Mr. Baron specializes in financial investigations, compliance issues and commercial litigation cases. He advises senior management in crisis regulatory situations and focuses on anti-money laundering and compliance matters, as well as forensic accounting services.
Notable assignments include being engaged by outside counsel to review the banking activity of a billion-dollar Ponzi scheme to evaluate the effectiveness of a global bank’s transaction monitoring system. Mr. Baron was also engaged by a global bank to review millions of wire transfers for compliance with OFAC restrictions on sanctioned countries.
In addition, Mr. Baron was engaged by an investment bank’s private wealth group to perform an independent investigation of fraudulent broker statements that misrepresented investment returns and concealed unauthorized withdrawals and trading activity.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Baron spent more than 10 years working in advisory services with the Big Four, primarily as a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ disputes, advisory and investigations group. He was also an Audit Manager with Ernst & Young.
Mr. Baron earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bucknell University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed in New York and Florida, and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.
NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.