Joel Cohen has over two decades of experience in the dispute, forensic, and insolvency practice areas, most specifically focused in the financial services and asset management industries. His experience encompasses a number of significant cross-border insolvency and litigation matters, where he has served as financial advisor and consulting expert to fiduciaries, court-appointed receivers, monitors, offshore liquidators, bankruptcy, and litigation trustees. He has assisted these clients in a variety of litigation consulting services, including asset tracing, fraud, Ponzi schemes, industry custom and practice for investment managers, and forensic analysis. Joel has also led several internal investigations within the context of family office, investment advisors, and various corporate structures.
Before joining Stout, Joel was a Managing Director at a boutique financial advisory and consulting firm. Prior to that, he spent a number of years with a global financial advisory firm in its Dispute & Investigations group where he helped manage a team of CPAs, economists, attorneys, and finance professionals in executing a diverse array of complex engagements related to the various hedge fund/private equity fraud, insolvencies, and litigations that characterized the global financial crisis of 2008-09.
He was a leader in the disputes practice at a Big 4 accounting firm and senior vice president at a prominent investment bank in charge of internal investigations. Joel has worked with premier law firms on accounting malpractice, business insurance disputes, fraud detection, and economic investigations.
Joel has expertise in managing the expectations of various stakeholders involved in insolvency proceedings, liquidations, litigation settlements, and receiverships, namely in his capacity of assisting a board, trustee, receiver, or official liquidator with their duties, including U.S. and cross border considerations. He has extensive experience within the offshore world, regularly handling cases out of the Caribbean.
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Niall Ledwidge is a Managing Director in the Disputes, Claims, & Investigations group, based in the New York office. He is a chartered accountant with more than 17 years of experience in bankruptcy and restructuring in the U.S., in Europe, in Asia, and offshore.
Niall focuses on obtaining the best possible return for stakeholders in corporate bankruptcies, distressed investment funds, and special purpose vehicles. His experience spans a range of industries, from financial services to real estate, hospitality, retail, fast-moving consumer goods, motion pictures, and healthcare. He is a specialist in investment fund wind down and cross-border insolvency. In addition, he has in-depth experience in forensic investigation, litigation support, corporate finance, financial due diligence, and consulting.
Niall’s engagement experience includes domestic and offshore fund liquidations, including several high-profile fund collapses and frauds; acting as liquidator of a European film finance fund; financial advisory in U.S. Chapter 11 proceedings; §363 sales; financial reporting to the Financial Oversight and Management Board of Puerto Rico; and forensic investigation and claim analysis for insolvency proceedings in the U.S. and Hong Kong. He is a trusted fiduciary and an experienced liquidator and receiver.
Prior to joining Stout, he was a Director at a global financial advisory firm responsible for U.S. and cross-border/offshore restructuring projects.