Michelle J. Avery, CPA, CFF
Senior Managing Director, Veris from Ocean Tomo
Practice Leader, Accounting & Auditing Litigation
“Our team’s exceptional technical knowledge, built from three decades of working on some of the largest and highest profile accounting dispute matters, combined with a culture of building strong, long standing client relationships is the key to our success in and out of the courtroom.”Reston (DC Metro)
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Previous AICPA Financial Reporting Executive Committee (FinREC) Member, NAIC/AICPA Working Group Task Force Member, and William & Mary Mason School of Business Accounting Programs Board Chair
Over 20 years of experience in complex accounting and auditing disputes. Engaged as an expert in matters of accounting, auditing and economic damages.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting, The College of William & Mary
Michelle has extensive experience leading major dispute resolution engagements, providing forensic accounting and expert witness services to prominent law firms in high-profile domestic and international civil litigation involving complex accounting, financial reporting and economic damages issues. Her work frequently involves allegations of misstated financial statements, inadequate disclosures, auditor malpractice and director and officer liability. She has testified in matters related to auditor malpractice as well as economic damages.
Michelle is a recent member of the Financial Reporting Executive Committee (FinREC), the senior technical committee of the AICPA for financial reporting. She also serves as a member of the AICPA National Association of Insurance Commissioners Working Group Task Force and has served on the International Association of Insurance Receivers Board of Directors. She is the current Chair of the College of William and Mary Mason School of Business Accounting Programs Board and recently served on the James Madison University School of Accounting Guiding Executive Board. Michelle earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the College of William & Mary. She is a previous recipient of the AICPA’s Standing Ovation award in Forensics and Valuation Services award, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) “Top 40 Under 40” award and the Washington Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” award.