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Meaghan Schmidt

Managing Director
Meaghan has 20 years of experience as a forensic accountant, handling global investigations and providing litigation support, including testimony. She has conducted internal investigations in some of the most complex and high profile corporate accounting, financial reporting, and anti-corruption matters for clients in the US, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Notable experience includes investigating historic frauds at Bernard L. Madoff Investments Securities, HealthSouth, WorldCom, among many other non public matters. Since 2004, Meaghan has helped build the investigations practice at AlixPartners and was the first female partner representative elected to AlixPartners' board in 2017. She also leads the firm's Working Parents employee resource group and internship program with the National Down Syndrome Society in our New York Office. Meaghan has a degree in finance from Villanova University and a Master of Accountancy from Baruch College. She is a certified public accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a member of the New York State Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Relevant Experience: Guided external counsel, boards of directors, and senior members of management in internal investigations and litigation support related to matters involving forensic accounting, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations, accounting fraud, potential financial-reporting errors, whistle-blower allegations, internal controls, compliance, disclosure issues, asset misappropriations, embezzlement, related-party activities, Ponzi schemes, and potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and False Claims Act. Assisted in restatements of financial statements as well as in evaluations of and recommendations for enhancements to internal controls. Communicated investigational findings to the SEC, the US Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and external auditors. Testified on behalf of the government in the criminal trial of five former Madoff employees.