September 16, 2022
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 for their work. Ankura supports our clients by providing valuable insights and expertise across a range of situations and delivering measurable and meaningful results to help our clients as they navigate challenges and seize opportunities in an increasingly complex and global environment.
This recognition of our expertise in Forensic Accounting, Construction: Quantum and Delay, Construction: Quantum and Financial Advisory and Valuation, Data and e-Discovery, Digital Forensics and Asset Recovery is a testament to Ankura’s ability to assist clients to Protect, Create, and Recover Value.
Who’s Who Legal is a leading publication that annually identifies the foremost legal practitioners and consulting experts in business law through: nominations, an in-depth database, peer references, and extensive research. Those ranked the highest in their practice areas by Who’s Who Legal’s database are included in its list of leading consulting experts.
This year’s leading experts include:
Amanda Jo Amadon
WWL says: Amanda Jo Amadon is relied upon for her “ability to establish a terrific grasp of the facts of the case” and “impressively presenting her opinions to a tribunal.”
WWL says: Amy Gonce is “widely recognised” for her top-tier handling of a broad range of forensic accounting matters, including analysis, technical accounting, and review of internal controls.
WWL says: Bernard Woolfley is singled out by respondents as a top-tier forensic accountant, who brings over 25 years’ experience in fraud investigations and other white-collar crime matters.
Greg D. Crider
WWL says: Greg Crider is an established name in the construction expert market, who is “insightful, disciplined and effective in schedule analysis on complex projects.”; Greg Crider is recognised by peers as “a well-regarded expert” in financial advisory matters.; Greg Crider has built a standout experts practice, with peers readily endorsing his adept approach to valuation and quantum issues across a wide range of construction project issues.
WWL says: Peers appreciate Israel Almodovar for his “impressive ability to conduct in-depth analyses and clearly pinpoint the relevant issues.”; WWL says: Israel Almodovar is a favourite among peers and clients, who say that “not only is his acute analysis really impressive, but the way he presents his findings is also notable.”
WWL says: Jason Flemmons is endorsed by peers for his wealth of knowledge running forensic accounting investigations and financial statement audits for publicly traded and privately owned companies.
WWL says: Jean-Michel Ferat comes “highly recommended” for his “responsiveness and ability to make complex accounting issues simple, identifying issues that others could not.”
WWL says: John Stark is a favorite among peers and clients when it comes to digital forensic matters. He brings over 20 years of experience with cyber and privacy issues in a range of sectors.
WWL says: Linda MacDonald is lauded as “an outstanding subject matter expert” by peers in the market.
WWL says: Mark Clews is a highly respected digital forensic expert among peers, with over 17 years of experience conducting complex analyses in digital investigations.
Martin S. Wilczynski
WWL says: Martin Wilczynski is a top notch expert with “impressive analytical skills” and the “ability to explain complex issues in a straightforward fashion.”
Patrick M. Kelly
WWL says: Patrick Kelly garners praise for his business-savvy approach and resourcefulness resolving major transnational deals within tight deadlines.
Peter V. Badala
WWL says: Peter Badala is a highly respected name in the construction market, with “excellent experience in the energy space in particular.”
WWL says: Rick Ostiller has built an impressive forensic expert practice, and is recommended by sources as “a strong forensic accountant.”
Robert W. Davenport
WWL says: Robert Davenport enjoys wide acclaim as a construction expert among peers in the US market. He has over 35 years of experience with design and construction disputes.
Scott D. Gray
WWL says: Scott Gray is lauded by market commentators as “an experienced quantum expert” who is “knowledgeable in international work and government contracts issues.”
WWL says: Toshi Dezaki enjoys a sterling reputation as an expert who provides “excellent written work product and presentation skills.”
WWL says: Amit Jaju receives considerable recommendations for his practice and is lauded for “his mind-blowing technical knowledge”. One peer adds, “Amit is one of the most skilled digital forensic practitioners in the market.”
WWL says: Anne Connolly receives considerable recommendations for her practice and is lauded for being “very responsive and very sharp.”
WWL says: Chris Clark is credit by peers and clients alike for his deep construction expertise, with sources highlighting him as” an excellent competitor” in the market.
WWL says: Jon Prudhoe receives comprehensive endorsements from commentators, and is known for being “extremely efficient with quick turnaround times.”; Sources comment that Jon Prudhoe’s “unique strength is that he does both quantum and delay, and he does both of them very well.”; Jon Prudhoe receives extensive acclaim from market commentators, who point out that “whatever difficult question Jon is put, he answers them very professionally.”
WWL says: Kevin is a formidable construction expert whose “flexibility and sensitivity to the team dynamics is something that is well appreciated by clients.”
