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Anne Rasho Vanderkamp

Principal, CFE

Anne Vanderkamp has significant experience providing litigation support and investigative services for trial lawyers, in-house counsel, and trustees throughout the dispute process. She has advised clients and counsel in expert witness assignments related to bankruptcy, construction claims, fraud allegations, lost profit, and damage issues, post-merger and acquisition disputes and shareholder disputes. Anne’s industry experience includes automotive, banking, biotechnology/pharmaceutical, education, energy, financial services, food and beverage, gaming, insurance, manufacturing and distribution, oil and gas, real estate/construction, and retail.

Before joining Baker Tilly, Anne held positions at Tucker Alan, Inc., Navigant Consulting, Inc. and Stout Risius Ross, Inc. Most recently, she was a managing director at Mesirow Financial.

Experience

  • Leads teams in performing complex financial analyses and asset tracing assignments
  • Performs forensic investigations relating to embezzlement, financial statement fraud, and business fraud in merger and acquisition transactions
  • Performs complex analyses of costs associated with breaches of contracts, analyses of increased construction costs and project cost growth, and lost profits calculations
  • Leads teams in performing analyses relating to insolvency, fraudulent conveyance, and preferences
  • Leads teams in the preparation of expert reports reflecting professional opinions, assisted counsel with the discovery process, developed strategy, and prepared witnesses for deposition and trial testimony
  • Advises clients and counsel in dispute resolution forums, including settlement negotiations, arbitrations, mediations, and federal, state and bankruptcy courts
  • Provides trial testimony in federal court
  • Serves as the financial advisor to the governance committee of the board of directors of an entertainment company, during bankruptcy proceedings. Retained to advise the governance committee regarding potential causes of action between or among CEOC, its direct and indirect shareholders, subsidiaries and affiliates. Analyzed transactions between the client and affiliated entities, asset dispositions and closures, financing transactions, and intercompany agreements and transfers. Analyzed the exchange of value and activities undertaken by the directors and officers in connection with planning and negotiating the transactions and addressing related strategic objectives.
  • Retained as the financial advisor to the examiner of a leading real estate finance company, during its Chapter 11 restructuring. Conducted an investigation as to the potential causes of action and activities of the officers and directors of the client and its parent and their affiliates, in connection with pre-petition and post-petition transactions, agreements, transfers, loans, claims, releases, settlements, and the relationships among the involved parties. Wrote various sections of the Examiner's 2,200-page report, and led teams in performing underlying financial analyses.
  • Engaged by counsel to a multinational manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals, and the litigation trust. Analyzed fraudulent conveyance claims related to the debtors' spin-off from an oil and gas exploration and production company. Prepared expert reports and assisted in the preparation of deposition and trial testimony regarding reasonably equivalent value and damages.
  • Retained by counsel on behalf of the liquidating trustee of a futures commission merchant. Led teams in the preparation of expert reports regarding the client’s financial condition and the circumstances, which led to its collapse. Assisted in the preparation of deposition and trial testimony in connection with litigation matters against a bank, an auditing firm and certain customers/counterparties. Provided trial testimony in the criminal case against the client’s former CEO.

Involvement

  • Daily DAC, editor-in-chief
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, member
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Chicago network, immediate past chair
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, member

Honors & Awards

  • M&A Advisor “40 Under 40”, 2015

Education

University of Notre Dame
Bachelor of Business Administration