Image of Brian P. Sanvidge

Brian P. Sanvidge

Principal, CIG, CFE
212 792 4836

Brian P. Sanvidge is a member of Baker Tilly’s national forensics, litigation and valuation services group and leads the fraud and investigations practice. He works closely with businesses and in-house and outside counsel on forensic investigations, fraud investigations, labor investigations, disaster recovery, and business continuity matters. He also advises on statutory and regulatory compliance issues.

Drawing from over 25 years of experience in state and local government, he provides litigation and investigation support and independent monitor services to public and private sector clients across a variety of highly regulated industries, including specialty pharmaceuticals, construction, transportation, infrastructure, retail, and hospitality. His work has included leading the investigation into a Fortune Global 50 company’s $7 million in questionable costs and advising multiple minority- and women-owned businesses on compliance issues. Brian has also supported large-scale government monitorship cases, some valued at over $1 billion. 

Prior to his consulting career, Brian spent 12 years as an inspector general for New York—including 10 years with the state’s Department of Labor. There he oversaw more than 5,000 civil and criminal investigations resulting in criminal convictions and civil restitutions in excess of $250 million.

Brian is a certified inspector general and certified fraud examiner based in New York. He is frequently quoted in the media and lectures nationally on business fraud, labor law, tax fraud, and white-collar crime, as well as on regulatory compliance and government investigations for various organizations, including the Government Finance Officers Association, the Financial Management Association, and New York State Surrogate Bench, as well as several bar associations. Long Island Business News named him to their Who’s Who of Forensic Accountants in Dec. 2013.


  • Provides expert witness testimony in financial crimes cases, often on behalf of the governmental entities, before state and federal courts and in American Arbitrations Association dispute resolution cases
  • Oversees forensic accounting activities, including data analysis and computer forensic techniques to uncover defensible information
  • Assists in fraud cases related to labor, construction, healthcare, and not-for-profit
  • Advises on labor-related matters, such as employee classifications, public work, and wage and hour disputes


  • American Bar Association
  • American Society for Industrial Security
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Association of Inspectors General
  • Citizen's Budget Commission – Trustee
  • International Association of Independent Private Sector Inspectors General
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACD)
  • National White Collar Crime Center – Certified Financial Records Expert Witness
  • New York Metro InfraGard Alliance – Secure Member


State University of New York at Albany
Bachelor of Arts in political science