Andy Ackel is a Director with Secretariat, where he serves as a forensic accountant and economic damages expert based in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Ackel has provided financial analyses, economic advisory, forensic accounting, and other litigation support services to clients and their counsel for over 15 years. His work typically involves the evaluation of economic damages, preparation of expert reports, and expert witness testimony in a broad range of complex commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract, patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, insolvency, and fraud, as well as in construction disputes. He has consulted with private and government clients in a variety of industries, including biotech, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, banking and financial services, automotive, construction, and agriculture, among others. He has testified in deposition and at trial in federal and state courts, as well as in ADR venues such as mediation and arbitration.
Prior to joining Secretariat, Mr. Ackel worked in the Disputes and Investigations Practice at Navigant Consulting. He holds an MBA from Georgia Tech and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Georgia, with a certification in Financial Forensics. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University, and has over three years of experience as a Product Engineer where he was responsible for designing, testing, and introducing various engineered products to US markets.