David Paris joins litigation unit of Alvarez & Marsal

10 March 2015 Consultancy.uk

Alvarez & Marsal has appointed David Paris as a Senior Director in its Economic Litigation Practice. Paris brings 25 years of experience in economic litigation to strengthen the practice and is entrusted to take a hands-on approach to the role.

Key positions held by David Paris include being the Director at Huron Consulting Group for three years, starting in 2005. In 2008 he joined financial advisory firm Stout Risius Ross as the firm’s Managing Director. In 2013 while still at Stout Risius Ross, Paris became a board member at One World Education – a role he still holds today. Paris’ various roles have seen him build-up 25 years’ experience addressing damages and competition issues in complex commercial disputes in US courts and arbitration proceedings – involving issues such as patent and trademark infringement, antitrust violation, breach of contract, business interruption and tortious interference.

David Paris, Alvarez & Marsal

As part of his career Paris has provided expert testimony on damages and competition issues as well as conducting economic market analysis for client in a wide range of industries.

Paris holds a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree in in Economics from The George Washington University.

Alvarez & Marsal
As part of the expansion of its Global Forensic and Dispute Services unit, Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) hired Paris as a Senior Director in its Economic Litigation Practice in Washington, D.C. “David’s expertise in this area [economic litigation] and hands on approach will be invaluable to a range of clients involved in complex intellectual property disputes,” comments Steven Schwartz, who heads the Economic Litigation Practice at Alvarez & Marsal. 

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Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

23 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Sergio Cardoso, Matt Maltz, Jessica Patel, Marc Roberts and Nick Warner have been appointed as partners at Grant Thornton. With the company undergoing a year of transition under new leadership, the new members will help consolidate the firm’s offering as it looks to reach new levels of growth in 2019.

2019 sees Grant Thornton’s UK wing undergoing a process of transformation. As the group looks to ensure its teams “provide the right level of support for profitable growth” and create an environment that “makes it easier for our people to do great work”, the firm has announced a succession of senior appointments across its regional divisions.

In February, this saw Chris Petts and James Bulloss named Partner and Director in the North East and Yorkshire respectively. Now, the UK’s sixth-largest auditing and consulting firm has confirmed the installation of a further five Partners across its UK team.

Sergio Cardoso is a long-standing Grant Thornton employee, having joined from Daniel Auerbach & Company – where he was an Accountant – in 2005. Cardoso rose steadily through the ranks since then, taking up his most recent role as Audit and Assurance Director in 2015. In that role, he focused on dynamic, fast-growing and entrepreneurial private companies, as well as multinational and AIM-listed groups. He now takes up the position of Partner in Grant Thornton’s audit practice.

Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

Nick Warner has been appointed as a partner in Grant Thornton’s VAT team based in London. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in tax to the role, Warner joins the firm from Moore Stephens, where he most recently was VAT Partner, during a five-year stay with the firm. Prior to that, Warner was a Partner in VAT at BDO and PKF UK. He also spent five years at HMRC as a Higher Executive Officer.

Matt Maltz is the first of three Partner appointments in Grant Thornton’s real estate tax division. A former EY Partner in real estate tax, Maltz spent 17 years with the Big Four firm. In his new position with Grant Thornton, he will tackle similar client areas, as a Partner in real estate tax.

Jessica Patel has also been promoted as a Partner in the firm’s real estate tax practice, having been with the firm for more than 15 years. Patel joined Grant Thornton as a trainee in 2003. She is a licensed member of both the Association of Tax Technicians and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. As a Partner, Patel will advise a wide variety of clients ranging from UK property investors and developers to overseas investors and property funds.

Marc Roberts is another Big Four alumnus to join Grant Thornton as a Partner. Roberts exited EY to take up his new position, having been an Associate Partner and real estate advisory lead at the company. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, Roberts also formerly held a Directorship and headed the corporate finance real estate advisory team at fellow Big Four firm PwC.