Scott Van Meter has over 30 years of diverse professional experience in bankruptcy and restructuring, litigation consulting, valuation, forensic and investigative accounting, law and management. He joined GlassRatner (now doing business as B. Riley Advisory Services) in 2019 after over 20 years working with other global consulting firms. Scott led the team that opened our Houston office in 2019.
Scott has provided financial advisory and litigation support services to a wide variety of clients including plaintiffs, defendants, corporations and individuals, as well as debtors, creditors, shareholders, committees, and trustees in bankruptcy matters. Scott has testified on dozens of occasions as an expert witness in complex commercial disputes involving intellectual property, accounting/auditing malpractice, valuation and economic damages and in bankruptcy related disputes, including avoidance matters, solvency, and claims litigation. In addition, he has managed investigations into "who killed the company" matters, where issues of corporate governance, breach of fiduciary duty and malfeasance were prevalent, and has served as the post-confirmation trustee responsible for administering the plan of reorganization and pursuing recovery actions. He has also been retained as a consulting expert on matters involving competition/antitrust, accounting/auditing malpractice and officer and director malfeasance issues.
Scott has been designated as an expert witness in more than 100 disputes. He has testified in Federal and State Courts throughout the United States as well as in arbitrations (under ICC, AAA and JAMS rules) as an independent expert on matters of economic damages/quantum, accounting and auditing standards, corporate governance and forensic accounting. His testimonial experience spans a broad spectrum of industries including mining and extraction (including upstream and mid-stream oil & gas and coal), manufacturing, healthcare, construction, telecommunications, transportation and professional services. He has also served as the sole arbitrator in a post-acquisition dispute.
Prior to his career in consulting, he was an attorney with Bracewell in Houston and at Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson in Tampa and Miami. His legal experience includes corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and commercial litigation, and he has served as General Counsel to several companies. Scott's management experience includes senior leadership positions (Director, President, Executive Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer) in several for-profit and not-for-profit companies. Scott began his career at Arthur Andersen where he provided auditing and accounting services.
Scott is an attorney and a CPA (licensed in Texas and Florida), a CFF (Certified in Financial Forensics by the AICPA), and a CIRA (Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor by the AIRA). He has been a member of multiple professional organizations throughout his career including the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA), the Texas Society of CPA's (TSCPA) and the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). He has served on committees and held leadership positions in many of these organizations. Scott has published articles and given presentations on multiple topics throughout his career, including ethics, lost profits, statistical analysis and bankruptcy-related issues.
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