Kevin Beirne is a Partner at Renaissance and the founder and leader of the Forensic Accounting practice.
Kevin has over 25 years of experience providing financial investigative, dispute advisory, contractual compliance, and other consulting services to clients across a broad range of industries. He has assisted clients impacted by fraud, under investigation, or involved in business disputes by performing financial, accounting and operational analyses. Kevin’s project experience includes forensic accounting assignments and fraud investigations requiring the reconstruction of complex financial records. He has also developed and instructed courses on fraud and forensic accounting. He has testified in federal court and has also provided deposition testimony relating to financial investigations he has performed.
Kevin is one of the foremost experts in advising players’ unions across major professional sports leagues, with a focus over the past 10+ years on performing recurring assessments of compliance with the financial terms of Collective Bargaining Agreements between the players and ownership. Additionally, he advises players’ unions in setting the salary cap annually, and in regular support of negotiation efforts and dispute resolution with ownership. Kevin’s recurring clients in this area include: the NHL Players Association (NHLPA); the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA); the NFL Players Association (NFLPA); the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA); the National Lacrosse League Players Association (NLLPA); as well as start-up player unions across popular international sports.
Kevin’s forensic accounting experience includes the investigation of the collapse of a billion dollar hedge fund; the $70 million embezzlement by a senior banker from a major international bank; a $2 billion Ponzi scheme; SIPC liquidations; collusion against an international conglomerate; embezzlements from several high profile entertainers; court-ordered accountings; whistleblower complaints; False Claims Act (FCA) allegations; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations; allegations of health care fraud, and asset misappropriations from private companies, public employee pension funds, and non-profits.
For the past 12 years, Kevin has served as a forensic accounting consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Fraud Section; and as part of this work, he maintains necessary U.S. Government security clearance.
Kevin has been retained by counsel to provide litigation support in matters requiring the assessment and calculation of damages in royalty disputes; copyright and patent infringement matters; FINRA arbitrations; insurance-related disputes; theft of trade secret matters; breach of contract disputes; franchisor/franchisee disputes; antitrust claims; tax disputes; shareholder and post-purchase price disputes; product liability claims; and SEC actions. He has also provided contractual compliance and verification procedures on behalf of clients across a number of industries.
Kevin’s professional experience includes approximately 13 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) in New York, where he began his career, and was a Director in the Advisory practice, focused on litigation consulting and financial investigations. He also served in PwC’s Office of the US Chairman, as a Chief of Staff, responsible for development and execution of strategic and operational objectives. Prior to joining Renaissance, Kevin spent approximately four years at the national accounting firm, Rothstein Kass, where he helped to launch and lead the Litigation and Forensic Accounting practice in New York, prior to the firm’s acquisition by KPMG.
Kevin graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a major in Finance and minor in Communications.