Thomas Pannell

Partner, PKF O’Connor Davies Advisory LLC

“As a trusted advisor, my goal is to understand and help resolve complex issues.”

Tom Pannell works in the Firm’s Forensic, Litigation and Valuation Services practice and has nearly 25 years of experience spearheading financial forensics investigations and responding to complex crisis events, including white collar crime, disputes, misconduct and anti-bribery and corruption incidents.

His background encompasses work across industry sectors and for Fortune 500 clients and beyond. Through countless engagements, he has provided a wide variety of services, including global forensic audit and investigation support, due diligence, litigation support, restatements, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations, eDiscovery, computer forensics and compliance monitoring. He also has assisted clients in enhancing fraud and compliance programs with a focus on effective and practical compliance measures to fit clients’ risk profiles.

Tom has presented to regulators such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, Department of Treasury, Department of Defense, Federal Bureau of Investigations, audit and special committees, boards of directors and other stakeholders.

Before joining the Firm, Tom was a Partner at one of the “Big Four” accounting firms, and most recently served as a Managing Director and the Head of Forensic Accounting for a global risk advisory firm.

Professional Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)


  • Certified Public Accountant (New York)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner