O’Connor Davies Expands Litigation Support Team with Appointment of IRS Veteran

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Former IRS Asst. Special Agent in Charge announced as new principal to handle complex investigations and litigation issues.

O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s fastest growing accounting and advisory firms, announced today the appointment of David Gannaway, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), as the firm’s newest principal. Mr. Gannaway brings more than 25 years of deep experience in fraud investigations and forensic accounting to O’Connor Davies’ growing litigation support team.

Mr. Gannaway has worked both for the government and the private sector, managing and investigating complex domestic and international financial fraud schemes across multiple business sectors, including financial services, healthcare and non-profit. As a 20-year veteran of the IRS, where he served as a Special Agent in the Criminal Investigations Division, Mr. Gannaway managed and investigated hundreds of cases of fraud and corruption, including an investigation deemed to be the largest tax crime in IRS history.

Since joining the private consulting sector in 2007, Mr. Gannaway has provided litigation support to defense attorneys and served as a client advocate in white-collar criminal investigations, and assisted clients through the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and other tax controversies. In addition, he conducted an internal investigation of the CEO of a non-profit for misappropriation of assets and recently testified as an expert witness in a corporate shareholder dispute matter involving fraudulent disbursements orchestrated by the former CEO.

In his role as principal within the litigation support team, Mr. Gannaway will provide comprehensive litigation consulting and expert witness services for attorneys and clients with a focus on complex white-collar internal fraud investigations, forensic accounting, shareholder disputes, civil tax controversies / appeals and criminal income tax investigations.

“O’Connor Davies is committed to ensuring our clients are prepared for any situation that may arise in our complex financial market, which is why it is so important for us to continue the expansion of our litigation support team, and we feel there is no one better equipped to strengthen this service than David,” said Kevin J. Keane, Managing Partner of O’Connor Davies. “David’s breadth of experience and leadership on some of the nation’s largest fraud and forensic accounting investigations make him uniquely qualified to help clients anticipate and manage any situation.”

In addition to his years of experience, Mr. Gannaway is a frequent speaker at industry conferences regarding fraud schemes (prevention & detection), civil and criminal income taxes, regulatory compliance, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Bank Secrecy Act, and money laundering.

About O’Connor Davies, LLP
O’Connor Davies, LLP is a full service Certified Public Accounting and consulting firm that has a long history of serving clients both domestically and internationally and providing specialized professional services of the highest quality. With roots tracing to 1891, eight offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland, and more than 550 professionals, led by 90 partners, the Firm provides a complete range of accounting, auditing, tax and management advisory services. O’Connor Davies is ranked number 32 in Accounting Today’s 2014 “Top 100 Firms” list and the Firm is also recognized as a “Leader in Audit and Accounting,” a “Pacesetter in Growth” and one of the “Top Firms in the Mid-Atlantic.” O’Connor Davies is ranked number 33 in INSIDE Public Accounting’s 2014 “Top 100 Firms” list and the Firm is recognized as one of the “Top Ten Fastest-Growing Firms.” O’Connor Davies is also among the 20 largest accounting firms in the New York Metropolitan area, according to Crain’s New York Business and the Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journals.

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