John Levitske


Investigations - Forensic Accountants 2024
Consulting Experts 2023
Expert Information
Qualifications MBA
CPA (IL and PA)
CFA Charterholder
Master Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant
Professional Memberships AICPA, ABA, AIRA, ASA, CFA Society, FEWA
Industries Aerospace and Defence, Buildings, Environment and Climate Change, Financial Services, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Marine and Shipping, Mining and Metals, Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Production and Manufacturing, Real Estate and Tourism, Sports and Entertainment, Technology, Media and Telecoms, Transportation Infrastructure
Regional Experience Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Oceania
Expert Highlights
  • Highly experienced and qualified business valuation, forensic accounting, and economic damages professional.
  • Expert witness in litigation, arbitration and international arbitration.
  • Testimony experience in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean.
  • Recognised by WWL as an Investigations expert and a Financial Advisory and Valuation, Quantum of Damages expert.
  • Business valuation expert in multi-billion-dollar disputes.
  • Forensic accountant for the largest bankruptcy in US history.
  • Neutral arbitrator in several post-acquisition accounting and valuation disputes.
  • Adjunct faculty member at Benedictine University and regular contributor to ABA publications.

John Levitske has over 35 years of professional experience. He has been retained as an expert regarding business valuation, forensic accounting, and commercial damages matters on numerous occasions.

John Levitske is a seasoned valuation and damages expert with market sources stating he is ‘an asset as a witness’ in high-value cross-border disputes.

WWL – Experts – Financial Advisory and Valuation – Quantum of Damages

John’s expert witness work includes jury and bench trials, mediations, and arbitrations (including ICC, LCIA, SCC, UNCITRAL, AAA, JAMS, FINRA, and ad hoc) in the US and internationally. He has acted as an expert for multi-billion-dollar disputes and has also served as a neutral arbitrator and as an independent advisor to the mediator.

John spent over 25 years working for Big Four public accounting, global valuation and corporate financial advisory, and international business advisory and expert consulting firms. He has extensive experience in advising when disagreements or uncertainty arise regarding quantifications of value, price or economic damages of a business or a stakeholder interest in a business. He founded a business valuation dispute analysis practice, co-founded an acquisition agreement vetting practice, and was one of the leaders of a post-acquisition dispute practice. He works across all industries for both private and public companies.

John’s expertise includes business valuation, forensic accounting, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), international financial reporting standards (IFRS), and economic damages issues in complex commercial situations. These include shareholder disputes, bankruptcy disputes, M&A transaction disputes, corporate alter-ego disputes, and other business disputes.

John is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst, and Accredited Senior Appraiser in Business Valuation who holds several additional professional certifications in valuation, forensics and insolvency analysis. He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Benedictine University, Goodwin College of Business. John is a former member of the Standing Committee on Audit of the American Bar Association (ABA); past national president of the Forensic Expert Witness Association; co-chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s Investigation, Enforcement & White Collar Business & Corporate Litigation Subcommittee; and past chair of the Section’s Dispute Resolution Committee. He has authored numerous chapters for ABA publications regarding post-acquisition disputes, corporate internal investigations, and shareholder disputes, and delivers lectures regarding his areas of expertise to various professional groups.

“John can fully digest complex company records in a time and cost effective manner” “He is completely dedicated to the case”

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Location: Chicago
Illinois, USA

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