Stefano Vranca

Managing Director

Disputes and Economics

Los Angeles, CA Irvine, CA +1.213.670.3283

Areas of Expertise

Stefano Vranca is a managing director with Navigant’s global disputes and investigations practice. He has more than 20 years of consulting experience specializing in fraud and forensic investigations, forensic accounting, corporate malpractice, intellectual property, breach of contracts, commercial damages, and royalties audits, across a wide range of industries. Stefano has supervised numerous complex financial investigations, provided litigation consulting services, including expert testimony at depositions, arbitrations and jury trials. He has represented clients in financial reporting matters under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the United States General Accounting Office and the Federal Trade Commission. In addition, he has extensive experience managing financial investigations of fraudulent conduct and financial reporting fraud.

Selected engagement experiences include leading teams assisting in:

  • The defense of a international hedge fund involved in a SEC inquiry about best execution practices related to trading costs and reasonableness of fund expenses and commissions
  • Assisted counsel of a global leading engineering group for ports, airports, and industrial applications worldwide in determining damages related to a breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud in a post-acquisition dispute
  • Assisted counsel as a forensic, damage, and valuation expert in a multimillion dollar suit involving a real estate developer
  • The defense of a suit brought by the Federal Trade Commission under section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, alleging false representation and unfair business practices
  • The defense of a major entertainment studio in response to allegations from a participant regarding allocation of distribution costs for cable and pay television, home video, theatrical, and non-theatrical income
  • The defense of a major advertising company in a suit brought up by the Defense Contract Audit Agency, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of National drug Campaign, Navy, and Department of Justice
  • The defense of a consumer products company in a marketing matter regarding allegations of false advertising to their customers
  • Performed several contract compliance reviews and contract costs audits of third parties for several major Hollywood studios
  • Aided an international automotive company in settling claims with several of it distributors as of result of inquiries from government bodies
  • Investigated allegations of a kickback scheme on behalf of globally recognized chemical corporation in several of their European facilities
Education
B.S., Economics Rhode Island College
Baccalaureate Diploma, Accounting, Attilio Da Empoli, Reggio Calabria – Regioniere and Perito Commerciale
Certifications
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA)
Certified Internal Control Auditor (CICA)
Membership and Activity Information
Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Member, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)
Member, The Institute for Internal Controls
Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL)
Actively involved in charitable causes and national humanitarian efforts

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