Marc Schwartz, CPA/CFF, CFE
Phone: (713) 771-5011
Fax: (713) 759-0968
952 Echo Lane, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77024

Marc Schwartz, CPA/CFF, CFE

Principal | Houston

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Marc is a Founder of HSSK, focusing his practice on litigation consulting and bankruptcy, turnaround and reorganization services. In his more than forty years of practice as a CPA, Marc has assisted clients involved in civil litigation, including performing financial forensic reviews and providing expert testimony in matters involving professional malpractice, construction litigation, oil and gas disputes (upstream, oilfield services, downstream and midstream), intellectual property, breach of contract, trust and estate disputes, lender liability issues, personal injury, fraud and bankruptcy. He is experienced in testifying in federal, state and bankruptcy courts throughout the country and serves as a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Trustee and Examiner. Since 1993 he has served as a court appointed bankruptcy trustee and examiner on a number of estates in the Southern and Western Federal Districts of Texas and as a State and Federal Court Receiver. He has also been an advisor to parties involved in bankruptcy proceedings, including National Gypsum Co., Continental Airlines, and First Mortgage Investment Association.

In 1989, Marc was recognized with the Certified Fraud Examiner designation by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and was Certified in Financial Forensics by the AICPA in 2008. In 2014 the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners presented him with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Marc also founded and served as the Chairman of HSSK Forensics, Inc. which provided computer forensics and e-discovery services. Marc started his career with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) where he spent twenty years, the last twelve as an audit partner with the firm. His clients included Gulf Oil Corporation, Sterling Chemicals, Inc. and Mt. Airy Trading Company (the largest refined products trader on the New York Mercantile Exchange,). Marc also served as Coopers & Lybrand's Southwest Region Coordinator of Banking Services.

Education
BA Economics - Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey (1972)
MBA In Finance and Accounting - University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (1973)
Continuing Education
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Texas Society of CPAs
Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs
Dallas Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs
University of Texas School of Law
National Association of Corporate Directors
Turnaround Management Association
Houston Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
State Bar of Texas
Programs Sponsored by Various Law Firms
Accreditations & Licenses
Certified Public Accountant - Licensed to practice in Texas and Illinois.
Certified Fraud Examiner - Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Certified in Financial Forensics - American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Licensed Private Investigator - Texas Department of Public Safety, Private Security Bureau
Professional Affiliations & Activities
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Forensic and Valuation Services Section, Technical Advisory Board, FVS Consulting Digest
Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), Houston Chapter
National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
National Association of Forensic Economics
Turnaround Management Association (Board of Directors)
State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy Law Section, Non-Lawyer
Civic Involvement
Marc serves on the Board of Directors of the Mission Centers of Houston, ESCAPE Family Resource Center, the Memorial Exchange Club and is a former director and officer of the Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs.
Publications & Speaking Engagements
"Avoiding the Mistakes: Tips on Selecting And Preparing Your Expert Witnesses," The Corporate Counsellor, February 2002, pp.1-2.
"Salvaging Value from Failed Dot-Coms," The Bankruptcy Strategist, March 2002, pp. 1-2, with Gary Abdalla.
"Making Expert Witnesses Failsafe," Michigan Lawyers Weekly, March 25, 2002, p. 4.
"Management of Legal Costs Through Electronic Invoicing," Law Technology News, 2000.
"Three C's of Cost Control," Corporate Counsellor, April 2000.
"From Civil to Bankruptcy, What Is Fraud," Upper Division and Graduate Accounting Students, University of Houston at Clear Lake, November 2013
"Current Trends in the Fight Against Fraud," 2010 Spring Accounting Expo, Houston CPA Society
"Financial Forensics and Litigation Services," Sponsor – Mays Business School, Texas A&M University Guest Lecturer for Upper Division and Graduate Student Auditing Class
"Valuation of Partnership Interests," Association of Attorneys & CPAs
"Accounting Record Discovery," Clark Thomas & Winters
"Fraudulent Financial Reporting," Estate and Probate Section of the Travis County Bar Association
"Fraud Detection," Bankruptcy Section of the Harris County Bar Association
"E-Discovery on the Cheap," University of Texas School of Law, Jay Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference
"Maximizing the Value of Your Business," Interactive Network Connection
"The Effect of Daubert/Robinson and Other Rulings on Expert Damage Calculations," Thompson & Knight
"What Every Attorney Should Know About Computer Forensics," Houston Bar Association
"Economics of Calculating Damages," Houston Chapter of the TSCPA

This is not a CPA firm.