Our Team

David T. Sawyer
CPA.CFF.CITP, CIA, CFE, CAMS, CGMA, LPI

As a forensic accountant and financial crimes investigator for civil litigation and criminal prosecution, David Sawyer has served as consulting or testifying expert in approximately 300 investigations involving fraud, corruption, financial damages and a variety of other legal disputes.  He has provided expert witness testimony in more than twenty of those matters.  David served a key role in developing software designed as an early warning system to detect red flags of fraud, waste, abuse and white-collar crime.  He has also worked as an advisor on the global initiative to combat, prevent and detect multi-national economic and military espionage, as well as the proliferation of WMD, terrorist financing and money laundering.

Previously, David was a partner with a Top 50 Regional CPA / Advisory Firm and managing consultant with forensic units of two Big Four accounting firms.  Also a former internal auditor for Fortune 500 corporations, Mr. Sawyer still regularly consults with organizations on improvements of internal controls, as well as fraud prevention and detection.  His clients have included law enforcement and prosecutors, senior executives and managers, boards of directors, audit committees, general counsel, attorneys and litigators for governments, publicly-traded global corporations and privately-owned businesses.  Sawyer is also a licensed private investigator.

David is a Board Member Emeritus of the Georgia Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners, where he was elected president four times.  Currently, he is a member of the Fraud and Forensic Services Advisory Council for the Georgia Society of CPA’s and is also Co-Chairman for the Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).  David is a member of InfraGard and Business Executives for National Security (BENS).  For BENS, he is a member of the Executive Committee and is Chairman of the Special Projects Committee for the Southeastern United States.  He has served as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer in Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting on numerous occasions.  David is a graduate of Auburn University and has addressed thousands of professionals and students on the topic of fraud examination, financial investigations and forensic accounting.  He is a published author and has provided expert commentary for the Atlanta news media affiliates of ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and NPR.


For a current and complete copy of Mr. Sawyer’s full expert witness bio, please contact him by e-mail: david.sawyer@sawyerforensic.com