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Leading Intellectual Property Expert Shankar Iyer Joins Compass Lexecon

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) today announced that Shankar (“Sean”) Iyer has joined its subsidiary, Compass Lexecon LLC, as an Executive Vice President. He will be based in Washington, D.C., and New York.

Mr. Iyer will focus on high-stakes litigation in intellectual property, antitrust and competition, consumer fraud and product liability, and other complex commercial disputes. He joins from Cornerstone Research, where he led the firm’s Intellectual Property practice.

“Adding Sean is an incredibly exciting development for us,” said Daniel Fischel, Chairman and President of Compass Lexecon. “Having Sean as part of our firm along with his network of other intellectual property and marketing and consumer behavior experts will greatly expand our capability to serve our clients across the United States, particularly in Silicon Valley, and internationally.”

Mr. Iyer has worked on patent and other intellectual property cases before the International Trade Commission, in U.S. federal courts and in Indian High Courts. He has extensive experience in the global “smartphone war” litigations and numerous federal court cases involving software features, cellular communications, cable and satellite TV, remote data storage, secure internet communications, sensors, pharmaceutical products and medical devices.

He frequently works on matters that are at the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust. In addition to patent litigation, Mr. Iyer has managed high-profile trademark and trade dress cases, as well as rate-setting proceedings at the Copyright Royalty Board. He also has extensive experience working with marketing and consumer behavior experts in consumer fraud, product liability litigation, Federal Trade Commission deceptive advertising matters and Internal Revenue Service disputes.

Mr. Iyer said, “I am thrilled to join the Compass Lexecon team and look forward to working with an extraordinary group of experts and consultants to serve the firm’s clients.”

Mr. Iyer has a master’s in Economics from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s of science (Hons.) in Economics from Presidency College in Kolkata, India.

The addition of Mr. Iyer is the latest senior hire for Compass Lexecon. Dr. Lassaad (“Adel”) Turki joined Compass Lexecon as a Senior Managing Director in Washington, D.C. and New York in May 2017 from Cornerstone Research, where he led the firm’s domestic and international finance practice. Clients have retained Dr. Turki to analyze class certification, merits and damage issues in hundreds of securities fraud lawsuits. He has performed economic studies on major financial issues to assist defendants facing investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Department of Justice and other regulatory agencies. He also has been retained to assist with internal investigations involving insider trading, front running and Ponzi scheme allegations.

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 28 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 $1.81 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2016. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.


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