Kevin Beirne leads the Forensic Accounting practice.
He has over 20 years of experience providing financial investigative, dispute advisory 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. Mr. Beirne’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. Mr. Beirne has testified in federal court, and has also provided deposition testimony relating to financial investigations he has performed.
Mr. Beirne’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 allegations; and asset misappropriations from private companies, public employee pension funds, and non-profits.
Mr. Beirne also currently serves as a forensic accounting consultant on several contracts with the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Fraud Section; and as part of this work, he has received necessary U.S. Government security clearance.
Mr. Beirne 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.
Mr. Beirne has also provided contractual compliance and verification procedures on behalf of clients across a number of industries. He currently serves as an advisor on an ongoing basis to the players’ association for three of the major professional sports leagues, focused on performing periodic assessments of various parties’ compliance with the terms of their Collective Bargaining Agreement. Additionally, on behalf of a major international bank, Mr. Beirne performed procedures to verify the appropriate contractual interpretation and related financial calculations in connection with the bank’s role as Administrator to several investment funds consisting of pools of mortgage-backed securities.
Prior to joining Renaissance Associates, Mr. Beirne’s experience includes approximately 13 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP 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. Most recently, Mr. Beirne 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.
Mr. Beirne graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University, where he earned his BS degree in Business Administration, with a major in Finance and minor in Communications.