FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that John J. Huber has been appointed as a senior managing director within the firm's Forensic and Litigation Consulting (FLC) business segment. In his role, Mr. Huber will focus on expert witness work, forensic accounting advisory and restatement matters on behalf of FTI Consulting clients across the globe, as well as entities subject to deferred prosecution agreements and monitorships. He will be based in Washington, DC.
Mr. Huber was a senior partner at the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP for 24 years, where he specialized in corporate and securities law. Mr. Huber is a former director of the US Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance. During his 11 years at the SEC, he was responsible for the Division's rule-making program for the integrated disclosure system, shelf registration, going private and the first permanent rules governing tender offers. He supervised the Division's review and comment process of filings by public companies.
Commenting on the appointment, Neal Hochberg, global leader of the Forensic and Litigation Consulting business segment of FTI Consulting said, "John is widely known and highly respected throughout corporate America and within the foreign private issuer community, and we are thrilled to have him join our growing FLC segment. John's influence on general counsels, audit committee members, boards of directors and prominent lawyers will help FTI Consulting to expand our reach into these important markets."
"The SEC's increased emphasis on enforcement and disclosure presents a number of opportunities where our firm can provide value," said Dominic Di Napoli, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, FTI Consulting. "John is uniquely positioned to help us navigate our clients through these complex situations, and we are extremely pleased to have him join our firm."
A frequent speaker at securities law and accounting conferences, Mr. Huber is an editor of The Practitioner's Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, published by the American Bar Association. He is a former chairman of the ABA's Subcommittee on Securities Registration and the ABA's Task Force on Regulation FD as well as a former member of the NASD's Corporate Finance Committee.
Mr. Huber is listed in the 2011 Edition of Washington DC's Best Lawyers survey in the Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Law categories. Mr. Huber is also ranked in the highest category by Chambers and Partners for his advisory work on securities regulation. He was also named as one of the world's leading practitioners in Corporate Governance by the International Who's Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers 2010.
The FTI Consulting Forensic and Litigation Consulting business segment provides law firms, corporations and governments around the globe with a complete range of forensic, investigative, data analytic and litigation services.
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,600 employees located in most major business centers in the world, we work closely with clients every day to anticipate, illuminate, and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management and restructuring. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.