Dean Driskell, CPA, ABV, CFF, CFE, MBA

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Dean Driskell is a financial expert in forensic accounting, fraud investigation, litigation, and valuation services, residing in Atlanta, GA. With more than 30 years of experience in financial analysis, accounting, reporting, and financial management, Mr. Driskell specializes in performing consulting services for clients involved in various types of accounting, economic, and commercial disputes, as well as fraud and forensic accounting matters.

Serving clients and their counsel in both private and public sectors, Mr. Driskell has provided technical analyses, accounting/restatement assistance, valuation services, and litigation support across a variety of industries, including banking, oil and gas, health care, real estate, utilities, pulp and paper, construction, insurance, farming, chemicals, entertainment, consumer products, manufacturing, not-for-profits, and various service entities.

Mr. Driskell deploys his extensive experience in the areas of finance, accounting, valuation, litigation, investigation, and as an expert witness. He has experience with matters such as breach of contract, financial reporting/restatement, GAAP, fraud investigation, white-collar crimes, Ponzi schemes, construction claims, lost profits, forensic accounting, valuation, ESOPs, fiduciary duty issues, mergers/acquisitions, RICO, fraudulent conveyances, complex data, and arbitrated disputes.

Mr. Driskell is an adjunct professor at Georgia State University where he primarily teaches principles of accounting, forensic accounting, and graduate-level financial analysis. Additionally, he previously served on the boards of directors for the Synchronicity Theatre Group as finance chairman and Safe Kids Georgia (the injury prevention arm of CHOA) as finance and vice chairman.

Mr. Driskell was a contributor to J.S. Held's 2024 Global Risk Report.

Key Expertise:

  • Accounting & Financial Reporting Misconduct
  • Bankruptcy
  • Breach of Contract & Contract Disputes
  • Business Interruption / Lost Profits
  • Business Valuation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Economic Damages Analysis & Quantification
  • Expert Witness Testimony & Litigation Support
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Investigations
  • Partnership & Post Acquisition Disputes
  • Real Property Valuation & Advisory
  • Solvency & Fraudulent Conveyance
  • Tangible & Intangible Asset Valuation

Professional Affiliations:

  • Certified Public Accountant – Georgia
  • Certified Fraud Examiner – Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Certified in Financial Forensics – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Accredited in Business Valuation – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Masters of Business Administration - Finance, Real Estate and Valuation
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Bankruptcy Task Force, Member
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Member
  • Georgia Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners, Member
  • American Society of Appraisers, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

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The Role of Forensic Accountants in Detecting Fraud in Business Interruption Claims
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