Gregg Peat

Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Gregg Peat uses his experience in accounting, auditing, valuation and finance to lead dispute and forensic investigatory engagements mainly related to financial and accounting matters. Mr. Peat has extensive experience advising clients involved with securities and civil litigation, merger & acquisition disputes and financial investigations, and is adept at unwinding complex issues and providing innovative and practical solutions to his clients.

Mr. Peat’s dispute experience includes advising on complex cases involving financial and accounting matters with damages ranging in size from millions to billions of dollars. He has assisted clients and their legal counsel obtain and evaluate case materials, develop case strategies, prepare and submit expert witness reports and support expert witnesses through depositions and trials in various jurisdictions, including state courts, federal courts and arbitration. He has been retained as an expert witness and as a neutral accounting arbiter to resolve disputes between parties.

Mr. Peat’s investigations experience includes assisting public and private companies, boards of directors, audit committees and legal counsel with accounting, financial reporting and regulatory investigations for organizations operating domestically and abroad. He has led several investigations including those involving alleged accounting and financial reporting fraud, misappropriation of assets and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) violations.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Peat provided audit and advisory services at the accounting firm KPMG. His experience at KPMG includes an international assignment to the Netherlands where he provided U.S. accounting and financial reporting expertise to European enterprises filing securities in the U.S. from abroad. He has an in-depth knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“U.S. GAAP”) and International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and has extensive Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) regulatory experience. Mr. Peat has published articles and led the instruction of a variety of forensic accounting and auditing trainings for both foreign and domestic audiences. This has included publishing or presenting on forensic accounting topics, technical accounting, audit methodologies, SEC reporting, SOX 404 compliance and sampling courses.

Mr. Peat holds B.S. degrees in both Accountancy and Finance from Oregon State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”), Certified in Financial Forensics (“CFF”) and Accredited in Business Valuation (“ABV”). He is also currently serving on Oregon State University’s Accounting Advisory Board, and previously served on the Oregon Board of Accountancy’s Complaints Committee and Laws and Rules Committee as Committee Chairman. Prior to starting his career in accountancy, he was a collegiate athlete, captaining Oregon State University’s football team and briefly played professionally for the National Football League (NFL).