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Toshi Dezaki

Senior Managing Director

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2000 K Street NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

+1.202.973.2400 Main
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Toshi Dezaki is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura with 20 years of national and international consulting experience in construction and government contracting related issues. Toshi provides project advisory services during the course of construction and also analyzes and reviews construction claims post project completion in mediation, arbitration (including international arbitration), and trial. He is based in Washington, DC and Miami.


Toshi’s construction and government contracting project experience spans a variety of industry sectors including energy, entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, infrastructure, oil and gas, power, marine, residential, telecommunication, and transportation. A large portion of this experience also includes addressing issues related to the allocation of damages between parties including insurance carriers, insured parties, and others as well as surety bonds, principals, and obligees.

Toshi has assisted clients and counsel with many types of construction cost analyses, including changes in scope, lost productivity, acceleration, cost categorization reviews, cost variance analyses, reimbursable contract cost reviews, and jobsite/home office overhead cost allocation. He has also performed construction audits, reconciliations, change order cost and documentation reviews, forensic accounting, fact finding investigations, and reasonableness reviews.

Toshi’s experience address issues related to alleged defective construction, errors and omissions, builder’s risk, differing site conditions, inclement weather, breaches of contract, additional work requests, terminations for convenience/default, contractor abandonment, changed scope of work, delay, disruption, and various owner/developer, contractor, subcontractor, and vendor issues.

  • MBA, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
  • BS, United States Military Academy at West Point
Honors & Awards
  • Who’s Who Legal says: “The ‘excellent’ Toshi Dezaki is someone who clients state they ‘would return to without hesitation’. His practice features broad experience on construction cost analysis.”
  • Who’s Who Legal, Construction
  • Who’s Who Legal, Consulting Experts (Construction – Quantum & Delay)
  • American Bar Association, Associate

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September 16, 2022

45 Ankura Advisors Acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal as Leading Consulting Experts

Ankura is pleased to announce that 45 of its professionals have been named among the top professional advisors worldwide in the Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts 2022 list. This ranking exemplifies Ankura’s depth of multidisciplinary advisory experience across various sectors and geographies with experts from Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas receiving recognition ...

May 2, 2022

Outstanding Ankura Construction Experts Acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal

Ankura is pleased to announce that 20 of its professionals have been named among the top construction advisors worldwide in the Who’s Who Legal: Construction 2022 list. This ranking demonstrates Ankura experts’ decades of unparalleled industry experience, wide-ranging knowledge, and global perspective to help clients resolve the most challenging issues they face around the world. ...

September 1, 2021

40 Ankura Professional Advisors Recognized by Who’s Who Legal as Leading Consulting Experts

Ankura is home to industry-leading talent as underscored by the recognition of 40 professional advisors as leading consulting experts in the world by an annual award program.

June 10, 2021

Ankura Experts Recognized as Top Construction Advisors by Who’s Who Legal

Ankura offers clients premier industry talent as 18 of Ankura's professionals are recognized as the top construction advisors in the world by annual ward program.

July 8, 2019

44 of Ankura’s Global Professionals Recognized by Who’s Who Legal as Consulting Experts

44 Ankura professionals from the U.S., U.K., U.A.E., Singapore, and Hong Kong are recognized as consulting experts by annual award program.

April 16, 2019

Ankura Construction Professionals Recognized as Construction Leaders by Who’s Who Legal

22 Ankura professionals are recognized as leading construction experts by an annual award program.

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