WEST HARTFORD, CT – blumshapiro, the largest regional business advisory firm based in New England with offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, has announced the appointment of Frank E. Rudewicz, Esq. Rudewicz joins blum as a member of the firm’s leadership team and will lead blum’s Litigation and Valuation practice. He will be based out of blumshapiro’s Boston office.
Rudewicz has more than 30 years of experience in conducting domestic and international investigations for fraud, forensic accounting, asset tracing and other litigation related matters. He has appeared on NBC Dateline and Forensic Files for his investigative work and has been appointed a Compliance and Ethics Monitor for a number of organizations within the construction, government and environmental industries.
In addition, Rudewicz is experienced in expert witness testimony and has testified in matters involving forensic accounting, trade secrets, independent investigations and security. He lectures and teaches frequently on these topics and is the co-author of Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation for Non-Experts, 3rd Edition.
Prior to his appointment at blumshapiro, Rudewicz served as Principal, Counsel and Partner-in-Charge of Forensic Services at Marcum LLP. In addition, he has served as Managing Director and Special Counsel for several national accounting firms and Senior Managing Director and Counsel for an international risk consulting and investigative firm. Earlier in his career, Rudewicz spent 14 years in law enforcement with the Hartford Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
“A nationally-recognized expert in litigation and witness testimony, as well as an educator, lecturer and author, Frank brings an extraordinary breadth of experience and value to blumshapiro. Frank’s earlier experience serving his country and community now reflects his commitment to providing clients with the highest degree of ethical and legal standards. We are thrilled to have Frank join our team,” said Joseph A. Kask, chief executive officer of blumshapiro.
Rudewicz is a current member of the board for the Baystate Financial Charitable Foundation and board member and past president of the Connecticut Chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel. He is an elected Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation and admitted to the Connecticut and Federal Bars. Rudewicz previously served on the Boards for the Boch Center for Performing Arts and the Boston Police Athletic League as well as the Advisory Board of the Connecticut Forum.
Rudewicz received a juris doctor from the University of Connecticut and a bachelor of science in industrial technology and public safety management from Central Connecticut State University.
blumshapiro is the largest regional business advisory firm based in New England, with offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The firm, with a team of over 500, offers a diversity of services, which include auditing, accounting, tax and business advisory services. blum serves a wide range of privately held companies, government and non-profit organizations and provides non-audit services for publicly traded companies. To learn more visit us at blumshapiro.com.