Anthony M. Lendez

Anthony Lendez

BDO Consulting Partner

CPA, CFE, CFF

BDO New York - Park Avenue Office

212-885-8025

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Executive Summary

Anthony Lendez has over 30 years of experience assisting clients with independent monitoring, securities litigation, accountants’ professional liability, corporate internal investigations and white collar criminal defense matters involving accounting, auditing, and compliance issues.  He has testified before the International Court of Arbitration, American Arbitration Association, U.S. district courts and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.  He also has served as a neutral arbitrator and has presented findings to a number of regulators, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), state attorneys general and corporate committees.

Tony is the lead partner assisting the Monitor of the $25 billion National Mortgage Settlement, overseeing implementation of the new servicing standards and the provision of loan modification relief to distressed homeowners by the nation’s largest banks/mortgage servicers.  He is also lead partner assisting the monitors who are overseeing the residential mortgage-backed securities settlements for JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Bank of America and the CFPB settlement involving Flagstar Bank.  He is also a lead member of the BDO team monitoring Western Union’s compliance with a settlement agreement related to its anti-money laundering efforts.  Tony has also led the evaluation of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility under the direction of the DOJ and the independent examination of AOL-Time Warner’s revenue recognition practices pursuant to a settlement with the SEC.  He has led investigations related to the accounting practices of a number of companies, including New Century Financial Corporation, Enron Corporation, Countrywide Financial Corporation, Fannie Mae and Cendant Corporation.

Prior to joining BDO Consulting, Tony was a Partner in BDO’s National Assurance Department, a Technical Manager for the SEC Practice Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and an Audit Manager with a Big Four accounting firm.  As a member of BDO’s National Assurance Department, he developed the Firm’s audit and accounting guidance and responded to inquiries involving the application of audit, accounting, financial reporting, and Firm policy matters.  As a Technical Manager for the SEC Practice Section, he investigated alleged audit failures, including a number of matters related to the financial institution failures resulting from the 1980s savings and loan crisis.  As an audit manager, Tony conducted audits of retail, manufacturing, banking, healthcare, wholesale, construction, non-profit, and service entities, including SEC registrants.
 

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Listen Closely: Is that a Whistle Blowing Or a Slot Machine Ringing?
Directorship, December 2010

Subprime Mortgage Performance Continues to Worsen in 2008
Inside B&C Lending, June 2008

Is There a Legal Defense to the Mortgage Mess?
The National Law Journal, April 2008

Litigation Related to Subprime Mortgages: A Review of Accounting Concepts
Bank Accounting & Finance, March 2009

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Associate Member
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education

B.S., Accounting, Long Island University - C.W. Post Center, summa cum laude

Community Involvement

Center for Audit Quality – Auditing and Accounting Panel Member – OECD, Phase 3 Evaluation on the U.S.’ Operating Effectiveness of Compliance with the Anti-Bribery Convention
Center for Audit Quality – Fraud Scenarios Working Group, Member

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