Jack F. Williams is a Principal and Practice Leader in the Forensic, Litigation, and Valuation Services Group with Baker Tilly Virchow and Krause, LLP. Jack is a tenured Professor at Georgia State University College of Law and the Middle East Studies Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University School of Law, and has been a visiting professor at Cardozo Law School, University of Georgia, New York Law School, and St. John’s University. His experience and areas of practice and academic interest include bankruptcy and business reorganizations, commercial lending, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, business valuations in dispute, forensic accounting, complex commercial damages models, corporate finance, energy and natural resources, fraud and anti-corruption, Islamic banking and finance, taxation, public finance, real estate, and law and statistics.
Jack has served as an instructor to attorneys in the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, as part of the New York University School of Law/IRS Continuing Professional Education Program; to attorneys in the United States Department of Justice; to attorneys and other professionals in the Office of the United States Trustee; to attorneys and enforcement personnel at the SEC and EPA; and to law enforcement at the FLETC. Jack has also testified before the United States House and Senate committees and subcommittees. He is a Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (“CIRA”) and a Certified Turnaround Professional (“CTP”), and holds the Certification in Distressed Business Valuation (“CDBV”). He was awarded the Kroll Zolfo Cooper Randy Waits Award – Gold Medal for the highest score on the national CIRA examination.
Jack is a member of the Board of Advisors of the St. John’s University School of Law LLM Program in Bankruptcy. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Law Review. Jack also serves as a co-chair of the ABI’s Veteran’s Affairs Task Force.
Jack is the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors Scholar in Residence. He also served as the inaugural Robert M. Zinman ABI Scholar in Residence in 2001 and returned to that post in 2008. In 2009, Jack was recognized by the ABI with its Annual Service Award (2009), honoring the ABI member whose contributions over the past year have been extraordinary. He is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and a Fellow in the Bankruptcy Policy Institute at St. John’s University School of Law. Jack has also been appointed an Academic member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States.
Jack has written over 18 books and 200 articles and essays. He is a frequent lecturer and is regularly quoted on television, radio, and in the print media. Jack has appeared as a guest on Lou Dobbs on CNN and FoxNews, Neil Cavuto on FoxNews, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, NPR, BBC, Bloomberg, Dateline, Weekend Today, and CNN, and has been quoted in newspapers, including the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, and many regional and local papers.
Jack has a BA in Economics from the University of Oklahoma, a JD (High Honors) from the George Washington University National Law Center, and a PhD from the University of Leicester. Jack presently serves on the Board of the Department of Human Services for the State of Georgia.
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