Kevin Pierce has spent the last 17 years conducting post-acquisition dispute, forensic accounting, complex commercial litigation, intellectual property damages, and labor and employment engagements for trial lawyers, in-house counsel, and stakeholders in a variety of industries. Kevin has significant experience performing and managing various engagements involving complex contract analyses, risk assessments and related issues, and financial modeling. He has provided written testimony in many of these matters as well as oral testimony in arbitration and court proceedings.

Kevin has extensive experience in transaction/post-M&A disputes, including working capital, earnout, and breaches of representations and warranties disputes. He has also advised on numerous representations and warranties insurance claims, providing assistance on the evaluation of potential breaches and determination of the amount of loss, including testimony at arbitration and participation in mediation on multiple claims.

Kevin has performed numerous complex financial analyses involving embezzlement and kickback schemes, false financial reporting, Ponzi schemes, and asset tracing, among others. Additionally, he has been retained as an expert and testified on behalf of the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as by the Federal Public Defender’s Office in the Northern District of Ohio.

Prior to joining Stout, Kevin was a Senior Associate at The Siegfried Group, LLP, a national consulting firm. Previous work experience also includes providing audit, review, compilation, internal control review and remediation, and other accounting and consulting services at public accounting firms in Ohio, Colorado, and South Carolina.

Select Publications

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Forensic and Valuation Services Digest (AICPA FVS) April 2017

    Information Considered by Financial Experts in Breach of Representations and Warranties Disputes
  • The Journal of Corporate Renewal, Turnaround Management Association December 2010

    Another Side of Pink Slips: Fraud Risk in a Reduced Workforce
  • Chapter XVII - Accounting, Tax, & Financial Issues

    A Contractor’s Guide to Michigan Construction Law

Select Presentations and Speeches

  • Continuing Legal Education to Nixon Peabody LLP September 2016

    Current Fraud Trends and Internal Investigations
  • Joint Meeting of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners February 2016

    Best Practices for Internal Investigations in 2016
  • Ohio State Bar Association May 2014

    Damage to People; Damage to Business – How Do You Prove It?
  • Federal Bar Association Northern District of Ohio Chapter April 2013

    Commercial Damages 101
  • Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners October 2012

    Red Flags: Here to Help You, Your Company and/or Your Clients
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants February 2011

    Financial Statements: Occupational Fraud – Schemes, Statistics and What to Do
  • Akron Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section June 2010

    Calculating Damages in Labor & Employment Disputes
  • Akron Bar Association, Ab Initio Section May 2010

    Financial Statements and Occupational Fraud
  • Stout Webinar May 2010 Webinar

    Mining Business Tax Returns for Information
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, ADR Section March 2010

    The Financial Expert’s Role in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Columbus Bar Association, Construction Committee March 2010

    Preferences in the Construction Industry: What’s Ordinary?
  • Principles of Fraud Examination, Baldwin Wallace College March 2008

    Fraud and Forensic Examination
  • Cleveland Bar Association Litigation Institute December 2007

    Purchase Price and Post-Closing Disputes