Michael Kennelly

Managing Director

International Arbitration

Chicago - Headquarters, IL +1.312.583.2707

Areas of Expertise

Mike Kennelly leads Navigant's Financial Advisory group as well as Navigant’s Litigation Valuation and Solvency group.  He provides expert witness and forensic accounting services for complex and high-profile tax controversy matters, valuation matters, accounting investigations, financial advisory and commercial litigation disputes. He also frequently serves as the chief financial advisor to companies and other constituents in financially challenging / distressed environments.  He has presented his findings to management committees, regulators, and state and federal courts, including U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court and U.S. District Court.

Mike began his professional career with Arthur Andersen, where he served as Global Managing Partner of Strategic Valuation Services. Mike was a founder of Huron Consulting Group, where he served as Regional Managing Director for the Central Region.


Mike focuses his practice in:

  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Financial and accounting investigations
  • Tax controversy matters
  • Valuation issues
  • Bankruptcy and restructuring matters
  • Financial and transaction advisory matters

Notable tax controversy trials in which Mike has participated or provided testimony include:

  • Medtronic, Inc. v. Commissioner
  • Compaq Computer v. Commissioner
  • Perkin-Elmer v. Commissioner
  • Bausch & Lomb v. Commissioner
  • Commodore Japan v. NTA

Mike serves on the Board of the Big Shoulders Fund.  He is the founder and chairman of HFS Chicago Scholars, an educational enrichment and mentoring program that has assisted thousands of academically motivated, economically disadvantaged Chicago high school students achieve their educational goals.

B.A., University of Notre Dame

*While many of Navigant’s professionals are Certified Public Accountants licensed in various states, Navigant is not a certified public accounting firm, and neither our professionals nor Navigant provide attest, or public accounting services.

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