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Professor Damien Neven, Former Chief Competition Economist at the European Commission, Joins Compass Lexecon

LONDON, June 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that Professor Damien Neven joined the Brussels office of Compass Lexecon, an FTI Consulting subsidiary, as a Senior Consultant and member of the Compass Lexecon Advisory Committee.

Professor Neven is a distinguished academic economist with a particular focus on competition economics and international economic integration. His previous appointments include Senior Academic Consultant to Charles River Associates and Chief Competition Economist at the Directorate General for Competition at the European Commission from 2006 to 2011. During his time at the Commission, he spearheaded the tripling of the Chief Economist Team from approximately 10 professionals to nearly 30 highly trained economists, and played a role in all the key policy and case assessment developments.

In addition to his role with Compass Lexecon, Professor Neven is Professor of Economics at The Graduate Institute, Geneva, and will continue teaching at INSEAD, the University of Brussels, the College of Europe and the University of Lausanne.

“I am delighted to welcome Professor Neven to our team. He brings an outstanding and unique blend of academic, regulatory and consultancy experience, ensuring that he fully understands the competition issues facing both companies and governments alike,” said Jorge Padilla, Senior Managing Director of Compass Lexecon. “We know that his advice will be of great value to both our team and our clients.”

Professor Neven added, "I am really pleased and excited to be joining the team at Compass Lexecon. I know from my own experience of their work just how justified their stellar reputation in the competition world is, and I am greatly looking forward to working with Jorge and his team of outstanding economists."

About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. 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 in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. 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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