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Dispute Advisory Services

FTI Consulting synthesizes financial, competitive and industry information to help clients unravel challenging financial and economic issues in commercial disputes. Our global team of senior professionals provides valuable insight and clarity during every stage of a contested matter, from early case assessment and discovery to case strategy, damages analysis and settlement services. We are highly skilled at communicating our findings through expert testimony in various settings, including federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration and mediation proceedings.

Our Service Offerings

Securities Accounting & Regulatory Enforcement

FTI Consulting professionals provide support for economic damages and class certification; related analyses for securities, antitrust, consumer fraud and other class actions; and complex litigation and investigations pertaining to federal securities laws and DOJ/SEC enforcement and compliance. We are highly experienced in disputes involving financial reporting issues, accounting irregularities, internal controls, insider-trading allegations, market manipulation, broker dealer disputes involving unsuitability, churning and best execution.

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Valuation, Solvency & Acquisition Disputes

FTI Consulting professionals are highly experienced in asset and business valuation, pre/post-acquisition disputes (working capital, benefit of the bargain, earn-outs, material adverse change), ability to pay, corporate unity/alter ego, fraudulent conveyance, and solvency.

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International Arbitration

FTI Consulting has global experience and deep industry expertise in the arbitration process, including valuation and damages qualifications.

Intellectual Property

FTI Consulting has extensive experience in intellectual property challenges, including patent infringement, theft of trade secrets, International Trade Commission investigations (domestic industry and public interest), trademark and copyright infringement, false advertising, royalty compliance, valuation, and due diligence.

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Commercial Disputes

FTI Consulting professionals help assess economic damages (i.e., unjust enrichment, lost profits, royalty, or diminution in value) related to contract, distributor, joint venture and franchise disputes, lender liability, professional malpractice, unfair business practices, and tortious interference. We provide research and analysis of regulatory, organizational, and competitive actions on market and firm performance.

Our service offerings include:

  • Business Insurance Claims
    Our Business Insurance Claims professionals have assisted clients in preparing hundreds of large claims totaling billions of dollars. We are well respected by both policy holders and insurance companies because we prepare comprehensive, logical and well-documented claims that result in reasonable insurance claim settlements. In addition to preparing claims, we have served as testifying experts on many large insurance coverage litigation matters. We also assist our clients on pre-loss matters, such as business interruption values and maximum probable loss studies. Our experts are often invited to speak at insurance conferences such as RIMS and have published many articles on insurance claims topics.

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Financial Products

FTI Consulting professionals have extensive financial experience with investment suitability, fair value, derivatives, mortgage-backed securities, high frequency trading, mutual fund and hedge fund disputes (brokerage fee and market timing issues), and subprime lending (valuation of subprime portfolios and other structured finance products).

Labor & Employment

FTI Consulting Labor & Employment professionals have vast experience dealing with claims related to discrimination, wrongful termination, executive compensation, trade secret theft, both class actions and single plaintiff disputes, and employee/independent contractor status cases. We provide extensive economic and statistical analyses of compensation (wage & hourly rates).

Our service offerings include:

  • Class action expertise and statistical analysis (age, gender, race discrimination)
  • Expertise with large data sets; extensive analytic abilities
  • Executive compensation expertise
  • Private company valuation of employee stock options and equity awards
  • Work with top academic experts and former regulators
  • Access to more than 400,000 industry experts

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Key Contacts

Christopher P. Gerardi

Senior Managing Director, Co-Leader of Dispute Advisory Services

Vincent A. Thomas

Senior Managing Director, Co-Leader of Dispute Advisory Services

Eric Poer

Senior Managing Director, Co-Leader of Dispute Advisory Services