Principal, Forensic Services
Michael Skrief is a Director in the Forensic Services practice of the New York office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He provides extensive accounting and auditing experience to attorneys and clients in litigation. His experience includes Securities fraud class actions; anti-corruption and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") investigations, compliance reviews, training, and remediation activities; financial fraud and embezzlement investigations; forensic accounting investigations; and bankruptcies. His experiences within both Assurance and Forensic Services cover a broad range of industries, including Agriculture, Automotive, Consumer Services, Energy, Industrial Products, Insurance, Medical Device, Pharmaceuticals, Retail and Technology. Mr. Skrief brings over 14 years of business experience to his clients. Prior to joining the Forensic Services practice, he performed financial audits for various clients, which include several technology and industrial companies. He has assisted in preparing issue documents in response to SEC Subpoenas, prepared financial models and analysis for client defense, analyzed internal client documents for specific accounting issues related to SEC investigations, analyzed effects of accounting issues related to an SEC investigation to calculate damages, and employed various forensic accounting techniques to trace cash disbursements and account movements related to fraudulent activity. He has conducted interviews of company personnel; documenting existing business processes, and evaluating internal controls and analysis of specific controls that failed to detect and/or prevent the fraud investigated.