Andrea Gonzalez is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Disputes and Investigation services group in Chicago. She specializes in advisory and consulting services, including litigation consulting and financial advisory services to law firms, corporations, boards, and stakeholders to help resolve high stakes financial, regulatory and legal issues.
With more than 16 years of litigation and advisory experience, Ms. Gonzalez brings significant experience to clients involved in complex commercial disputes related to fraud or embezzlement, breach of contract, and intellectual property. Ms. Gonzalez has also assisted clients with internal investigations, SEC inquiries and investigations, and provided financial advisory services to various constituents in distressed company situations in the bankruptcy court to investigate potential causes of action and to determine financial viability.
She has worked with clients across a wide range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, healthcare, medical products, orthopedic manufacturer, pharmaceuticals, e-commerce, private equity, casino/gaming, electronics, shipbuilding and agriculture.
Ms. Gonzalez has experience assisting clients in the detection of fraud. In particular, Ms. Gonzalez has experience in reviewing and analyzing financial statements and banking records to detect fraud or misappropriation of assets, interviewing employees to determine their role in the company and learn of potential areas of concern, and reviewing expenses incurred by management to determine if the expenses were appropriate business expenses.
She also assisted clients in in matters involving application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Prior to joining A&M, Ms. Gonzalez spent two years with Cendrowski Corporate Advisors (CCA) as a Senior Manager in their litigation support and valuation practice in Chicago. Prior to CCA she served as a forensic accountant in the FBI’s Chicago Division and was responsible for managing complex financial fraud investigations. Before the FBI, Ms. Gonzalez was a Director at AlixPartners in their Financial Advisory Services practice where she focused on litigation consulting matters, in particular, intellectual property disputes.
Ms. Gonzalez earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Illinois. She is a member of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). In addition, she is the Sponsorship Co-Chair of the Chicago chapter of IWIRC.
NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.