financial and damages analysis on claims involving lost profits, lost wages/benefits, increased costs, lost business or asset value, unjust enrichment, reasonable royalty/license and forensic accounting.
Prior to joining A&M, Ms. Dean was a Vice President at TM Financial Forensics LLC and a Director at Navigant Consulting.
"Clients turn to our team for detailed and thorough solutions on pressing and critical issues,” said Bryan Ruez, Managing Director and Global Leader of A&M’s Disputes and Investigations practice. “Elizabeth's broad experience across a range of industries and jurisdictions is an invaluable addition to our disputes and investigations business and further expands the scope of our offerings on the West Coast."
Ms. Dean said: "Alvarez & Marsal’s dedication to growing its Disputes and Investigations group on the West Coast was important to my decision to join A&M. This is an opportunity for me to employ my insights and profound experience at a time when there is growing demand for litigation expertise on the West Coast. I’m excited to be a part of this dynamic team as we expand Alvarez & Marsal’s commercial damages service offerings."
Ms. Dean is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics and a Certified Licensing Professional. She is also an Advisory Board Member for HiPower, an executive women’s group focusing on accelerating each woman’s leadership role from professional sources to wide-ranging significance.
About Alvarez & Marsal
Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to make change and achieve results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services.
With over 3,500 people across four continents, we deliver tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders, and their teams, help organizations transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Comprised of experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities, A&M leverages its restructuring heritage to turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage of growth.