Lynda Schwartz

Lynda Schwartz is an experienced fraud investigation and forensic accounting expert. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Certified Fraud Examiner and Chartered Global Management Accountant credentials. She provides investigation, expert witness and litigation consulting services in matters involving account reconstruction, allegations of embezzlement, lost profits, bankruptcy and business solvency and financial accounting matters. She has testified in state, federal and arbitration settings. She also adjudicates business disputes as an independent arbitrator.


In 2012, Lynda established her own forensic accounting practice. Previously, she was a partner with Ernst & Young LLP’s Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services practice. In her 26-year career with Ernst & Young, she led complex, high-profile fraud and regulatory compliance investigations and litigation support engagements. She also helped to establish programs that brought forensic accounting expertise to audit engagements, including those with high audit risk and those involving whistleblower and fraud allegations.   Lynda directs the Forensic Accounting curriculum at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she teaches courses in forensic accounting and fraud examination.   Lynda has been appointed various committees and task forces at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She is the Chair of the CFF Credential Committee and the Vice Chair-of the Joint Trial Board. In 2021, the AICPA named her a Forensic & Litigation Services Volunteer of the Year for her significant contributions the practice and profession of forensic accounting. Lynda also serves on the Litigation Consulting and Business Valuation Committee of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs.   Lynda was a contributing author to the AICPA’s 2020 publication Understanding the Forensic Technology Landscape.She served on the Fraud Risk Management Advisory Panel for the COSO’s 2017 Fraud Risk Management Guide. She was a contributing author of the 2017 and 2012 editions of the Litigation Service Handbook, co -authoring chapters on “The Troubled Business and Bankruptcy”, “Alter Ego” and “Executive Compensation in the Litigation Setting”. She was also a contributing author of the 2009 AICPA publication Guide to Investigating  Business Fraud, co -authoring chapters entitled “Working with Attorneys” and “The First 48 Hours of an Investigation.”