Masters of Taxation, University of Mississippi
Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting, University of Central Arkansas
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Certified Licensing Professional (CLP)
Professional And Business Affiliations
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Licensing Executives Society
Misty L. Decker, CPA/ABV, CFF, CGMA, CFE, CLP
Misty L. Decker (Misty) is a Director with MK Forensics, LLC. For over ten years, Misty has focused on assisting clients and counsel with complex financial, accounting, and damages matters, including fraud investigations, forensic accounting and valuation consulting services. She is skilled in and has provided consulting services, including both disputes and investigations, with issues involving business valuations, lost profits, insolvency, contracts, fiduciary duties, risk management, employment, investments, and white-collar crime. She has reconstructed accounting records, traced the flow of cash and conducted forensic investigation to determine the source and uses of funds as well as indications of fraud. She has performed profitability analyses for start-up ventures in a wide variety of industries. She has experience in performing fraud risk assessments and developing anti-fraud programs. Ms. Decker advises clients with operations from local to global in scale, and she has led assignments heard in Federal and State court venues, arbitrations, and assisted with mediations and settlements. She has widespread industry knowledge that includes experience in financial institutions, healthcare, construction, insurance, banking and manufacturing, among others.
Ms. Decker has developed an expertise in intellectual property issues. She has conducted complex intellectual property analyses involving lost sales, lost profits, lost product or business value, lost opportunity, unjust enrichment, accelerated market entry benefits and reasonable royalties in patent infringement, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation and trademark infringement matters.
Misty has also assisted attorneys in disputes beyond the computation of damages and valuation. She has supported clients by assisting in the preparation of discovery requests, reviewing produced documents to ensure compliance with associate requests, reviewing and assessing licensing agreements, assisting with deposition preparation for key expert and fact witnesses, preparing demonstrative exhibits, and assisting with development of settlement positions.
Prior to joining MK Forensics, Misty was a Principal at Accounting, Economics & Appraisal Group (AEA Group), a financial advisory and consulting firm. At AEA Group, she was the Market Managing Partner of the Nashville office and Co-Leader of the Intellectual Property Group. Misty has also worked as a Controller and in public accounting as an Auditor.