Michelle Herman is a Senior Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Data & Analytics practice and is based in Los Angeles. Ms. Herman co-leads the firm’s Data & Analytics west coast practice and specializes in complex, data-intensive cases, including government/regulatory investigations, financial/accounting investigations, class actions, bankruptcies, and other cases requiring complex modeling or sharing of information.
Ms. Herman has extensive experience in the areas of database design and management and complex data modeling. She has provided testimony regarding the availability and suitability of trust accounting records, data validation, forensic accounting, and document discovery which depended upon the recovery and analysis of current and historic transactional, financial and accounting data. Ms. Herman has served clients in the public sector and financial services industry.
Ms. Herman’s most notable engagements include assisting one of the largest civil lawsuits against the United States government, involving the alleged mismanagement of individual Indian trust assets spanning more than 100 years. She and her team assisted in the areas of forensic accounting analysis, economic modeling and analysis, data modeling and analysis, and account reconstruction and reconciliation. Ms. Herman and her team assembled data from disparate sources to construct a transactional database of over 175 million records. This analysis required the recovery, conversion, and analysis of current and historical records which were stored in disparate data forms. Ms. Herman also assisted the United States government in evaluating a series of lawsuits surrounding the alleged mismanagement of Native American tribes’ trust assets.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Herman was a Senior Manager in KPMG’s Forensic Dispute Advisory Services practice for nearly two years. Ms. Herman holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley.