For 16 of those years, he has specialized as a forensic accountant focusing on dispute resolution and investigations and disputes across Europe, Asia and the U.S.
Mr. Steadman serves as an accounting expert witness and has considerable courtroom experience in domestic courts in the U.K. and other European jurisdictions, as well as Singapore, in international arbitration – working across a wide range of cases and industries.
He has provided expert written and oral evidence quantifying losses arising from breach of contract, warranty or arising from tortious action; on accounting issues under international (IFRS), U.S. and U.K. GAAP; on business and asset values, and explaining complex accounting transactions, instruments and financial irregularities to courts and juries.
Mr. Steadman has led accounting investigations on both sides of the Atlantic, and he has considerable experience in dealing with U.S. regulators and prosecutors following an investigation of fraud and accounting irregularities at a major U.S. company.
In Asia, he acted as an expert in the high-profile prosecution of the directors of a failed investment scheme. In the U.K. he carried out a number of wide-ranging investigations of accounting irregularities on behalf of U.K. companies, insurers and investors. In the public sector, Mr. Steadman has seen regular appointments by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry as an inspector in matters of insider dealing and in the conduct of statutory company investigations in the U.K.
He has provided assistance on accounting and other fraud to the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, HM Revenue and Customs, the City of London Police Economic Crime Department, the Serious Organized Crime Agency, the Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Services Authority.
Before joining A&M, he led the fraud and forensic accounting investigations team at CRA Lee & Allen.
Mr. Steadman earned degrees in history from Durham University and in law from the University of London. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.