Faculty: Jorge Amador

Jorge Amador

Adjunct Professor

For over 15 years, Jorge A. Amador has prosecuted class actions and private actions on behalf of defrauded investors, particularly in the area of accounting fraud.  Previously he served as the Director of Forensic Accounting of one of the nation’s largest securities litigation firms, where he led a group of accounting professionals that investigated private securities lawsuits involving complex financial issues.  He has participated in the litigation of highly complex accounting scandals involving some of America's largest corporations including Enron, Tyco, Rite Aid, Countrywide, and Xerox.

 Prior to beginning a legal career, Jorge was a practicing CPA where he directed audits of public companies and closely-held businesses, ranging from financial services to construction companies.  In addition, he led a variety of engagements including due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, investigations related to white-collar crime and consulted and/or testified in business disputes involving valuation issues and piercing of the corporate veil.

 He was an adjunct lecturer at Baruch College in New York, where he has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in Financial Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis and Forensic Accounting.  He has also been a speaker and the co-chair of the Practicing Law Institute's Accounting for Lawyers 2-day conference.

 Jorge is a member of the Bar of California, a Certified Public Accountant, and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).  He graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting) from Norwich University and earned his J.D. from Concord School of Law.  He is also fluent in Spanish.