Gordon Yale is the principal of Yale Forensics, a Denver-based forensic accounting and financial consulting firm specializing in complex financial litigation as well as the former president of Yale Group, Inc., a boutique investment bank. Mr. Yale, a former securities analyst, has provided expert consulting or testimony in matters involving Enron, Bear Stearns, Angelo Mozilo, the founder of Countrywide Financial, a Madoff feeder fund, three international accounting firms and several publicly-held companies. Mr. Yale is a certified public accountant, a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Colorado Society of CPAs and is certified in both Financial Forensics (CFF) and Fraud Examination (CFE).
Most recently, Mr. Yale has been engaged in scores of cases involving the private offerings of alternative investments that resulted in billions of dollars of investor losses including Medical Capital Holdings, Inc., Provident Royalties, DBSI Housing, Inc., Aequitas Income Opportunity Fund II, IMH Secured Loan Fund, Meridian Mortgage Investors Funds, Hennessey Financial, LLC, Warsowe Acquisition Corporation Secured Debentures and InterBank Funding Corporation, among many others. Mr. Yale's work on behalf of his clients has contributed to ten of millions of awards to aggrieved investors.
Mr. Yale has worked on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of matters ranging from audit and professional negligence, financial reporting fraud, internal investigations, embezzlements, and a myriad of Ponzi schemes.
He has conducted three investigations for the Colorado Board of Accountancy involving alleged audit negligence by international accounting firms in connection with their audits of three of Colorado's largest thrift institutions, including Silverado Savings & Loan. He was an expert for the Securities and Exchange Commission in three audit negligence matters and testified against two financial executives of Akorn, Inc., a niche publicly-held manufacturer of pharmaceutical and diagnostic products.
Mr. Yale, a former bond analyst, was the primary expert against Dean Witter Reynolds in a class action involving its alleged failure to properly underwrite more than $30 million of Castle Pines North General Obligation Bonds. He also testified on behalf of the Castle Pines North Trustee in the mandamus action and was the financial advisor to the Castle Pines North Creditors Committee.
His bond work led to several other engagements on behalf of creditors' committees and to the representation of international mutual funds and insurance companies in their litigation against issuers and underwriters of tax-exempt bonds in California, Oklahoma, Tennessee, New Jersey and Arizona. Those institutional clients included AIG, Allstate Insurance, Lord Abbett funds, among others.
In addition to his work, Mr. Yale has written for professional journals and other publications on a variety of accounting and financial matters. His piece Enron: An Accounting Analysis of How SPEs Were Used to Conceal Debt and Avoid Losses was published by the Financial Executives International Research Foundation. Mr. Yale is the 2013 University of Denver School of Accountancy Alumnus of the Year and currently serves as president of the Securities Expert Roundtable, a professional association of securities experts.
Yale Forensics has provided expert witness and investigative services to scores of law firms across the country in complex litigation involving securities fraud, audit and other professional negligence, adequacy of disclosure in offering documents and sufficiency of due diligence by brokerage and investment advisory firms.
Our clients have included international insurance companies and mutual funds, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), the states of Colorado, Hawaii and Florida, brokerage firms, trustees as well as hundreds of aggrieved individuals who purchased negligently vetted investment products from brokers, financial advisors and public and private securities issuers.
Mr. Yale is a seasoned expert who has testified in federal and state courts, SEC administrative proceedings,
and in FINRA and other private arbitrations.
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