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Ankura Investigations Professionals Recognized by Who’s Who Legal

April 11, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C. – April 11, 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 12 of its professionals have been recognized as leading investigations experts in the 2019 edition of Who’s Who Legal Investigations Expert Witnesses.

“Our investigations professionals possess unparalleled expertise and industry knowledge, working through the most complex financial, bribery, and fraud schemes in the industry,” said Kevin Lavin, Co-President at Ankura. “Utilizing their impressive credentials gleaned from years of experience, combined with Ankura’s leading technology, forensic, and data analytics tools, we are proud to have some of the best experts in the industry. This recognition by Who’s Who Legal is a testament to the high standards of excellence and expert counsel we consistently deliver to clients every day.”

Who’s Who Legal, a leading publication that annually identifies the foremost legal practitioners and consulting experts in business law, has recognized the following Ankura investigations experts from across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas as leading global professionals for their exceptional work across a wide range of high-profile and complex investigations:

Richard Chalk, Managing Director, Financial Crime Investigations & Disputes Data Analytics Expert
Who’s Who Legal says: “Richard Chalk is a stand-out name in the market who is lauded by peers for being ‘extremely good at responding to a crisis’.”

Premjit Dass, Managing Director, Forensic Accounting; Disputes & Investigations; Anti-Bribery & Corruption
Who’s Who Legal says: “Premjit Dass is commended for his ‘attention to detail’ and ‘ability to assess areas of strength and weakness’. Described by clients as ‘a cut above the rest’, he is involved in such issues as accounting manipulation claims and corruption investigations.”

Jean-Michel Ferat, Senior Managing Director, White Collar/Anti-Corruption Investigations & Compliance
Who’s Who Legal says: “Jean-Michel Ferat is a ‘deserved inclusion’, say sources. He is well versed at handling a plethora of matters concerning corruption and fraud.”

Jon Fowler, Managing Director, Technology & Data; eDiscovery, Digital Forensics, & Investigations
Who’s Who Legal says: “The ‘up-and-coming’ Jon Fowler commands great respect from commentators who laud his excellent handling of international financial regulatory investigations.”

Neill Poole, Senior Managing Director, Forensic Accounting; Disputes & Financial Investigations; Expert Witness
Who’s Who Legal says: “Neill Poole continues to win plaudits from sources in the space for his deep understanding of breach of contract and bribery investigations and is well known for his work as an expert witness in subsequent litigation.”

Jacqui Record, Senior Managing Director, International Accounting Expert Witness; Investigations & Forensic Accounting
Who’s Who Legal says: “Jacqui Record is highly regarded by respondents to our research thanks to her excellent ability on fraud and loss-of-profit investigations.”

Antonio Rega, Managing Director, Digital Forensics, eDiscovery, Information Governance; Cybersecurity & Investigations
Who’s Who Legal says: “Antonio Rega is a prominent individual in the space who wins high praise from market commentators for his excellent work on money laundering matters and in eDiscovery.”

John F. Stark, Managing Director, Global Disputes, Investigations, & Compliance
Who’s Who Legal says: “John Stark is a top performer who draws effusive praise from market sources for his broad experience on corporate fraud, accounting irregularities and eDiscovery.”

Jim Vint, Senior Managing Director, Financial Services; Legal & Business Risk; Emerging Technology
Who’s Who Legal says: “Jim Vint is a well-established figure in the market whose practice features superb understanding of data migrations and structured data discovery.”

Martin Wilczynski, Senior Managing Director, Former SEC Enforcement Staff; Forensic Accounting Investigator
Who’s Who Legal says: “Martin Wilczynski is a distinguished practitioner who continues to impress in our research for his broad expertise on anti-corruption reviews and revenue recognition issues.”

Bernard F. Woolfley, Senior Managing Director, Anti-Corruption Investigations & Compliance; Forensic Accounting; Internal Investigations & Litigation
Who’s Who Legal says: “Bernard F. Woolfley is a go-to individual recommended for his wealth of knowledge of money laundering and loan fraud investigations.”

Kevin Lavin continued: “Ankura experts understand the different perspectives of government agencies, private organizations, and stakeholders, and have the wealth of expertise to manage an efficient and effective investigation that addresses the needs and priorities of all parties. The professionals recognized today help drive our firm’s global success with their sophisticated counsel and we are confident they will continue to rise as leaders in the industry.”


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