Areas of Expertise

  • Litigation Strategy & Support 
  • Damages & Lost Profit Analysis
  • Accounting       
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Financial Advisory
  • Turnaround / Restructuring
  • Valuation & Solvency Analysis
  • Corporate Governance
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Plan Administration

Industries

  • Oil & Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Hotel & Resorts
  • Professional Services 
  • Healthcare

Prominent Cases

  • Financial Advisor to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors for CARBO Ceramic
  • Financial Advisor to the United Mine Workers Pension Fund in the Patriot Coal Bankruptcy
  • Forensic Accountant and Expert Witness on Behalf of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors for Appalachian Fuels
  • Expert Witness on Behalf of GEL Tex Marketing in Lazarus Energy v. GEL Tex Marketing
  • Consulting Expert on Behalf of Rhone Poulenc Animal Nutrition (now Adisseo) in the Vitamins and Methionine Antitrust Litigation
  • Expert Witness on Behalf of Defendants in Various “Son of Boss” Tax Shelter Matters
  • Expert Witness on Accounting Malpractice on Behalf of the Bankruptcy Trustee in Precept Business Services
  • Expert Witness on Behalf of Dresser-Rand Company v. Schutte & Koerting, et al. Involving Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

Designations

  • JD
  • CPA
  • CIRA
  • CFF

Experience

  • 3 Years with Firm
  • 20 Years of Relevant Experience

Scott Van Meter has over 30 years of diverse professional experience in bankruptcy and restructuring, litigation consulting, valuation, forensic and investigative accounting, law and management. He joined GlassRatner (now doing business as B. Riley Advisory Services) in 2019 after over 20 years working with other global consulting firms. Scott led the team that opened our Houston office in 2019.

Scott has provided financial advisory and litigation support services to a wide variety of clients including plaintiffs, defendants, corporations and individuals, as well as debtors, creditors, shareholders, committees, and trustees in bankruptcy matters. Scott has testified on dozens of occasions as an expert witness in complex commercial disputes involving intellectual property, accounting/auditing malpractice, valuation and economic damages and in bankruptcy related disputes, including avoidance matters, solvency, and claims litigation. In addition, he has managed investigations into "who killed the company" matters, where issues of corporate governance, breach of fiduciary duty and malfeasance were prevalent, and has served as the post-confirmation trustee responsible for administering the plan of reorganization and pursuing recovery actions. He has also been retained as a consulting expert on matters involving competition/antitrust, accounting/auditing malpractice and officer and director malfeasance issues.

Scott has been designated as an expert witness in more than 100 disputes. He has testified in Federal and State Courts throughout the United States as well as in arbitrations (under ICC, AAA and JAMS rules) as an independent expert on matters of economic damages/quantum, accounting and auditing standards, corporate governance and forensic accounting. His testimonial experience spans a broad spectrum of industries including mining and extraction (including upstream and mid-stream oil & gas and coal), manufacturing, healthcare, construction, telecommunications, transportation and professional services. He has also served as the sole arbitrator in a post-acquisition dispute.