FTI Consulting Strengthens its Public Affairs Practice with the Addition of Nationally Recognized American Indian Law and Public Policy Expert

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the appointment of Barry Brandon as a Managing Director in the firm's Public Affairs practice within the Strategic Communications segment. He will be based in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Brandon brings more than 20 years of experience serving at the intersection of Native American business and public policy to FTI Consulting. Working as both a senior federal official and in the private sector, he has represented American Indian tribes and businesses at both the state and national levels on issues of law, policy, risk management, economic development, taxation and regulatory compliance. In his new role within FTI Consulting's Public Affairs practice, Mr. Brandon will focus on matters related to American Indian tribes' business and government.

"Barry is nationally known, both inside and outside of Indian Country, as a trusted advisor for his distinguished work on behalf of American Indian and Alaska Native people and businesses," said Tom Crawford, Senior Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting. "He brings a new area of expertise to our Public Affairs offering, extending our overarching commitment to advancing and protecting the interests of clients in highly regulated industries."

Prior to his role at FTI Consulting, Mr. Brandon served as President of Hvmken Consulting, where he provided a broad range of consulting services to a diverse client base that included federally recognized Indian tribes, a national financial services association, international and national developers, investors and manufacturers. Previously, he also served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel to the Seneca Gaming Corporation, one of the United States' largest tribally-owned resort casinos, and was also a partner at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, where he was a founding member of the firm's American Indian Law and Policy Practice Group. Mr. Brandon's public sector experience includes work as Chief of Staff and General Counsel at the National Indian Gaming Commission, and Deputy Director at the United States Department of the Interior, serving in the Secretary's Indian Water Rights Office.

"Having served on the forefront of the economic development of American Indian industry, I have a strong understanding of the unique needs and interests of American Indian business and look forward to building partnerships with my network and FTI Consulting," said Mr. Brandon. "With an unmatched offering and expertise in the areas of government affairs, legislation, government contracting and forensic accounting, FTI Consulting possesses the breadth and depth of services that add significant value to Indian Country."

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 4,200 employees located in 26 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 $1.65 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2013. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.

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