James S. Feltman is a Senior Managing Director with Teneo’s Financial Advisory business, based in New York.
James (Jim) has more than three decades of experience leading fiduciary and restructuring matters, as well as providing clients with key litigation support and expert witness testimony. As an advisor, Jim has worked primarily on debtor side assignments.
As one of the nation’s leading multi-jurisdictional bankruptcy fiduciaries, Jim has considerable experience acting as a Chapter 11 Trustee, Examiner, Chapter 7 Trustee, Mediator, Arbitrator and Monitor. His industry specialization includes agriculture, retail, manufacturing and distribution, real estate/construction, aviation, healthcare, financial services and other industries. Jim has also served on the boards of numerous privately held businesses.
Jim concentrates his work on issues of insolvency, Ponzi schemes, money laundering, asset tracing and recovery, accounting and financial statement reporting issues, causes of action against officers, directors and third parties, securities fraud, misrepresentation and hedging and trading in complex securities schemes. Jim has substantial experience leading cross-border forensic and investigative engagements on behalf of U.S. and foreign government agencies and is an established expert in determining the underlying fact pattern, establishing liability and determining damages in myriad engagements. He recently served as the lead financial advisor to the U.S. Government in the bankruptcy of Perdue Pharma.
Jim also served as an appointed fiduciary with a branch of the United States Department of Justice for nearly 30 years. He has been appointed as an advisor by both Federal (U.S. District and U.S. Bankruptcy) and State Courts, served as an arbitrator and mediator and has been appointed as a Monitor by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Prior to joining Teneo, Jim served as a Managing Director with Kroll for seven years. He spent over two decades with Big 4 accounting firms and was previously a partner at Mesirow Financial, Arthur Andersen LLP and KPMG LLP.
Jim earned a M.P.S. from Cornell University and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and, from 2002-2008, was a member of the board of directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute. He was honored as one of the 2015 Consultants of the Year by Consulting Magazine.