Laureen M. Ryan
Alvarez & Marsal

Laureen M. Ryan is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Global Forensic and Dispute Services in New York. Ms. Ryan specializes in accounting and forensic investigations, and disputes with complex economic and financial issues.

With over 25 years of experience, Ms. Ryan has advised boards, corporations and stakeholders to help resolve high stakes financial, regulatory and legal issues. She has led complex multi-national investigations and has presented her findings to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the NYS Banking Department and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Further, in her fiduciary roles as Responsible Officer, Chapter 11 Trustee and Liquidating Trustee, she conducted investigations, pursued litigation and resolved complex business matters.

Ms. Ryan has testified, written expert reports, and provided advice in civil and criminal matters in various venues in the U.S. and the ICC International Court of Arbitration. These matters involved issues related to financial reporting, regulatory inquiries, financial transactions, accounting reconstruction, GAAS audits, fraud allegations, post-acquisition disputes, contract provisions, cost allocations, solvency, damages, valuation, insurance, loans and securities. She has also served as a mediator for the Supreme Court of the State of NY.

Ms. Ryan has worked across a broad range of industries, including financial institutions, mutual funds, hedge funds, broker / dealers, securities firms, cable, telecommunications, hospitality, franchising, auto parts, insurance, beverages, entertainment, retail, apparel, real estate, insurance, restaurants, construction, explosives, mining, trucking, railroad, food distribution, publishing, waste management, textiles, television equipment, health and beauty aids, and sporting goods.

Prior to joining A&M, Ms. Ryan was a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting providing investigation and dispute services. She was instrumental in building FTI's Forensic & Litigation Consulting practice and held various executive leadership positions, including Northeast Regional Leader and Global Expansion Leader. In addition, she worked at an affiliate in Sydney, Australia.

Ms. Ryan began her career with Ernst & Young (E&Y) where she provided audit and advisory services to the New York and London offices. She was also a member of E&Y's National Financial Services Office where she monitored the audit risk profile of banks and thrifts, provided accounting, auditing and regulatory advice for the U.S. and abroad, and worked on matters involving allegations of accounting malpractice and fraud.

Ms. Ryan earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and economics from SUNY at Oswego. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Accredited Business Valuer (ABV), Certified Distressed Business Valuer (CDBV) and Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA). Her professional affiliations include the American Institute of CPAs, N.Y. State Society of CPAs, Association of CFEs, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors. She is also a founding member of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, which has nearly 850 members around the world.