37 London based FTI experts recognised in Who's Who Legal

09 August 2017 Consultancy.uk

37 UK-based experts from professional services firm FTI Consulting and its subsidiary Compass Lexecon, an economic consultancy headquartered in Washington DC, have been recognised in the second edition of the Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts guide. The guide is a comprehensive listing of the leading professionals across the globe specialising in economic, forensic and litigation and transactional services.

Who’s Who Legal, a company dedicated to identifying top legal consultancies to help businesses reduce the short-term costs incurred in finding a legal advice, hosted its 2017 awards, naming their picks for top firms in the legal industry, alongside a comprehensive list of individuals in the industry, with FTI dominating on both fronts.

With over 4,600 employees spread across offices in 28 countries, FTI Consulting is one of the globe's larger business advisory firms. The company, which is also the parent of Compass Lexecon, generated $1.81 billion in revenues during the most recent fiscal year.

FTI Consulting won Arbitration Consulting Firm of the Year, Quantum of Damages Firm of the Year, and Consulting Firm of the Year while Patrick McGeehin was named Construction Expert Witness of the Year representing the consultancy as well. Compass Lexecon meanwhile were presented with Competition Economics Firm of the Year, while employee Janusz Ordover received the Competition Economist of the Year accolade, further cementing the two firms’ success among the Who’s Who Legal honours. Other professional service firms to receive commendation from the awards were Grant Thornton, Big Four firm Deloitte, BDO, Navigant, Alvarez & Marsal, Haberman Ilett and Rawlinson & Hunter.

For the second year in a row however, FTI Consulting and Compass Lexecon also dominated the Who’s Who list with the most experts named collectively. Those named represented Corporate Finance & Restructuring, Economic Consulting, Forensic & Litigation Consulting and Technology segments from the companies, and hail from 17 countries around the world. The two firms increased their previous haul from the 98 who were listed in the 2016 incarnation of the Who’s Who list, with 129 professionals recognised this time, while 37 of those belonged to the FTI and Compass Lexecon’s London-based outfits.

Mark Bezant, Chris Osborne, Andrew Durant and Ian Marshall - FTI Consulting

In addition, FTI Consulting and Compass Lexecon had 10 professionals recognised as thought leaders in their fields – with four of these based in the UK. Each working for FTI in London, Senior Managing Director Mark Bezant and Global Segment Leader in Economic Consulting Chris Osborne (Quantum Damages), Senior Managing Director Andrew Durant (Forensic and Litigation consulting accountants) and Managing Director Ian Marshall (Insurance & Reinsurance Experts) all received the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources during the 2017 Who’s Who Legal research period.

“These recognitions are gratifying because they show that our clients and peers recognise both the depth of expertise our leading professionals have and their commitment to collaborating with our clients on the most critical high-stakes investigations, litigations and disputes,” said Steven H. Gunby, President and Chief Executive Officer of FTI Consulting. “With 31 more experts named to the guide in 2017, we once again had more experts listed than any other firm, reflecting FTI Consulting’s ability to attract and develop leading professionals.”

The 37 UK-based experts recognised:

Construction Quantum & Delay
Michael Cross, FTI Consulting, Managing Director — London
Alastair Farr, FTI Consulting, Managing Director — London
Owen Fox, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Christopher Wedrychowski, FTI Consulting, Managing Director — London

Competition Economists
Justin Coombs, Compass Lexecon, Executive Vice President — London
Lorenzo Coppi, Compass Lexecon, Executive Vice President — London
Neil Dryden, Compass Lexecon, Executive Vice President — London
Kirsten Edwards-Warren, Compass Lexecon, Executive Vice President — London
Thilo Klein, Compass Lexecon, Executive Vice President — London

Quantum of Damages
David Ashton, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Mark Bezant, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London*
Justin Coombs, Compass Lexecon, Executive Vice President — London
Lorenzo Coppi, Compass Lexecon, Executive Vice President — London
Neil Dryden, Compass Lexecon, Executive Vice President — London
Richard Edwards, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Greg Harman, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Andrew Mainz, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Noel Matthews, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Meloria Meschi, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Chris Osborne, FTI Consulting, Global Segment Leader, Economic Consulting — London*
Mike Pilgrem, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Navin Waghe, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Christopher Wedrychowski, FTI Consulting, Managing Director — London
Andrew Wynn, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London

Forensic & Litigation Consulting – Accountants
Wayne Anthony, FTI Consulting, Managing Director — London
Mark Bezant, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Andrew Durant, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London*
Julian Glass, FTI Consulting, Managing Director — London
Mark Hunt, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Andrew Mainz, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Matthew Richardson, FTI Consulting, Managing Director — London
Ian Thompson, FTI Consulting, Managing Director — London

Forensic & Litigation Consulting – Digital
Craig Earnshaw, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Christopher Hatfield, FTI Consulting, Senior Director — London
Andrew Kennell, FTI Consulting, Senior Managing Director — London
Ian Smith, FTI Consulting, Managing Director — London

Insurance & Reinsurance Experts
Ian Marshall, FTI Consulting, Managing Director — London*

* Indicates recognition as thought leaders in their field, based on the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources this year.

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