David Williams is the Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP (Deloitte FAS). He has nearly 30 years of experience providing advice and counsel to companies faced with opportunities for growth such as a merger or acquisition, or critical challenges such as fraud, litigation or restructuring. During his tenure with Deloitte, David has served in various leadership roles spanning Deloitte FAS’ three major business arms — Forensics, Analytics and Advisory Services. His leadership responsibilities extend to more than 2,000 professionals.
Prior to assuming the role of Deloitte FAS CEO, David was the national leader of FAS’ Advisory Services practice. Earlier, he was the national leader of the Valuation Services practice and a principal in the organization’s Forensics practice. Since 2004, he has been a member of the executive committee of Deloitte FAS and the boards of both Deloitte FAS and Deloitte LLP.
David has provided consulting services to various industries on business and financial issues, including strategic planning and analysis, new business development and pricing, manufacturing and service delivery, cost measurement and control, performance measurement, financial accounting and reporting and the associated compliance requirements. He has testified as an expert in litigation, arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution matters; served as an arbitrator/mediator; and consulted with management, executives and boards of directors. He has experience in the calculation of damages in commercial disputes involving breach of contract, financial and securities fraud, wrongful termination, adjustment of purchase price, regulatory non-compliance and other causes of action.
David speaks regularly with top tier media as well as at prominent industry conferences and universities. He frequently discusses global trends in mergers and acquisitions, the impact of regulatory changes and legislation on business, and how innovation and technology are changing today's marketplace.
David earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and his master of business administration degree in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Bar Association. In addition, he serves on the Regional Advisory Board of Teach For America - New York and on the Pro Bono Institute Board.
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