Shawn has over 25 years of experience working at global and national accounting and consulting firms. Prior to starting his own boutique firm, Shawn was the National Managing Director of Forensic & Valuation Services at Sikich, Partner-in-Charge of RSM’s litigation and investigation consulting services practices for the Central Region in Kansas City, a director in Grant Thornton’s forensic accounting and investigative services in Kansas City, a Managing Director of BDO’s litigation and dispute resolution practice in Chicago, and a Managing Director and national leader of economic damages practice at Willamette Management Associates in Chicago.
Mr. Fox has led investigations on financial restatements and financial reporting fraud, regulatory investigations, assessing fraud risk, corporate investigations, employee misconduct, and whistle-blower matters for:
· Financial institutions
· Hedge funds
· SEC companies
· Insurance companies (fidelity claims)
Mr. Fox has been engaged in high profile disputes and investigations involving hundreds of millions of dollars. With significant experience in expert testimony and the preparation of expert reports, Mr. Fox assists clients in all phases of complex litigation, including case assessments, discovery, document review, damages analysis, complex modeling, rebuttal reporting, trial assistance, and demonstrative exhibits.
He has testified in approximately 50 different cases at deposition, trial, and arbitration as an expert witness and has served as a court-appointed receiver. He has been qualified as an expert witness in federal district, bankruptcy, and state courts across the U.S. Mr. Fox also is retained as a consultant to quantify the potential damages or exposures in disputed matters.
Shawn Fox has worked on hundreds of litigation and arbitration matters in his 25-year career. He has testified in deposition, trial, or hearing in approximately 50 cases. Shawn has been engaged on hundreds of litigation cases in his career. However, a lot of the cases that he works settle before testimony.
· Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
licensed in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa
· Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
· Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
with the CFA Institute (CFAI)
· Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)
with the American Society of Appraisers
in the business valuation discipline
· American Institute of Certified Public
· Missouri Society of Certified Public
· National Association of Forensic
· American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
· American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
· Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
· Kansas City Metropolitan Bar
Bachelors of Business Administration,
Accounting, University of Iowa
Shawn Fox was born and raised in a small community in northeast Iowa (Oelwein). After graduating from high school, he attended college at the University of Iowa. Shawn is married to Nicole Wilson and they live in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago. She is originally from Southern Illinois. Nicole earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri and her graduate degree from Southern Illinois University. She is an Oracle financial applications expert.