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FTI Consulting Professionals Recognized as Leading Expert Witnesses in International Arbitration

Firm Maintains Top Position with 49 Expert Witnesses Recognized

Seven Professionals Named the Most Highly Regarded Experts in Europe and North America

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) today announced that the firm has maintained its top position on Global Arbitration Review’s Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2017 list. 

FTI Consulting topped the list for the seventh consecutive year with 49 expert witnesses from the firm’s Economic Consulting segment, including its subsidiary Compass Lexecon, and its Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment. Global Arbitration Review’s Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2017 list includes 212 of the world’s most highly regarded arbitration damages and valuation practitioners from 61 firms and universities. The list is published every year and is based on a survey of top law firms as well as independent lawyers.

Forty-nine expert witnesses are the most professionals ever recognized from FTI Consulting and Compass Lexecon, and represent the most professionals ever recognized from one collective firm. Thirteen experts were recognized for the first time on this year’s list, the most among all firms and universities. In addition to having more expert witnesses recognized than any other firm, FTI Consulting and Compass Lexecon had seven professionals named to Global Arbitration Review’s Most Highly Regarded Individuals list, which identifies the 20 most recognized professionals in the field, according to client and peer feedback.

FTI Consulting professionals named to Global Arbitration Review’s Most Highly Regarded Individuals list include Mark Bezant, Chris Osborne and Mike Pilgrem, who are Senior Managing Directors based in London, James Nicholson, a Senior Managing Director based in Paris, and Howard Rosen, a Senior Managing Director in Toronto. Compass Lexecon professionals named to the Most Highly Regarded Individuals list include Manuel Abdala, Executive Vice President based in Washington, D.C., and Pablo Spiller, a Senior Consultant in New York.

“Our experts continue to be recognized by the international legal community,” said Steven H. Gunby, President and Chief Executive Officer of FTI Consulting. “Maintaining the top position on this list for the seventh consecutive year is reflective of why corporates, governments and law firms call on us when they need the best experts. Moreover, having 13 new additions to this year’s list from FTI Consulting and Compass Lexecon is a testament to our ability to continue to attract, grow and support the most talented professionals.”

Nominees for Global Arbitration Review’s Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration lists are selected based on a comprehensive, independent survey of both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are candidates. Individuals selected for this elite list possess an outstanding depth of knowledge in their area of expertise. These professionals also are recognized for their skill in giving expert oral evidence in commercial arbitrations, encompassing examination in chief, cross examination and, increasingly, witness conferencing.

FTI Consulting and Compass Lexecon expert witnesses named to Global Arbitration Review’s Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2017 list include the following:

FTI Consulting

Compass Lexecon

*Expert witnesses named to this list every year since its inception in 2010.
 **Expert witnesses also included in the 2016 Who’s Who Legal Canada list.

About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,600 employees located in 29 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $1.78 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2015. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.


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