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Lynda Schwartz

Professor of Practice, Director of Forensic Accounting and Data Analytics Curriculum



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

“Fraud Risk Management Guide, 2nd edition”, (2023) – member of the Update Task Force.

"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”.