Eric Hines, a Partner with StoneTurn, brings more than 17 years of experience in forensic accounting and dispute consulting engagements. He serves as a consultant to attorneys and corporations in matters involving complex financial and accounting issues. Eric also has extensive experience working with and for Federal and State Government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and State Attorney General’s Offices.
Eric has led a variety of matters involving the interpretation and application of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (“GAAS”), and often advises counsel and clients on SEC enforcement and financial reporting issues. Eric has significant experience performing forensic accounting investigations and restatements related to such areas as revenue recognition, complex purchase accounting, fair valuation, transfers of financial assets, promotional allowances, inventory, reserves and various other financial reporting issues. His engagements frequently involve the use of forensic data analytics to identify indicators of possible fraudulent, abusive or wasteful activities.
Eric also has a wide range of experience in providing support to counsel on litigation matters involving complex finance and accounting issues such as commercial damages, post-acquisition disputes, False Claims Act (“FCA”) violations, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) claims and accounting / audit malpractice. His significant litigation experience includes pre-trial consulting, attending depositions as counsel’s financial and accounting adviser, financial modeling, preparation of reports and providing expert testimony at trial and arbitration. Eric also has experience on corporate monitoring matters and engagements requiring the assessment of internal controls.
Eric has worked with clients across a range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, software, energy, entertainment, financial services, manufacturing, consumer products and healthcare.
Prior to joining StoneTurn, Eric provided forensic and dispute consulting services at Deloitte. He began his career auditing public and private companies. He was also a part-time instructor of postgraduate courses in forensic accounting and fraud examination at Northeastern University in Boston.
Eric is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified in Financial Forensics.