Allen Pfeiffer is a Managing Director and a Global Service Leader of Disputes & Investigations in Financial Services & Valuation Litigation. He is also a member of D&P's GRID (Governance, Risk, Investigations and Dispute) Operating Committee which provides for all complex damages cases and bankruptcy litigation as well. His practice is focused on providing valuation, solvency, damages, cash flow assessment, capital structure analysis, structured securities and independent investigations.
Based in New York and New Jersey, Allen has more than 25 years of experience advising both foreign and domestic buyers, sellers, joint venture partners, hedge funds, private equity funds, plaintiffs and defendants in mergers and acquisitions/corporate finance situations with regard to business valuation, damages, RMBS repurchase claims, strategic planning, raising financing, spin-offs, transaction support, bankruptcy, litigation, tax, financial reporting, solvency, valuing derivatives, fairness opinions, IP holding companies, restructurings and capital structure analysis.
He has led hundreds of engagements related to the valuation of an entire business, a security, an interest in a business or an asset. In addition to his testifying experience, he has worked often as a lead consultant to attorneys in the context of retrospective solvency and many other valuation and corporate finance matters. Allen also led the team as the financial advisors to the Bankruptcy Examiner for Lehman Brothers (Anton Valukas).
Allen is an adjunct professor of finance at the Sy Syms School of Business. Allen was consistently ranked in The Deal Pipeline Bankruptcy League Table U.S. Top Investment Bankers (by volume) each quarter from 2007 through 2014. Additionally, he has been accepted by the New York Supreme Court, the United States Bankruptcy Court, the American Arbitration Association and arbitrators operating under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce as a valuation and cash flow expert.
Allen was a Managing Director with Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting at the time of its merger with Duff & Phelps and was a member of the CVC practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP at the time of its sale to Standard & Poor's. Prior to joining Coopers & Lybrand, Allen worked for an affiliate of Alex Brown and was an actuarial analyst at Kwasha Lipton, a benefit consulting firm.
Allen earned his M.B.A. in Finance, with distinct honors, at Columbia Business School and his B.A. in Economics and Mathematics, cum laude, at Yeshiva University. Allen also successfully completed four professional exams within his tenure as an actuary: multivariable calculus, probability theory, mathematical statistics and numerical equations.