With more than 30 years of experience in business, consulting and forensic accounting, Mr. Sherman has worked with clients across a broad range of industries, including real estate, construction, hospitality, telecommunications, banking, manufacturing insurance, higher education and retail and franchising, among others.
Mr. Sherman has conducted investigations in the areas of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), financial reporting, anti-money laundering, ethics and integrity, government investigations and general financial fraud. He has worked on many investigations with the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys' offices, FBI and DEA. Mr. Sherman has also qualified as an expert witness in forensic accounting, lost profits, financial fraud, business appraisal and accounting matters. He has testified in federal and state courts and various forums, including arbitrations before the AAA, the ICC and under the laws of various jurisdictions in the U.S. and internationally. He has served as an arbitrator and testified in numerous domestic and international arbitrations, including post-acquisition disputes.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Sherman was a Managing Director and National Practice Leader of the Fraud and White Collar practice with a publicly-held consulting firm. Prior to that, he was with KPMG, where he held numerous senior roles, including National Partner-in-Charge of Forensic and Litigation Services, National Partner-in-Charge of Compliance and Ethics practice, Mid-Atlantic Partner-in-Charge of Corporate Transaction and Professional Practice Partner. Before KPMG, he was in the real estate and construction business, where his responsibilities included development, acquisition, financing and construction.
Mr. Sherman earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Baltimore, and a J.D. from the University of Maryland School Of Law. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Maryland and Washington, D.C., a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Insolvency and Reorganization Advisor and holds a certification from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in Financial Forensics. Mr. Sherman is a member of the AICPA, Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, American Bar Association (ABA), Association of Insolvency Advisors, and District of Columbia and Maryland State Bar Associations. He is also is a Board Member, Treasurer and Executive Committee Member of the D.C.-based Council for Court Excellence. He is a frequent speaker on forensic accounting investigations and damages, and has published chapters in several treatises on internal investigations, compliance programs and anti-money laundering. Mr. Sherman also serves on the faculty of Georgetown University, where he teaches Forensic Accounting in the Business School graduate program.
NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.