Michael W. Swan
Curriculum Vitae


Michael Swan is a Director in Global Royalty Audits Inc ("GRA"). Prior to co-founding GRA in 2004, Michael cofounded and was a Vice President at a boutique forensic firm that offered licensing management services. Prior to cofounding this boutique firm, Michael was a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1997 to 2001 and an Associate at Faust, Rabbach & Oppenheim Law Firm from 1995 to 1997.

Relevant Intellectual Property Experience

Royalty Auditing Services:

During course of the last seven (7) years, performed royalty related consulting services on a national and multinational basis, including approximately one hundred (100) royalty examinations. Industries serviced include software, hardware, bio-technical, chemical, consumer products, pharmaceutical, publishing and professional athletes.

Dispute analysis consulting:

Litigation consulting on accounting, financial and business issues. Engagements have covered intellectual property disputes, contract dispute analysis involving partnership, joint venture and license agreements, forensic accounting, and audit malpractice.

Audit and business advisory services:

Responsible for engagements covering financial statement audits of national and multinational corporations, acquisition reviews and advisory services relating to internal controls, financial reporting and accounting systems.

Legal services:

Responsible for drafting and reviewing documents critical to licensing and financing arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and reporting requirements, as well as prospecting and administering investment portfolios, insuring compliance with national and international regulations and representing clients before the S.E.C.


  • Certified Public Accountant;
  • Massachusetts State Bar Association;
  • New York State Bar Association;
  • JD - Syracuse University College of Law, Magna Cum Laude, 1994;
  • BA in Accounting — Santa Clara University, 1988

Industry Memberships

  • Licensing Executives Society — member and former Chapter Co-Chairman

Contact Details

Michael can be contacted by phone at (201) 694-8109.

If you have any questions or require further details of our services, please do not hesitate to contact us for an initial consultation without charge or obligation.