Sareena M. Sawhney, MBA, CFE, CAMS, MAFF, is a Director in the Financial Advisory Services group at Marks Paneth LLP. Ms. Sawhney focuses on providing services in the areas of complex fraud investigations and forensic accounting examinations as well as services related to commercial litigation and comprehensive damage analyses.
Ms. Sawhney’s experience includes conducting fraud and white-collar investigations, forensic examinations, calculating commercial damages, purchase price dispute analyses, lost profit analyses and bankruptcy fraud analyses for midsize to Fortune 500 companies.
Ms. Sawhney has served as a testifying expert witness. She has worked with counsel to develop case strategies, assisted counsel with depositions and with preparing reports and exhibits for trial.
Prior to joining Marks Paneth LLP, Ms. Sawhney worked in the consulting practice of a Big Four accounting firm. She focused on fraud and forensic investigations, breach of contract damage issues and various bankruptcy fraud matters. She has worked on a variety of cases including assisting attorneys representing a Fortune 500 company in a case involving allegations of fraud, misrepresentation of financial statements and criminal activity of certain individual employees. She has also assisted attorneys in reviewing certain alleged fraudulent transactions that required reporting her findings to an audit committee. Ms. Sawhney has also been involved in a number of arbitration proceedings concerning shareholder disputes and breach of contract matters.
She has earned the designations of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). She is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts as well as the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). Ms. Sawhney currently serves on the Board of Editors for the Financial Fraud Law Report.
Ms. Sawhney holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Loyola University in New Orleans. She divides her time between the firm’s Manhattan and Long Island offices.
Fraud Investigations and Asset Misappropriation
Forensic Accounting Examinations
Anti-Money Laundering/Bank Secrecy Act Compliance
Commercial Litigation and Economic Damages
Lost Profit/Damage Calculations
Bankruptcy and Restructuring
Internal Control Recommendations