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STEVE HAMLIN   CPA, J.D.
3227 Riverside Avenue,  Jacksonville, Florida  32205
(904) 673-4850  LI
Professional Focus
I provide financial, accounting and business advice in commercial, legal and regulatory dispute and compliance matters.

Financial Investigations:  fraud, forensic accounting, corporate, governmental, 10A
Corporate Compliance:  internal investigations, processes, reporting, governance
Dispute Advisory:  financial & accounting analysis, expert reports, litigation support

Forensic Accounting
Fraud Investigations
Financial Analysis
Damage Quantification
Commercial Litigation
Government Investigations

Experience

FIDELITY NATIONAL FINANCIAL INC.   Corporate Compliance

    Director of Internal Investigations   (6/07-current)

      Internal Investigations / Fraud: Manage investigations into escrow defalcation and title / mortgage fraud
      schemes: allegation assessment, response planning, forensic accounting, transactional analysis, claims
      /litigation support, law enforcement interaction. Prepare dashboard & detailed reporting to Management.

      Corporate Compliance: corporate issue assessment, fact-finding, investigation & remediation

      Fraud Prevention: development of internal anti-fraud programs and risk-mitigation strategies

      Governance: assist Chief Compliance Officer with Code of Conduct development, ethics Hotline

ERNST & YOUNG, LLP

    Manager, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services    (12/99-6/07)   project details

      General
      - Provide financial and business advice in commercial, legal and regulatory disputes.
      - Skilled in rapid response, case assessment and resolution in a teaming environment.
      - Manage teams and engagements in the field (client interaction, workplan, economics, culture).

      Corporate Investigations
      - Manage large corporate financial investigations (financial statement, fraud, special matters).
      - Develop initial engagement assessment, definition of scope, workplan, client expectations.
      - Perform and manage detailed investigation steps, including analysis of operational results,
          balance sheet scrub, G/L & sub-ledger account analysis, journal entry tracing,
          analysis of supporting documentation, preparation of workpapers supporting findings.
      - Conduct interviews of relevant persons, from operational employees to senior management.
      - Perform walk-throughs & interview client personnel to document company processes.
      - Research accounting literature, analyze appropriateness of company accounting treatment.
      - Manage computer forensic procedures (assessment of ESI, forensic data preservation,
          review & production of email & documents, accounting system extracts)
      - Present findings/report to Board of Directors,management,counsel,regulators,auditors,others.

      Financial Analysis / Damage Assessment
      - Model complex financial transactions and prepare damage quantification & expert report.
      - Understand and rebut complex financial damage claims in litigation.
      - Valuation analysis of businesses (DCF modeling, forecasted cash flow, key business variables,
          industry research, WACC/discount rate generation, trend and cap/perpetual analysis).
      - Execute agreed-upon procedures or consulting roles in assessments of contractual compliance.
      - Analyze partnership capital interests, IP damages, int'l equipment leases, other transactions.
      - Perform traditional due diligence on working capital statements; M&A arbitration support.
      - Analyze financial statements of target entity for financial position, leverage, P&L, issues.

LAMAILE AMROP INTERNATIONAL INC. (local)

    Financial Accounting Associate   (5/98-9/98)
      - Integrated financial and tax information for internal analysis.
      - Prepared Federal and State tax returns for parent and subsidiary.
      - Provided tax support for a State and Local Tax restructuring project.

WATSON, FOLDS, STEADHAM,TOVKACH & MARSTON, P.A. (Legal)

    Corporate / Tax / Estate Legal Clerk   (12/95-7/97)
      - Prepared corporate organizational materials (incorporations, minutes, special filings).
      - Drafted legal transactionals (sale of business, contracts, estate planning).
      - Researched corporate and individual tax issues and compiled returns.

ROTHSTEIN & ASSOCIATES P.A. (Legal)

    Legal Intern   (4/95-8/95)
      - Analyzed financial information for litigation support / settlement negotiations.
      - Managed database of clients and case status for class action litigation.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA,   Gainesville, Florida

Collegiate Activities

JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY LAW AND POLICY   (College of Law)
    Treasurer / Business Executive (Spring - Fall 1998)
    Senior Editor (Spring - Fall 1997)

KAPPA ALPHA ORDER   (Fraternal Organization)

    Treasurer (1994-1995)
      - Controlled revenue and payables for $350,000 annual budget.
      - Managed and paid 3 full-time employees and all business expenses.
      - Administered all federal and state payroll and property taxes.

    Finance Committee Chairman (1993-1994)
      - Instituted program to pursue uncollectible receivables and legal/disciplinary actions.
      - Led Finance Committee in all organizational and financial decisions.

UF STUDENT GOVERNMENT - Student Senator (May - August 1994)

UF HOMECOMING / GATOR GROWL    - Florida Blue Key

    Assistant Director - Technical Division (5/92-12/92)
Honors

Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honorary / Service Organization (1994-1995)
University of Florida Honors Program (1991-1995)
Florida Academic Scholar (1991-1995)
National Merit Scholar