Mr. Gardemal has served as a court-appointed expert in U.S. District Court and has acted as an accounting and valuation expert for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). He has led complex multi-national investigations and damages analyses, and has presented findings to the SEC, DOJ, corporate boards and audit committees, and other stakeholders. He has provided audit, business, and litigation consulting services for clients in industries including auto manufacturing, distribution and retailing, government contracting/defense and aerospace, real estate and construction, professional services, and insurance and reinsurance.
In addition, Mr. Gardemal has testified as an expert witness numerous times and has presented over 100 expert reports in various venues in the U.S. and abroad, including U.S. District Courts throughout the U.S., the Supreme Court of Bermuda, the U.K. High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, and the ICC International Court of Arbitration.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Gardemal was a Managing Principal in the CapAnalysis Group of the international law firm Howrey, LLP. Previously, he served as the CFO of the New Orleans District Attorney’s Office and worked as an auditor in public accounting. Mr. Gardemal is a U.S. Army veteran of the Iraq War. As a Major, he commanded a company in the 9th Psychological Operations Battalion, U.S. Army Special Operations Command. He received the Bronze Star and the Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars for his service, and his unit received the Navy Presidential Unit Citation.
Mr. Gardemal earned a bachelor's degree in business administration, with a concentration in accounting, from Loyola University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Valuation Analyst, a Certified Government Financial Manager, and is accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of CPAs and Certified in Distressed Business Valuation by the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors.
NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.