Michael Garibaldi

Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Michael Garibaldi is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in San Francisco. Mr. Garibaldi directs large-scale investigative and litigation matters involving forensic accounting, financial fraud, compliance, complex data analysis and technical accounting.

Mr. Garibaldi routinely conducts corporate investigations regarding potential fraud or employee misconduct for boards of directors, audit committees, special committees and company management. These investigations typically arise from government inquires, subpoenas, audit findings, and whistleblower allegations and can involve complex technical accounting and disclosure issues, big data analytics and extensive flow-of-funds analysis. Mr. Garibaldi has presented his investigative findings to U.S. government agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Mr. Garibaldi’s litigation and dispute advisory services involve providing financial analysis in connection with high-stakes commercial disputes in federal and state courts and arbitrations. Mr. Garibaldi has extensive experience serving clients related to securities litigation, white-collar defense cases, labor and employment disputes, and consumer and shareholder class actions. Mr. Garibaldi has advised on litigation matters involving complex financial transactions, accounting and auditing, breach of contract claims, valuation, mergers and acquisitions and the calculation of economic damages.

Mr. Garibaldi has served clients in a wide array of industries, including financial services, venture capital, technology, software, energy, and government. Mr. Garibaldi’s clients have ranged in size from global financial institutions to early stage start-up technology ventures. He was previously an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he provided audit and assurance services to public and private companies in the financial services and investment management industries.

Mr. Garibaldi graduated with honors from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, where he earned a B.S. in business administration, with concentrations in public accounting and financial management. Mr. Garibaldi is an Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University, where he teaches a forensic accounting course on conducting independent corporate financial investigations. Mr. Garibaldi is a Certified Public Accountant and is currently serving a two year term as an Officer in the Forensic Services-Fraud and Financial Investigations section of the California Society of CPAs.