Senior Director and Chair of the Forensic Accounting Practice
Paul Rodrigues is a Senior Director at The BERO Group and Chair of our Forensic Accounting practice. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant with a Master’s Degree in Taxation and is Certified in Financial Forensics.
Paul has more than 25 years of experience in the accounting profession. He began his practice with a big four public accounting firm. Paul has served as an expert witness or consultant in numerous forensic, fraud, and commercial litigation engagements with damage claims ranging up to $250 million. He has testified in Federal and State courts, arbitrations and mediations.
Paul has been involved with potential or actual civil and criminal litigation, including but not limited to: the application of generally accepted accounting principles and related auditing standards; the determination of lost profits, income, assets, or damages; internal control assessments; fraud investigations; and other litigation claims requiring accounting and tax expertise.
Paul is experienced in resolving minority shareholder disputes; locating hidden assets; identifying fraudulent transfers; tracing assets; analyzing business continuity plans; assessing business valuations; investigating conflicts of interest; coordinating forensic computer imaging and eDiscovery efforts; and quantifying loss claims arising from contract disputes, financial statement fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud, shareholder and employee fraud, contractor fraud, accounting malpractice, and acquisition disputes involving seller misrepresentations.
Paul has worked extensively on bankruptcy litigation matters and on corporate liquidations, restructurings, and receiverships. His clients include both commercial and government interests such as the United States Department of Justice, United States Department of Labor, Office of Labor Racketeering and Fraud Investigations, and the United States General Services Administration. Paul has also been appointed as a forensic accounting examiner by the U.S. Bankruptcy court.
Paul is a member of the AICPA Litigation Services Task Force and is designated as the AICPA’s CFF Champion for the State of Wisconsin. He co-authored the AICPA’s Practice Aid 10-1, “Serving as an Expert Witness or Consultant.” This comprehensive publication provides authoritative guidance on a variety of forensic accounting matters and the role of the CPA in litigation. Paul was named a finalist by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) for its national Board of Regents.
Paul is an active lecturer and has taught numerous classes and seminars at the Masters degree level and for various financial, accounting and legal trade groups for continuing educational requirements. He has authored numerous articles for local and national publications including the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, the Wisconsin Law Journal and the Fraud Examiner Newsletter distributed by the ACFE.