FTI Consulting Expands Its Forensic Accounting & Advisory Services Practice with Five Key Hires
Additions Bolster Depth of Experience in the United States, London and Paris
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the appointments of five professionals in the Company’s Forensic Accounting & Advisory Services (“FAAS”) practice within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment.
“Finance and accounting teams face a growing list of challenges and regulatory requirements, especially as they operate in multiple jurisdictions,” said Neal Hochberg , Global Leader of the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment at FTI Consulting. “The addition of this group furthers our commitment to enhancing our capabilities in the marketplace and providing our clients with access to experts around the world, wherever they may do business.”
Ms. Lhomme has nearly 20 years of experience in financial and risk consulting worldwide. She joins FTI Consulting from Control Risks, where she was the Head of the Compliance, Forensic and Investigation department for Europe and Africa, as well as the Managing Director of the French entity. She has led a variety of complex engagements for corporations and governments, including fraud investigations, worldwide asset searches, anti-money laundering projects and business intelligence assignments, and anti-bribery and corruption due diligence. Ms. Lhomme also has a decade of experience in mergers and acquisitions as well as in financial restructuring. Ms. Lhomme will be based in Paris.
Mr. Pericak joins FTI Consulting from the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), where he was a prosecutor in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) Unit of the Fraud Section. He has more than 15 years of experience handling white-collar matters across various subject areas, including FCPA, fraud, securities, commodities, False Claims Act, money laundering, healthcare and tax. He has more than a decade of experience as a federal prosecutor. Before joining the DOJ, Mr. Pericak was a senior trial attorney for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and prior to that he was a special counsel at the law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. Mr. Pericak will be based in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Webb brings more than 25 years of experience working with financial institutions and in technology and business roles. He joins FTI Consulting from Baringa Partners LLP in London, where he focused on risk and regulatory matters, including MiFID II, conduct risk and foreign exchange remediation. He has worked for institutions ranging from investment banks to interdealer brokers and securities firms. As a former Big Four partner, Mr. Webb brings in-depth consulting skills and line management experience with clients. He will be based in London.
Mr. Okhumale, who joins from Deloitte’s risk and regulatory practice, has more than 10 years of experience advising domestic and international clients on matters relating to anti-corruption, forensic accounting, data analytics, dispute resolution and litigation support. He has performed investigations related to contract disputes, financial statement fraud and various asset misappropriation schemes. Mr. Okhumale also has overseen multiple cross-border FCPA matters in response to DOJ and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) proceedings. He has served clients in several industries, including sports and entertainment, financial services, life sciences, consumer products, hospitality and gaming, manufacturing, and oil and gas. Mr. Okhumale will be based in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Schwager has more than 15 years of experience in forensic accounting and investigations, litigation consulting, and public accounting. He rejoins FTI Consulting from Burgess-Norton Manufacturing Co. He specializes in financial and accounting-based disputes, forensic accounting and investigations, and the measurement of economic damages and business valuation in general commercial litigation. Mr. Schwager will be based in Chicago.
Across a global platform, FTI Consulting’s FAAS professionals assist clients with responding to allegations involving the propriety of accounting and financial reporting, fraud, regulatory scrutiny and anti-corruption inquiries. Multidisciplinary experts address a variety of accounting and compliance issues; analyze and reconstruct corporate books, records and electronic information; and participate in fact-finding interviews. The practice also assists clients in addressing complex accounting, regulatory and auditing issues, including all phases of SEC and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board actions and litigation.
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.78 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2015. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.
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