Eric Hines, a Partner with StoneTurn, brings over two decades of experience in forensic accounting, controls & compliance, 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 various State Agencies.
Eric has led a numerous 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). He frequently consults on matters involving the assessment of internal controls, government enforcement and financial reporting issues. Eric has significant experience performing forensic accounting investigations and restatements related to areas such as revenue recognition, complex purchase accounting, fair valuation, transfers of financial assets, promotional allowances, inventory, reserves, kickback payments, taxes 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 both proactively and reactively.
Eric also has a wide range of experience in providing support to counsel on litigation matters involving complex financial and accounting issues such as commercial damages, post-acquisition disputes, accounting / audit malpractice and matters involving the False Claims Act (FCA), Anti- Kickback Statute (AKS), Stark Law and other regulations. His significant litigation consulting experience includes pre-trial consulting, attending depositions as counsel’s financial and accounting adviser, financial modeling, preparation of reports and providing expert testimony at deposition, trial and arbitration. Eric also has extensive 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, medical devices, telecommunications, software, energy, media & entertainment, financial services, manufacturing, consumer products, government, non-profit 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 (licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts), Certified in Financial Forensics and Certified in Healthcare Compliance.