JAMES S. FELLIN, CPA, CFE, CFF

Mr. Fellin is the Managing Principal of The Nottingham Group LLC. He has over twenty-five years of experience in conducting forensic accounting and fraud investigations and performing financial and economic damage analysis for public and private businesses, and not-for-profits and governmental entities. Prior to Nottingham Group, Mr. Fellin spent almost 20 years working for large, national consulting and forensic accounting firms.

Mr. Fellin is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Pennsylvania and is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.  Mr. Fellin is also Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the AICPA.  Mr. Fellin currently serves as an adjunct professor of Forensic Accounting at Carlow University located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he teaches two classes in the forensic accounting degree program. In 2005, Mr. Fellin attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Citizen's Academy in Pittsburgh where he completed the academy training and graduated in May of 2006.

Mr. Fellin has extensive experience conducting forensic accounting investigations and performing damage analysis in many venues and industries. Over his 25-year career, he has assisted counsel and clients on matters involving a myriad of issues including commercial and economic damages, fraud and impropriety, business losses and valuation, among others. The results of his work have been used as evidence in various legal forums, and have served as the basis for settlement and determination of damages.

Mr. Fellin has testified numerous times as an expert witness on various business and accounting matters on a variety of issues including economic damages and fraud. He has testified in both Federal and State Courts and at arbitration proceedings. Mr. Fellin has also served as a court appointed expert, has served as receiver by the Securities Commission and as a special examiner by the bankruptcy court.

Mr. Fellin is actively involved with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) on a local and national level.  The ACFE is the most widely recognized organization governing the discipline of fraud investigation, with over 60,000 members all over the world. Mr. Fellin currently serves as President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the ACFE.

Mr. Fellin serves as a speaker and presenter at local and national continuing education seminars and conferences. He has been asked to present on a myriad of topics including economic damages and loss, fraud and forensic accounting. Mr. Fellin has been published on various topics in a number of periodicals and professional journals. In the recent past, Mr. Fellin has had national speaking engagements on forensic accounting topics for the American Institute of CPA's and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, as well as many local engagements for various entities and trade and professional groups.

Mr. Fellin received his Bachelor of Science degree from Villanova University with a major in Accounting, and a minor in Finance. He also obtained a Masters degree in Fraud and Forensics from Carlow University.

Mr. Fellin is a member of several professional organizations including the American Institute of CPA's, the Pennsylvania Institute of CPA's, and the Turnaround Management Association. He has served as a board member for various charitable and philanthropic groups including, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Alzheimer's Association.

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