James O’Brien
Partner

P: 215.972.2338
James.Obrien@ParenteBeard.com

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Philadelphia Office
One Liberty Place
1650 Market Street, Ste. 4500
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7341
P: 215.972.0701
F: 215.563.4925

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Jim is a partner in the firm’s Forensic, Litigation and Valuation Services group and has provided a variety of forensic and financial consulting and accounting related services to attorneys, insurance companies, governmental agencies and public and private corporations since 1990.

Prior to joining ParenteBeard LLC, he spent approximately eleven years with national and regional accounting firms. He specializes in providing financial consulting analyses related to matters in dispute. Specifically, the majority of the analyses performed involve litigation and/or insurance claims matters.

Prior to joining ParenteBeard LLC, he spent approximately eleven years with national and regional accounting firms. He specializes in providing financial consulting analyses related to matters in dispute. Specifically, the majority of the analyses performed involve litigation and/or insurance claims matters.

Responsibilities are carried out through financial and forensic analysis of: financial statements and tax returns; general ledgers and other original books of entry; relevant contracts and agreements; and industry data.

Representative assignments on which he has worked include:

  • Bankruptcy and Troubled Company Issues
  • Business Interruptions Calculations
  • Business Valuations Issues
  • Construction Claims and Disputes
  • Economic Damages (lost profits)
  • Fidelity and Surety Losses
  • Fraud and Forensic Investigations
  • Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Issues
  • Intellectual Property Infringements
  • Lost Earnings Capacity Analysis
  • Contractual Breaches and Disputes
  • Personal Injury Calculations
  • Products Liability Claims
  • Purchase Price Disputes

His education has been supplemented by various continuing education courses offered by a variety of professional organizations. He has spoken before professional and educational groups on various aspects of financial analysis, litigation consulting, fraud investigations and economic damages.  Additionally, Jim serves on the Litigation Process Task Force of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Education

  • Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania
  • BS - Accounting, York College of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants