Office Location
New York, NY

Michael Braverman

Partner, Northeast Region Leader, Financial Investigations and Dispute Advisory Services
Office Location
New York, NY

About Michael

Michael Braverman is a partner and the Northeast region leader of RSM US LLP’s financial investigations and dispute advisory services practice. In addition to overseeing that practice, Mike leads teams on financial investigations and serves as a consulting and testifying expert or arbitrator on accounting, financial reporting, and commercial litigation and dispute engagements. Mike is based in the firm’s New York City office. 


Experience

In his 35 years of practice, Mike has developed deep experience in providing a broad range of professional services, particularly in litigation expert and consulting services, auditing, and merger and acquisition transaction advisory services. Mike’s client service focus is leading financial statement fraud and forensic investigations, unraveling Ponzi and asset misappropriation schemes, and serving as a consulting or testifying expert in post-acquisition disputes and other types of complex commercial litigation. He has led matters involving various regulatory bodies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice and the Department of Labor. He also regularly serves as an arbitrator or third-party neutral accounting expert in connection with post-M&A disputes, particularly disagreements regarding net working capital and financial earnouts. Mike was extensively involved in the investigation of the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history, and previously served on the litigation task force of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

Mike’s diverse background within the public accounting and consulting profession has included serving as an audit and transaction advisory services partner, working with commercial enterprises from startups to Fortune 100 publicly traded companies in a variety of industries, as well as private equity firms. Prior to joining RSM, Mike was a partner and managing director at several Big Four and other global consulting firms, providing professional services and holding various leadership roles.

Mike is a trusted business advisor and critical thinker who recognizes when collaboration with other RSM professionals may bring value to a client’s business. He is passionate about helping clients succeed, and when needed, taps into his deep network of contacts within RSM to connect clients with the right resources for success. Mike is also committed to developing RSM’s next generation of talent, working closely alongside them on client assignments. 


Professional affiliations and designations

  • Certified public accountant 
  • Certified fraud examiner
  • Chartered global management accountant 
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Section 


Education

  • Bachelor of Science, accounting, University of Florida
  • Master of Business Administration, Florida State University 

Office Location
New York, NY