Anthony M. Bracco
CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA, CGMA
Anthony Bracco, CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA, CGMA, is Practice Leader of Anchin's Litigation, Forensic and Valuation Services Group. As a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, Anthony has more than 15 years of experience providing litigation support and investigative services to businesses, individuals and their attorneys. He has been qualified as an expert in New York State Supreme Court and the Delaware Court of Chancery. Anthony is also qualified to serve as a Court Appointed Forensic Accountant pursuant to NYS Part 36.
Anthony conducts fraud investigations, assisting victims in civil litigation and criminal prosecution as well as asset tracing and recovery. He assists attorneys in the calculation of economic damages in fraud cases, contract disputes and shareholder litigation. In addition, Anthony has lectured to business owners, executives, attorneys and judges on fraud prevention and detection as well as forensic accounting techniques.
During his career, Anthony has been appointed as an integrity monitor by the Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City School District and as a bankruptcy examiner by the U.S. Department of Justice. Anthony has also been approved as an integrity monitor by the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Anthony is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the Association of Inspectors General, the International Association of Independent Private Sector Inspectors General (IPSIG), the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). He is also on the New York State Board of Public Accounting for the State Education Board of Regents.
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- Litigation, Forensic and Valuation Services
- Private Equity
- Petition to Vacate Arbitration Award DismissedMarch 16, 2017
Members of Anchin, Block & Anchin’s Litigation, Forensic and Valuation Services Group often serve as arbitrators. Alternative dispute resolution is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional litigation. Although the courts may be asked to review the validity an arbitrator’s award, unless there are unusual and extenuating circumstance, they will rarely overturn such awards.
- Conflicting Expert Opinions Preclude Summary Judgment DismissalMarch 7, 2017
Frequently, as part of our litigation, forensic and valuation services practice, we are called upon to issue expert reports. As can be imagined, it is common that the opinions expressed in the expert reports for each side are very different (reasonable professionals can disagree, right?). However, it is interesting to consider how much of an impact those different opinions can have on the case process.
- Defendant’s Participation in Litigation Waives Right to Compel ArbitrationFebruary 16, 2017
In our litigation, forensic and valuation services practice, we are often involved in cases where there is a question of whether or not an arbitration provision in an agreement can be enforced.
- Arbitration Panel’s Award Determined to be a Reasoned AwardFebruary 8, 2017
When a member of Anchin, Block & Anchin’s Litigation, Forensic and Valuation Services Group serves as an arbitrator, one of the things he or she needs to consider is whether his or her decision should be contained in a simple award or in a reasoned award; if the latter, how much detail needs to be included in the reasoned award.
- Prejudgment Interest Computed from Date of Damages Verdict, Not From Date of Liability StipulationJanuary 3, 2017
The litigation consultants and forensic accountants in Anchin’s Litigation, Forensic and Valuation Services Group are often confronted with the calculation of prejudgment interest. When dealing with the issue of prejudgment interest, a critical question that must be answered is from what date is the prejudgment interest computed.