Dave Matthiesen is responsible for overseeing the execution of a variety of litigation consulting and financial forensic engagements.  He is both a Certified Public Accountant* and a Certified Fraud Examiner.  Over the course of his career, Mr. Matthiesen has consulted on numerous large scale commercial disputes, served in operational roles, represented debtors and creditors in bankruptcy matters, and performed financial investigative services.

Mr. Matthiesen’s litigation experience includes:

  • Defense of CFO in SEC action regarding Form 8-K filings and inadequate and untimely accounting disclosures;
  • Identified and analyzed accounting, financial reporting and audit failures in a failed leveraged recapitalization;
  • Quantified damages for a Latin American telecommunication provider’s dispute with a systems developer/integrator;
  • Calculated damages in a Sherman Act case with claims related interference of a contract with a South American mining operation;
  • Represented liquidation trustee in matter seeking equitable subordination and breach of fiduciary duty claims against secured lender;
  • Represented a white-collar defendant involving “pay-to-play” claims in the management of a state pension fund;
  • Minority shareholder dispute involving the development of advanced satellite communications;
  • Calculated damages in matters involving the improper termination of Texas mining equipment dealership agreements;
  • Defense of a hospitality company in matters asserting claims of offloading corporate expenses and undisclosed rebates and signing bonuses from required sole-source suppliers; and
  • Represented hotel owners in litigation involving the termination of hotel management agreements.

Mr. Matthiesen’s restructuring experience includes:

  • Represented a Louisiana steel mill in a chapter 11 reorganization;
  • Provided financial advisory services to an unsecured creditor committee of an oil field tubular product manufacturer;
  • Represented a hotel owner of a Hawaiian resort in chapter 11;
  • Provided financial advisory services to an unsecured creditor committee of a wholesaler providing services to independent grocers; and
  • Represented a family of hedge funds in chapter 11 as a result of the credit crisis.

Prior to joining BVA, Mr. Matthiesen was a Director of in-house consulting staff for a Dallas-based litigation law firm, where he worked for 11 years and managed a consulting staff of up to twelve professionals. 

For the six years prior, Mr. Matthiesen was the CFO of Dallas based Drug Emporium, a $125 million North Texas retailer.  He was responsible for banking, finance, accounting, and tax matters including refinancing and expanding the company’s credit facility.

Mr. Matthiesen started his professional career in public accounting, ultimately serving as a Partner at Ernst & Young, where he provided audit and financial advisory services, such as consulting for debtors and creditors in Chapter 11 proceedings.

Mr. Matthiesen is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Louisiana Tech University, where he has served as the President of the Alumni Board, and to this day remains a proud and enthusiastic supporter of the Bulldogs.

*Although BVA employs CPAs, it is not a CPA firm.