WWL says: Neill Poole wins extensive favour from sources, thanks to his “superb performance at oral hearings and ability to withstand rigorous cross-examinations.”; Neill Poole is “a good forensic accountant with a breadth of knowledge” in regulatory audits, business valuations and investigations, particularly with an Asia-Pacific element; Neill Poole is held in high esteem by respondents thanks to his “clarity of opinion, common sense approach, willingness to get into details and persuasiveness with the tribunal.”
WWL says: Peter Glanville “goes out of his way to understand the challenges faced by my company and is able to provide proactive advice” thanks to his “excellent knowledge,” lauds one source.
WWL says: Premjit Dass is identified by peers as a key name in Singapore when it comes to forensic investigations. He brings over 20 years of experience to clients’ matters.
Europe, the Middle East and Africa
WWL says: Andrew Caldwell enjoys a strong reputation among peers, who recognize him as “a very experienced and sensible expert.”
WWL says: Andrew Kennell is a distinguished digital forensic expert who receives comprehensive endorsements from peers for his work in the digital investigations space.
WWL says: David Dearman is a top tier forensic expert who is “cool and composed under cross-examination.”; David Dearman enjoys extensive acclaim as an expert who “has lots of experience and is hugely responsive.”
WWL says: The “great” David Dellar “knows his stuff and is easy to work with.”; One source highlights, “He produces impressive graphical illustrations for delay analysis”.
WWL says: “Top-drawer expert” Guy Elkington is “fantastic” and “widely endorsed by peers” who find him “very good to work with as an opposing expert.”
WWL says: Jacqui record impresses peers and clients alike with her expert practice, and is described as “a very skilled” practitioner.; The “fantastic” Jacqui Record enjoys wide acclaim as a construction expert among peers as “a stand out expert in the construction field.”; Jacqui Record proves her “competence” sitting amongst “top-tier” practitioners who celebrate her ability to assimilate and translate large volume of data into digestible expert witness reports in high-profile disputes; Jacqui Record is credited by peers and clients alike for her deep asset recovery expertise, with sources highlighting her as “an excellent practitioner” in the market.
WWL says: Jon Fowler is “responsive, down to earth and a real team player particularly strong in dealing with technical details and coming up with innovative solutions to problems.”; Jon Fowler “makes constructive and pragmatic suggestions to get the result for each particular client.” He “understands the commercial bigger picture, which helps him to deliver a service befitting to clients’ needs, on time and on budget.”
WWL says: Mamas Stavrou is identified as the consummate construction expert by peers in the UK market, and brings over 25 years of experience with quantum analyses and disputes to her clients’ matters.
WWL says: Matthew Finn is “an excellent expert” who is “fantastic at seeing the woods through the trees and getting to the bigger picture quickly.” His “commercial common sense adds real value for clients” and his work is “comprehensive, reliable and authoritative.
Michael C. Stokes
WWL says: Michael Stokes enjoys extensive recommendations for his quantum damages expertise, and is appreciated for “his opinions, which are well explained and detailed with supporting information backing up his valuation.”; Michael Stokes is a prominent name in the construction expert market, with peers confirming that he has “excellent knowledge and expertise in quantum matters.”
WWL says: Paul Taplin is an established name in the expert market, and is “good under the pressure of cross-examination.”
WWL says: Paul Walker is a standout digital forensic expert, who receives extensive recommendations from peers for his work on e-discovery, digital forensics and data privacy issues.
Richard Indge is held in high esteem by energy, mining, construction and financial services providers as they highlight his astute quantum analysis in litigation proceedings.; Richard Indge is singled out by sources for his impeccable expertise acting as expert witness in a variety of matters, from forensic accounting, investigations and financial advisory issues to damage valuations.
WWL says: Robert Capper is described by sources as “a very responsive and reliable expert” and “a pleasure to work with”.
WWL says: Scott Jardine is an “excellent and experienced” expert “always on top of the details” and produces “good quality output”.
WWL says: Stephen Sandles maintains a sterling construction expert practice, and has over 13 years of experience advising government organisations, developers and contractors on quantum issues.
WWL says: Sources bank safely on Tanya Gross’ “very timely and clear” advice in the full gamut of digital discovery matters, including data analytics, cybersecurity, and regulatory disclosure operations.; Tanya Gross is highly sought after by a broad base of private and public sector clients, as she tactfully translates large volume of data into actionable insights in tangled disputes.
WWL says: Peers and clients say: “Tom has strong technical knowledge but also a practical approach.”; “Mr Francis has an excellent command of the theoretical and practical issues associated with delays to construction programmes.”; “He is able to explain issues clearly and succinctly.”
WWL says: The “analytical, thorough and easy-going” Tony Farrow “combines his extensive reserve of industry knowledge” with “solid analytical acuity, considerable clarity in communicating the elements of his reasoning and a genuine interest in any key additional facts.”
WWL says: Volker Schmitz leaves sources “impressed by his expertise in analyzing infrastructure construction projects” and his “knowledge of the applicable construction law.”