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

April 16, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C. – April 16, 2019 – Ankura, a leading business advisory and expert services firm that leverages integrated risk management, governance, compliance, investigations, forensics, technology, turnaround and restructuring, and management consulting capabilities, is pleased to announce that 22 of its professionals have been recognized as leading experts in the 2019 edition of Who’s Who Legal Construction Expert Witnesses.

“We are thrilled so many of our professionals have been recognized by clients and other industry experts as leaders in the construction sector,” said Roger Carlile, Chairman and CEO at Ankura. “The recognition by Who’s Who Legal is a testament to the talent and dedication of these Ankura professionals. Across the globe, clients trust our sophisticated analysis and rely on our expert opinion, testimony, and practical advice, and continually call on our professionals for counsel during the times most crucial for their businesses.”

Carlile continued, “With over 200 construction professionals globally, and experience serving clients in over 115 countries, our experts understand the origins, scale, and potential impacts of risks in the execution of any construction activity, which is ultimately essential to the effective management of their clients’ projects. I commend all of our professionals for their remarkable achievement and continuously going above and beyond for their clients each day, helping to drive the collective success of our firm.”

The 22 Ankura professionals recognized by Who’s Who Legal bring decades of unparalleled industry experience, wide-ranging knowledge, and a global perspective to help clients resolve the most challenging issues they face across the world. This year’s Construction Field Leaders include:

Israel Almodovar, Managing Director
Construction Expert Witness & Advisory Services
WWL says: “Israel Almodovar is ‘a very well-known practitioner in the region’ according to sources who credit him with ‘excellent ability’ on delay analysis.”

Peter V. Badala, Senior Managing Director
Construction Cost Audits; Quantum Determinations; Project Risk Assessments
WWL says: “’Big name’ practitioner Peter Badala is a prominent figure in Singapore who receives effusive praise from peers for his work on disruption and loss of productivity claims.”

Darin L. Buchalter,  Senior Managing Director
Executive Leadership; Real Estate Industry Expert
WWL says: “Darin Buchalter is ‘extremely professional and thorough’, with clients stating that he is ‘one of the most knowledgeable and intelligent experts’ they have worked with.”

Ben Burley, Senior Director
Construction Delay Expert
WWL says: “Ben Burley is ‘diligent, proactive and efficient’, and ‘is on top of every detail in complicated cases’, opine interviewees, who also note that he ‘communicates with clients very well’.”

Greg D. Crider, Senior Managing Director
Project Management Consulting & Construction Scheduling/Schedule Analysis
WWL says: “Greg Crider wins plaudits from across the US thanks to his superb ability on major domestic and international construction disputes.”

David Dale, Senior Managing Director
Global Construction Disputes; Delay/Quantum Expert Witness
WWL says: “David Dale receives strong support from peers internationally, with particular praise for his experience in the Middle East.”

Robert W. Davenport, Senior Managing Director
AIA, NCARB: Forensic Architect, Design, & Construction Disputes Testifier
WWL says: “Robert Davenport is a ‘highly capable and reliable expert witness’ who excels on disputes involving high-value and complex construction projects.”

David Dellar, Managing Director
Expert Witness & Delay Analysis, Chartered Structural Engineer

WWL says: “David Dellar is lauded for his ‘thoroughness and expert knowledge of technical issues’ as well as his ‘detailed understanding of delay analysis and strong analytical skills’.”

Toshi Dezaki, Managing Director
Quantum/Damages Testifying Expert; Focus on Construction & Government Contracts
WWL 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.”

Guy Elkington, Senior Managing Director
Construction; Chartered Surveyor; Quantum Expert Witness
WWL says: “Guy Elkington ‘stands out on the list’ according to sources who note that he ‘enjoys a wonderful reputation’ for his work on quantum issues.”

Tony Farrow, Senior Managing Director
Expert Witness, Delay, & Quantum Analysis; Major Project Investigations
WWL says: “Tony Farrow is praised by clients for his responsiveness and his ‘very thorough, systematic and professional method’ in matters such as quantum and delay disputes.”

Matthew Finn, Director
Construction Quantum Expert; Claims; Damages on Construction; Infrastructure
WWL says: “Matthew Finn commands great respect from interviewees who applaud his ‘incredible attention to detail’ and ‘clarity of expression’, noting his ‘ability to work in difficult circumstances’.”

Scott D. Gray, Senior Managing Director
Construction Damages & Quantum Analysis
WWL says: “Scott Gray is a top-notch quantum expert who is described by sources as ‘excellent, with a worldwide practice’.”

Patrick M. Kelly, Managing Director
Civil Engineer & Scheduler; Forensic Schedule Analysis, Delay, & Disruption
WWL says: “Patrick Kelly is ‘an excellent expert’ according to clients who describe him as ‘a go-to Individual’ for forensic schedule delay analysis.”

Colin Marden, Director
Programme & Scheduling Expert Investigations, Analysis, & Advisory
WWL says: “Colin Marden is a top-quality expert with ‘a really sharp mind’ for matters involving issues such as project programming and delay analysis.”

Jon Prudhoe, Senior Managing Director
Asia-Pacific Construction Leader; Delay & Quantum Expert
WWL says: “Jon Prudhoe is described as ‘unflappable and rock solid in defending his reports in cross examination’. Impressed clients comment that ‘his experience in infrastructure projects is immense’.”

Jacqui Record, Senior Managing Director
International Accounting Expert Witness; Investigations & Forensic Accounting
WWL says: “Jacqui Record is ‘a very impressive practitioner’ who commentators state ‘is excellent at forensic accounting for construction disputes’.”

Mamas Stavrou, Managing Director
Construction Disputes; Expert Reports & Testimony
WWL says: “‘Superb expert’ Mamas Stavrou ‘possesses deep technical expertise’ and is ‘adept at handling aggressive cross-examination’, report peers.”

Michael Stokes, Senior Managing Director
Construction Quantum Expert; Complex Variations, Delay, & Disruption; Termination
WWL says: “Michael Stokes is ‘very highly regarded’ for quantum and delay matters, with interviewees lauding him as ‘an excellent expert witness’.”

Paul Taplin, Senior Managing Director
Construction Quantum Expert; Forensic Chartered Quantity Surveyor
WWL says: “Paul Taplin is an outstanding individual who is ‘versatile in his understanding of quantum assessment’ thanks to his experience acting for both owners and contractors.”


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