John Levitske joins HKA’s Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages Group as Partner

HKA, a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support services, announces that John Levitske has joined the firm as a Partner in the forensic accounting and commercial damages group based out of Chicago, IL.

John is an experienced senior advisor to companies, legal counsel, executives, and investors, with more than 35 years of experience regarding financial, business valuation, accounting, and damages issues in complex commercial situations, such as business disputes, shareholder disputes, bankruptcy disputes, and M&A transaction disputes. In particular, John’s extensive business valuation disputes experience and multi-disciplinary skills will add depth to HKA’s capabilities.

John has served as an expert witness where his work has included jury and bench trials, mediations, and arbitrations under ICC, LCIA, SCC, AAA, JAMS, FINRA, and direct private arbitrations in the U.S. and internationally, and he has also served as a neutral arbitrator. He works across all industries and is experienced with private and public companies, diverse businesses and asset classes, and various types of enterprise structures and stakeholder interests. 

John is a welcome addition and brings a wealth of experience to HKA’s Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages group. With more than 35 years of testifying and arbitration experience, John has vast experience in business valuation, forensic accounting, and commercial damages.  We’re excited to have him join our collaborative team and look forward to continuing HKA’s commercial damages growth.

David Bones, CVA, Partner, Co-Lead of Commercial Damages Practice

John serves as an adjunct faculty member at Benedictine University, College of Business, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Examination grader, a member of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Standing Committee on Audit, the vice president of education of the Forensic Expert Witness Association, co-chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s Investigation, Enforcement & White Collar Business & Corporate Litigation Subcommittee and the co-author of several chapters that have appeared in ABA publications.

He has also been selected to Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts, Financial Advisory and Valuation, Quantum of Damages, 2022, 2021, 2020, and 2019, and Who’s Who Legal: International Arbitration, Commercial Experts, 2011.

Prior to joining HKA, John held senior positions with Ankura Consulting, Duff & Phelps (Kroll), and KPMG. He earned an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, a JD from the Duquesne University of Law, and a BSBA from Duquesne University.


HKA is the leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support services. We use our multi-disciplinary expertise to provide a comprehensive set of specialist services:

  • Expert, Claims, and Advisory services for the capital projects and infrastructure sector
  • Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages services for all types of contracts, including commercial and investment treaty disputes
  • Consulting services to support companies working on U.S. Federal Government contracts

We employ more than 1,000 consultants, experts, and advisors in more than 45 offices across 17 countries.

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