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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Lynda Schwartz

Lecturer & Forensic Accounting and Analytics Program Director



BBA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Professional Experience

Forensic Accountant and Financial Expert Witness, Lynda Schwartz LLC, Current
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice, 1998 - 2012
Professional Staff, Ernst & Young LLP, 1986 - 1998

Teaching Interests

  • Forensic accounting
  • Fraud examination
  • Fraud risk management
  • Data analytics
  • Financial expert witness services

Selected Publications

"Understanding the Forensic Technology Landscape: A Reference Guide for Practitioners", (2020) – as co-chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Forensic and Litigation Services Forensic Technology Task Force.

“Understanding the Statement on Standards for Forensic Services No. 1 and its Implications for Practice, Curricula and Research”, (2020) Journal of Forensic Accounting Research.

“Litigation Services Handbook”, 5th and 6th editions, (2012 and 2017) – co-authored chapters entitled “Executive Compensation in the Litigation Setting”, “the Troubled Business and Bankruptcy” and “Alter Ego”.

“Guide to Investigating Business Fraud”, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (2009) – co-authored chapters entitled “The First 48 Hours of an Investigation” and “Working with Attorneys”