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Two Ankura Professionals Recognized in the 2019 Edition of Who’s Who Legal Insurance & Reinsurance Expert Witnesses

May 23, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C. – May 23, 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 two Ankura Senior Managing Directors, Kevin O’Toole and Patrick J. McGrath, have been recognized as leading insurance claims consulting experts in the 2019 edition of Who’s Who Legal Insurance & Reinsurance Expert Witnesses.

Who’s Who Legal is a leading publication that annually identifies the foremost consulting experts and legal practitioners in business law. Based upon comprehensive, independent research, Who’s Who Legal identifies leading experts and firms of the year in each of its featured practice areas, including insurance and reinsurance.

“I am thrilled to again be recognized by Who’s Who Legal,” said Patrick McGrath, Senior Managing Director. “It’s an honor to have received this distinction for the sixth year in a row and a testament to the hard work of my team and the breadth and depth of services we can provide to clients. With experience comes intuitive solutions to solve the most complex challenges in the field, and that is exactly what we do and pride ourselves on every day at Ankura.”

Based in Ankura’s Chicago office, Mr. McGrath is a member of the firm’s global disputes and economics practice. Mr. McGrath supports clients facing significant challenges with product liabilities, mass torts, environmental pollution, and class action lawsuits. Additionally, he provides world class data analytics, damage allocation modeling, future liability forecasting, predictive modeling, and claims management services to companies facing complex or high-volume liability claims.

“I am honored to be recognized by our clients and other industry experts as a leader in the insurance advisory space,” said Kevin O’Toole, Senior Managing Director. “I owe this recognition to the collaborative culture at Ankura and the talented colleagues I have the pleasure of working with each and every day. Our firm’s encouraging environment of shared perspectives and collective expertise is the tool that has enabled me to serve my clients.”

Based in Ankura’s Dallas office, Mr. O’Toole is a member of the firm’s global construction practice – forensic accounting and claims consulting team. Mr. O’Toole brings extensive experience in forensic accounting as well as the measurement and preparation of losses relating to business interruptions, property damage, cyber breaches, product recalls, product liability, and fidelity claims.

“We are extremely proud and honored to have Kevin and Patrick featured in Who’s Who Legal and I congratulate them both on the well-deserved recognition,” said Darin L. Buchalter, Senior Managing Director. “With decades of experience supporting clients, Kevin and Patrick have honed their crafts and become leading experts in insurance claims consulting. Both are incredibly passionate about their trades and are dedicated to helping clients navigate some of their most complex business challenges. They join 20 arbitration, data, and technology professionals, 12 investigations professionals, and 22 construction professionals, all named by Who’s Who Legal as experts in their practice at Ankura, which was recently recognized as Construction Expert Witness Firm of Year, and we are lucky to have them as part of our family.”

To learn more about both Mr. O’Toole’s and Mr. McGrath’s expertise and Ankura’s distinct advisory capabilities, please visit


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