Eric Poer is a Senior Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment and the co-leader of the Securities, Accounting and Regulatory Enforcement practice, Labor & Employment practice, and the Western leader of FTI Consulting’s North American Disputes practice. Mr. Poer uses his experience in accounting, finance, and various industries to lead dispute consulting and forensic investigatory engagements mainly related to complex financial, employment and accounting litigation matters.
Mr. Poer is a senior business adviser with more than 20 years of experience providing accounting, financial analysis, valuation, investigation, and litigation advisory services to a variety of clients including numerous corporate clients, corporate boards of directors, “C-level” executives, in-house legal counsel, regulators, and external legal counsel. Mr. Poer brings to his clients an array of services designed to help organizations and individuals address critical issues in litigation and also mitigate risk, enhance corporate governance and improve performance.
Among his areas of professional expertise, Mr. Poer directs large-scale financial investigative assignments including forensic accounting investigations, financial fraud investigations and white-collar crime investigations. His background as an accountant includes performing financial statement audits of publicly and privately held companies, and providing merger, acquisition and divestiture services.
Mr. Poer’s litigation and dispute advisory services experience includes assisting domestic and international clients in high-stakes commercial and securities litigation disputes. Mr. Poer assists in-house and external counsel in matters involving accounting analysis and the economics and financial analyses of complex transactions and damages resulting from a variety of civil claims. Additionally, Mr. Poer has extensive experience providing expert witness testimony in more than 35 litigation matters.
Furthermore, Mr. Poer has considerable experience in labor and employment disputes and investigations concerning public and private technology as well as venture capital executives in civil litigation proceedings and binding arbitration proceedings.
Mr. Poer brings both public accounting and professional economic and financial advisory services experience to his clients. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Poer worked on complex litigation and investigative matters at LECG and was also a financial statement auditor at KPMG, which is an internationally recognized public accounting firm. Before joining KPMG, he worked at Arthur Andersen and UBS financial services.
Mr. Poer also serves as a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) arbitrator and has also served as an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University where he instructed a post-graduate forensic accounting course on conducting independent corporate financial investigations.