PKF O’Connor Davies Hires Shelley A. Brown as Principal

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Firm Adds Business Valuation and Forensic Accounting Expert to Growing Team

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s fastest growing accounting and advisory firms, announced today that it has named Shelley A. Brown a principal in the Firm’s Forensic, Litigation and Valuation group. Brown brings over twenty years of experience in business valuation and forensic accounting to PKF O’Connor Davies, reinforcing the Firm’s commitment to adding top talent to serve the evolving needs of its expanding client base. Brown is the latest in a series of high-profile hires as the Firm has added more than 160 professionals over the past two years.

“Shelley brings deep expertise advising clients across the business spectrum on complex forensic accounting and valuation matters,” said Kevin J. Keane, Managing Partner. “Shelley’s specialized expertise is a strong complement to our already top-notch team. We’re confident she will help us drive value for our clients in today’s increasingly competitive market, and we’re thrilled to have her.”

Prior to joining PKF O’Connor Davies, Brown served as the Partner-in-Charge of the Forensic and Valuation Services Department for a mid-sized accounting and advisory firm in the New York tri-state area. She has also served as an expert witness in bankruptcy litigation, shareholder disputes, estate challenges, fraudulent conveyance litigation, white collar criminal investigations and other litigation matters. Brown has been court appointed and testified before state and federal courts. She also frequently speaks at industry association events on a range of accounting and business valuation issues.

“PKF O’Connor Davies has a reputation as a firm that goes the extra step to help clients navigate today’s complex regulatory and financial landscape,” said Brown. “I’m excited to be part of a team that truly understands what it takes to stay ahead of the curve and position its clients for success.”

About PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP is a full service Certified Public Accounting and advisory firm with a long history of serving clients both domestically and internationally. With roots tracing to 1891, ten offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland, and more than 600 professionals, led by over 100 partners, the Firm provides a complete range of accounting, auditing, tax and management advisory services.

PKF O’Connor Davies is ranked number 26 in Accounting Today’s 2016 “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.” PKF O’Connor Davies is ranked number 28 in INSIDE Public Accounting’s 2016 “Top 100 Firms” list and recognized as one of the “Top Ten Fastest-Growing Firms." In 2016, PKF O'Connor Davies was named one of Vault's Accounting 50, a ranking of the 50 best accounting employers to work for in North America, and ranked among the top 50 most prestigious accounting firms in America in a complementary Vault survey. The Firm is the 11th largest accounting firm in the New York Metropolitan area, according to Crain’s New York Business, and was named the 10th top accounting firm in New Jersey according to NJBiz’s 2016 rankings.

By consistently delivering proactive, thorough and efficient service, PKF O'Connor Davies has built long-lasting, valuable relationships with its clients. Partners are intimately involved in the day-to-day management of engagements, ensuring a high degree of client service and cost effectiveness. The Firm’s seasoned professional staff members employ a team approach to all engagements to provide clients with the utmost quality and timely services aimed at helping them succeed. Continuity of staffing and attention to detail in all client engagements make the Firm stand out among its competitors.

PKF O’Connor Davies is the lead North American representative of the international association of PKF member firms. PKF International is a network of legally independent member firms providing accounting and business advisory services in 440 locations in 150 countries around the world. With its tradition, experience and focus on the future, PKF O’Connor Davies is ready to help clients meet today’s ever-changing economic conditions and manage the growing complexities of the regulatory environment. For more information, visit

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