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John Levitske

John Levitske

John Levitske, CPA/ABV/CFF/CGMA, ASA, CFA, CFLC, CIRA, MBA JD serves as a business valuation, forensic accounting and damages expert witness, arbitrator, and advisor. He provides business valuation, forensic accounting, purchase price analysis, damage quantification, and dispute resolution services in complex commercial situations. He testifies as an independent expert witness in disputes, both domestic litigation and international arbitration, regarding issues of valuation, finance, accounting (e.g., GAAP) or damages. He also acts as a neutral expert determiner or neutral arbitrator and advises clients in mediations and negotiations. He is frequently consulted regarding business disputes, shareholder disputes, M&A transaction disputes and bankruptcy.

He has over 30 years of experience, with 25 years of Big Four public accounting and international consulting firm experience. John works across all industries. His expert work includes jury and bench trials, mediations, and arbitrations (e.g., LCAI, ICC, SCC, AAA, JAMS, FINRA, and ad hoc). He is a Senior Managing Director in the Disputes & Economics practice of Ankura Consulting, based in Chicago. Previously, he served as one of the leaders of Duff & Phelps’ post-M&A dispute practice, KPMG’s post- acquisition dispute practice and its agreement vetting services practice, and Deloitte’s Eastern Great Lakes valuation practice.

He is co-author of the “Managing Post-Merger & Acquisition Purchase Price Disputes” chapter in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Alternative Dispute Resolution Handbook for Business Lawyers, “Internal Corporate Investigations” chapter in the ABA’s Guide for In-House Counsel, and “Business Divorce” chapter in the ABA’s Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, 2020 Edition. In addition, he is a member of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Audit, chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s Dispute Resolution Committee and a past national president of the Forensic Expert Witness Association. He was selected to Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts – Financial Advisory and Valuation: Quantum of Damages, 2020 & 2019, and Who’s Who Legal: International Arbitration – Commercial Experts, 2011; selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation; and received the Forensic Expert Witness Association’s 2019 National Meritorious Service Award.

John 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. Also, he served as an accounting, finance, and auditing adjunct professor at both the University of Pittsburgh and Point Park University, as a national exam question writer for both the Uniform CPA Exam and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Accredited in Business Valuation Exam, and as a member of the ABA Business Law Section’s Merger & Acquisitions Committee, Revised Model Asset Purchase Agreement Task Force.

He has lectured on valuation, financial analysis, economic damages, and forensic accounting topics to various professional groups, including the ABA, American Society of Appraisers, Association of Insolvency & Reorganization Advisors, Chicago Bar Association, and DailyDAC-Financial Poise.

His LinkedIn profile is at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnlevitske/

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