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David Friedman Lincolnshire

100 Tri-State International
Lincolnshire, IL 60069



Email: dfriedman@wipfli.com

David G. Friedman, CPA, CFE, CFF, CICA


Dave Friedman is a partner in the valuation, forensics, and litigation services practice. He has a wealth of experience as an expert in forensic examinations and has investigated a wide variety of businesses as a certified fraud examiner. Dave leverages his experience in financial areas ranging from fraud investigation and prevention to litigation support to serve diverse industries and businesses including family-owned businesses, nonprofits, construction and healthcare businesses and the entertainment and sports industries. He has worked closely with various governmental agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Marshals Service, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Labor, and Government Accountability Board.


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified in Financial Forensics
  • Certified Internal Controls Auditor

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) - Member
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) - Member
  • Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants (NVCPA) - Member
  • Coauthor of AICPA Practice Aid 10-1, Serving as an Expert Witness or Consultant
  • Author of many antifraud articles in national publications and trade magazines
  • Experienced presenter of fraud-related topics for trade associations, financial institutions, bar associations, and more

Areas of Focus

  • Prevention, detection and assessment of domestic and international fraud issues
  • Generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
  • For-profit, nonprofit and governmental entities
  • Expert testimony and litigation consultation and support
  • Compliance reports for labor unions


Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, Illinois
  • Bachelor of science degree in accountancy