Ms. Shawna AmarnaniKapilaMukamal LLP, Ft Lauderdale, FL
SHAWNA is a forensic accountant who specializes in bankruptcy consulting, distressed business restructuring, complex business litigation support and fraud investigations. A CPA, CFE and CIRA, she has been an accountant to SEC and FTC receivers, bankruptcy trustees and other fiduciaries and has investigated multi-million- and multi-billion-dollar Ponzi schemes, helping to recover millions of dollars for creditors, including fraud victims. Her forensic investigations have included tracing and identification of assets and targets of recovery, identifying and analyzing preferences and fraudulent conveyances, and investigating fraudulent business conduct. She has performed business wind-down services, claims management and distributions, and has acted as an accountant for the purpose of proving the insolvency of debtors.
Previously, Shawna gained invaluable experience as an auditor for Big Four accounting firm KPMG. She enjoys being active both professionally and in her community, serving on the statewide board of directors as the treasurer for the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation. She also holds a board position in Turnaround Underground.
Shawna enjoys advocating for women in the insolvency industry and graduated from two leadership training programs: The Tampa Connection and the Jewish Leadership Training Institute. Through these programs, she performed a community-service project for national nonprofit Easterseals and developed an understanding of the Jewish community and personal, professional and leadership skills. In addition, her passion for animals led her to start a professional networking group for the Humane Society that raised more than $30,000 for the charity. She also volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters, through which she mentors an underprivileged 11-year-old.
Shawna has always demonstrated professionalism, a strong understanding of forensic accounting and the insolvency practice, and an impressive work ethic.