Howard Berkowitz is an Associate Director at Berkeley Research Group with nearly 10 years of experience providing advisory services to organizations and their counsel in matters involving white collar crime, financial misconduct, fraudulent conveyances, financial statement irregularities, and economic damages. He regularly assists corporate counsel and litigation attorneys in various phases of the dispute cycle, including pre-litigation assessments and investigations, discovery reviews, claim and damage analyses, drafting expert reports, and the preparation for deposition and trial testimony. Mr. Berkowitz also advises clients with conflicts under US and international arbitration proceedings as well as in mediation settings. Mr. Berkowitz has participated in several high-profile cases, many involving Fortune 500 companies, that have received significant public attention in recent years. He has also testified in disputes concerning allegations of management fraud, misappropriation, self-dealing, and tax avoidance.
Mr. Berkowitz’s matters pertained to businesses, both privately and publicly traded, in a variety of industries, most notably in the financial services, real estate, and energy sectors where he has extensive experience working with registered investment advisors, international investment banks, real estate developers, and energy production companies. He has managed a number of highly sensitive investigations that called for wide-ranging fund tracing across a web of interrelated companies, interviews of US and foreign employees and affiliates, and the forensic analysis of complex commercial transactions. He also has experience in solvency determinations and the analysis of fraudulent conveyance and preference actions for companies under federal bankruptcy protection.
Mr. Berkowitz is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the state of New York and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He is also Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the American Institute of CPAs.