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Bruce Dubinsky Lectures on Business Ethics

Apr 15, 2014


Bruce Dubinsky Lecture: Ethics – Avoiding Orange or Green Apparel 

“You would think the visual image of the infamous ‘perp walk’ would be enough of a deterrent to those high level C suite executives about to make the wrong decision and engage in a fraud.  It’s shocking to me that it obviously isn’t.” - Bruce  Dubinsky 

At the April 9th event sponsored by C-BERC, Bruce Dubinsky talked with university students and faculty about the more recent corporate fraud cases and their effect on the various stakeholders as well as society at large.  The lecture incorporated Mr. Dubinsky’s real life experiences as one of the preeminent fraud investigators in the United States having investigated some of the most notable fraud cases in the world.  The directors of C-BERC are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Dubinsky to serve on C-BERC’s Advisory Council to help the Center grow and develop in its mission to scientifically confront, assess, evaluate and develop best practices at the intersections of business, ethics, regulation and crime. 

Bruce G. Dubinsky, Mst, CPA, CVA, CFE, MAFF  is the Global Leader for the Forensic Services Practice as well as a managing director in the Dispute Group at Duff and Phelps. Bruce has more than 30 years of financial investigative and consulting experience.

Most recently, Mr. Dubinsky provided expert witness testimony for the United States Department of Justice in the “Madoff 5” criminal trial in the United States District Court - SDNY, 2013.  He testified about the nature and extent of the fraud, the Ponzi and other related issues.  The jury returned a unanimous verdict of GUILTY on all counts for all five defendants.  Currently, the defendants are awaiting sentencing in July 2014.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Bruce was the managing director at Dubinsky & Company, P.C, a dispute consulting firm specializing in forensic accounting, fraud investigations and commercial dispute consulting which, in 2008, was acquired by Duff and Phelps. Bruce’s practice places special emphasis on providing dispute consulting, forensic accounting and expert witness services to a variety of clients including law firms, corporations, governmental agencies and law enforcement bodies. Bruce frequently works on complex litigation cases where the claims in many instances are in the tens of billions of dollars. 

Bruce has been qualified and testified in court as an expert witness in nearly 50 bench and jury trials involving criminal and civil fraud, commercial business damages, intellectual property and patent damages, business valuations, federal income taxation, bankruptcy, accounting malpractice and standard of care cases as well as a variety of other disputes. He has given deposition testimony in over 90 cases. Bruce is a nationally recognized expert in fraud investigations, forensic accounting and dispute consulting, making frequent media and guest lecture appearances. 

Other notable work includes:

  • Currently retained as the testifying expert witness by the law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP ("Baker") counsel for Irving H. Picard, Trustee ("Trustee") for the Madoff Ponzi Case to provide forensic accounting analysis and render certain expert opinions in the largest Ponzi scheme in the world's history
  • Providing expert testimony in the Parmalat SpA fraud case, one of the world’s largest accounting fraud cases to date
  • Conducting the investigation of the Washington Teachers Union fraud/embezzlement case in which numerous people pled guilty or were convicted by a federal jury and sentenced to prison time in the federal prison system.
  • Whistleblower investigation for a Fortune 50 company in which the allegations of fraud and a Ponzi were proven to be untrue.
  • FirstPay payroll company Ponzi

Bruce holds an M.S. in taxation from Georgetown University and a B.S. in accounting from the University of Maryland (’83). He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified in Financial Forensics, and earned a certificate as a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics.

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