Cory is a Managing Director in Grant Thornton’s Forensic Advisory Services practice. He has 14 years of experience serving clients across industry sectors. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, he worked for an international accounting firm providing forensic accounting and regulatory compliance services.
His engagements typically involve complex business disputes, forensic accounting, and fraud matters. Cory has also assisted corporations, government entities, and not-for-profits organizations with corporate and regulatory compliance matters.
InvestigationCory has extensive experience leading corporate investigations. Representative assignments include tracing assets of a complex financial institution, investigating financial statement fraud at an international manufacturing company, performing an internal investigation related to an embezzlement at a global, publicly-traded company. As part of his investigative work, Cory has worked with law enforcement, including the Department of Justice, to prepare matters for litigation purposes.
LitigationIn addition to his investigation experience, Cory has advised corporate clients and outside legal counsel on complex litigation matters. Representative assignments include quantifying economic damages due to breach of contract, calculating damages related to a wrongful termination, and assisting clients with business interruption claims.
Cory’s experience also includes consulting with clients and their legal counsel across all stages of the mergers & acquisition lifecycle. He has assisted both corporations and private equity firms in buy-side due diligence and business valuations for financial reporting purposes. Cory has assisted clients in preparing and defending positions in post-acquisition disputes. .
Corporate and Regulatory ComplianceCory has assisted a number of corporations with contract compliance matters, including analyzing royalty calculations and licensing agreements for patented products, assessing vendor compliance with contractual obligations, and auditing construction and engineering firms for compliance with documentation and disbursement requirements.
His regulatory compliance experience includes serving as part of the leadership team working with a top global bank on an enterprise-wide sales practice review and testing engagement. The engagement involved working with the centralized sales practices team and its primary regulators: CFPB, OCC. Additionally, Cory has assisted large financial institutions assess controls and processes for compliance with regulations set by OFAC, and assess compliance with OCC third-party regulations.