Michael J. Kresslein is a director in Aronson LLC's Financial Advisory Services Group, where he specializes in fraud investigations and commercial disputes. With more than 20 years of experience, he combines forensic accounting, legal and investigative skills to assist his clients with a wide range of forensic and litigation matters, including calculating commercial damages for litigation; conducting investigations regarding embezzlements, accounting improprieties and other matters; and providing expert testimony.
Prior to joining Aronson, Michael litigated cases through trial and has substantial experience in all phases of litigation. He is very skilled at drafting expert/investigative reports and in working closely with attorneys to analyze disputes. Highlights include directing a substantial part of the Lehman Bros. bankruptcy examination; nearly three years working on RICO litigation arising out of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) global banking scandal; investigating embezzlement and accounting scandal at Italian-based Parmalat; extensive experience investigating and evaluating tax shelters; litigating or providing expert services for many other cases, including calculating economic damages or otherwise involving accounting scandals, securities fraud, embezzlements and Ponzi schemes; and serving as General Counsel to a technology company.
Michael is a CPA in Md., Va., and D.C., a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Valuation Analyst and licensed attorney. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Georgetown University and earned his juris doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law. Michael has also taught financial accounting as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and has presented seminars on calculating commercial damages, fraud and forensic accounting, and related topics.