Joseph Lesovitz is a partner in the Valuation and Forensic Services Group with over 15 years of experience. He specializes in calculating damages in complex commercial litigation and in providing financial consulting and forensic accounting services to attorneys, public and private corporations, insurance companies, and governmental agencies. Joe has been qualified as an expert and presented testimony in depositions and trials in federal court, state court, and arbitration.
Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman, Joe held senior positions at leading global accounting and professional services firms and at a global investment management firm.
Joe has provided consulting and litigation services for cases involving complex commercial damages, lost profits analysis, intellectual property infringements, business valuations, economic damage calculations, and fraud investigations. He has provided consulting and litigation services for clients in many industries including pharmaceutical, healthcare, financial services, technology, manufacturing, real estate, retail, telecommunications, and insurance.
Joe holds a B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University and an M.B.A. in Accounting from Saint Joseph’s University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania, Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Financial Forensics, and Accredited in Business Valuation.
American Institute of Certified Public Accounts 2016 Standing Ovation Award for contributions to the areas of forensic accounting and business valuation.
Memberships/Board Seats, etc.:
Joe is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), the CFA Society of Philadelphia (CFAP), and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
Joe is an adjunct professor at the Villanova University School of Law where he teaches courses on economic damages and litigation strategy, and introduction to accounting and business valuation. He is also a finance committee member of the Waldron Mercy Academy, as well as Philadelphia VIP.
Joe is a frequent speaker for law firms and other professional organizations. He has presented seminars on topics including lost profits damages, the effective use of financial experts, and intellectual property damages.