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Jack F. Williams


Jack Williams has over twenty-five years of experience in bankruptcy and financial distress-related matters and forensics and fraud investigations, providing consultation and expert witness services in the areas of business restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency taxation (federal, state, and local), public finance, fiduciary duties and governance issues, D&O liability matters, related-party transactions, intercompany transfers, international asset concealments, fraud investigations and fraudulent transfers, remedies, forensic accounting and investigatory services, and commercial and IP damages modeling.

As a tenured Professor at Georgia State University College of Law and the Center for Middle East Studies in Atlanta, Georgia, Jack teaches and/or conducts research in the areas of business reorganizations, forensic accounting and financial investigations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, taxation, and law and statistics. He is presently the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors’ Resident Scholar and has served two terms as the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Resident Scholar.  In these roles, he has researched a range of forensic investigation issues, fiduciary duties and governance issues, solvency and distressed business valuations, profit and profitability assessments, and international asset concealment schemes.


  • Served as consultant and testifying expert witness in numerous international and national bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings and national and international commercial disputes
  • Served as examiner appointed by the US DOJ and approved by the Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York in several cases (including one of the largest petrochemical bankruptcy cases in history)
  • Served as liquidating trustee in an international bankruptcy and insolvency case, an arbitrator and a mediator in domestic and international disputes, and a special master in federal and state courts
  • Served as consulting subject matter expert to various foreign government, federal, and state agencies in various types and forms of financial investigations
  • Served as a financial advisor to the Examiner in the Residential Capital, LLC bankruptcy case
  • Served as the tax adviser to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission (NBRC) and as chair of the Tax Advisory Committee to the NBRC
  • Served as Reporter (Taxation) for the ABI Bankruptcy Code Review Project
  • Served as Dean of the American Board of Certification
  • Served as Commentator on the bankruptcy and/or commercial law codes of Afghanistan, the Republic of Croatia, and Bulgaria, and as a co-drafter of the Russian Federation’s Energy and National Resources taxation code
  • Served as instructor to attorneys in the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, as part of the New York University School of Law/IRS Continuing Professional Education Program; to attorneys in the United States Department of Justice; to attorneys and other professionals in the Office of the United States Trustee; to attorneys and enforcement personnel at the SEC and EPA; and to law enforcement at the FLETC
  • Testified before the United States House and Senate committees
  • Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor
  • Certification in Distressed Business Valuation


  • American Accounting Association, member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, member
  • American Economic Association, member
  • American Institute of Archaeology, member
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, member
  • Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, member
  • American Statistical Association, member
  • Commercial Law League of America, member
  • Georgia Department of Human Services, board member (Gubernatorial Appointee)
  • Government Financial Officers Association, member
  • National Native American Bar Association, member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, member
  • Texas Bar Association, member

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • American Bankruptcy Institute 2010 Annual Service Award
  • Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (2004 – Present), resident scholar, and American Bankruptcy Institute (2001, 2008-2009), resident scholar
  • Consulting Magazine – Named a "2012 Top 25 Consultant“ for Excellence in Client Service
  • Kroll Zolfo Cooper Randy Waits Award – Gold Medal

Thought Leadership

  • Written eighteen books and over 200 articles and essays
  • Frequent lecturer and regularly quoted on television, radio and in the print media


University of Leicester, UK
Doctor of Philosophy

George Washington University College of Law
Juris Doctor, High Honors, Order of the Coif

University of Oklahoma, Omicron Delta Epsilon
Bachelor of Arts