Juli Saitz
Senior Managing Director

CPA; Commercial Damages & Investigations; Royalty Expert

Juli Saitz is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura and is based in New York. She has 20 years of experience in providing forensic accounting and financial and economic analysis to attorneys in litigation. Juli specializes in commercial disputes matters and has significant experience providing financial consulting services relating to financial analysis and damage analysis in a variety of industries including hospitality, consumer products, manufacturing, and entertainment. She has performed financial analyses relating to profit calculations, additional cost claims, incremental profit analysis, licensing and royalty determinations, manufacturing and marketing capacity, fixed and variable cost analysis, allocation of costs, evaluation of forecasts and projections, and product line profitability.

  • Experience

    Prior to joining Ankura in 2015, Juli was a managing director at FTI Consulting. While at FTI, Juli developed and implemented a global royalty compliance program for a Fortune 100 company to monitor and protect its trademark and patent royalty streams. In post–merger scenarios, she assisted buyers, sellers, and neutral arbitrators in working through capital disputes.

    Juli joined KPMG in 2001 and worked on a wide variety of projects prior to its acquisition by FTI Consulting in 2003. Juli provided economic analysis for one of the country’s largest police unions in an important contract negotiation. She led a large team in connection with a widespread document retrieval exercise as part of a broad discovery request. In addition, Juli worked on a number of patent infringement cases in a variety of industries in support of nationally recognized experts.

    From 2000–2001, Juli worked in Silicon Valley as a senior general ledger accountant for the startup, GetThere.com. In addition to her regular general ledger responsibilities, Juli developed the company’s revenue recognition policies and procedures and implemented a program for managing and depreciating the company’s fixed assets. GetThere.com was acquired by The Sabre Group.

    Juli began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the financial advisory services practice in New York in 1997. As an associate and senior consultant at PwC, she assisted on a variety of matters, including working as part of a court-appointed neutral accounting team in a highly-publicized divorce case, class action settlement administrations, large scale accounting investigations, and full-scope financial statement audits.

  • News & events
  • Insights & innovation
    • “Getting the Royalty Treatment,” IPBA Independent, 9/2016
    • “5 Things to Consider When Negotiating Your Textbook Contract Audit Clause,” The Academic Author, Fall 2016
    • “A Crash Course on Royalty Audits,” IPBA Independent, 5/2016
    • “How to Decode a Royalty Statement,” Authors Guild Bulletin, Fall 2015
    • “How to Deconstruct and Decipher Royalty Statements,” The Academic Author, Fall 2015
  • In the community

    • Her Justice
    • NY Cares