Lynda H. Schwartz

Lecturer and Forensic Accounting and Analytics Program Director,
Isenberg School of Management,
University of Massachusetts Amherst;
Former Partner, Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services,
Ernst & Young LLP

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Lynda Schwartz is an expert in forensic accounting and data analytics, with a focus on fraud examination and risk assessment. Professor Schwartz has more than thirty years of forensic accounting and auditing experience. Her work includes account reconstruction, lost profits, bankruptcy and business solvency, alleged embezzlement, and financial accounting. She has provided testimony at deposition, trial, and arbitration, as well as providing responses to regulators.

As a former partner in Ernst & Young’s Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services practice, Professor Schwartz has led high-profile investigations involving regulatory compliance, whistleblowers, and allegations of fraud, corruption, and bribery. She has experience with discovery, complex financial modeling and data analytics, reconstruction of financial records, and damages calculations. Her industry expertise includes healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, financial services, and retail.

Professor Schwartz is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She is also certified in financial forensics (CFF) and is both a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA). She serves on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Joint Trial Board, which adjudicates certain matters of professional discipline. In 2021, the AICPA named Professor Schwartz a Forensic & Litigation Services (FLS) Volunteer of the Year for her significant contributions the practice and profession of forensic accounting and valuation.

At the Isenberg School of Management, Professor Schwartz directs the forensic accounting curriculum and teaches courses in forensic accounting and fraud examination. She has authored both practitioner and peer-reviewed publications. She is a contributing author to The Litigation Services Handbook (John Wiley & Sons) and to the AICPA publication Understanding the Forensic Technology Landscape.

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Lynda Schwartz Named a 2021 Forensic & Litigation Services Volunteer of the Year