John Levitske, CPA/ABV/CFF/CGMA, ASA, CFA, MCFLC, CIRA, MBA, JD is a Partner with HKA Global, LLC.
He is an experienced senior advisor to companies, legal counsel, executives, and investors regarding financial, business valuation, accounting, and damages issues in complex commercial situations, such as business disputes, shareholder disputes, bankruptcy disputes, and M&A transaction disputes. He works across all industries and is experienced with private and public companies.
John has over 35 years of experience, with 25 years of Big Four public accounting and international consulting firm experience. His expert witness work includes jury and bench trials, mediations, and arbitrations (e.g., ICC, LCIA, SCC, UNCITRAL, AAA, JAMS, FINRA, and ad hoc) in the U.S. and internationally, and he has also served as a neutral arbitrator. He holds an MBA degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame, and JD and BSBA degrees from Duquesne University; professional certifications in accounting, business valuation, finance, and forensic accounting; and securities and investment banking licenses.
He was selected to Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts, Financial Advisory and Valuation, Quantum of Damages and previously to Who’s Who Legal: International Arbitration, Commercial Experts; to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation; and received the Forensic Expert Witness Association’s 2019 National Meritorious Service Award.
In addition, John currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Benedictine University, College of Business. He is a member of the Standing Committee on Audit of the American Bar Association (ABA); past national president of the Forensic Expert Witness Association; co-chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s Investigation, Enforcement & White Collar Business & Corporate Litigation Subcommittee; and past chair of the Section’s Dispute Resolution Committee.
He is co-author of the “Managing Post-Merger & Acquisition Purchase Price Disputes” chapter in the ABA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Handbook for Business Lawyers, “Internal Corporate Investigations” chapter in ABA’s Guide for In-House Counsel, and “Business Divorce” chapter in ABA’s Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation.