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Ankura’s Arbitration, Data and Technology Professionals Recognized As Field Leaders By Who’s Who Legal

December 10, 2018

WASHINGTON D.C. – December 10, 2018 – 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 20 experts from its arbitration and data and technology teams have been recognized for their expertise in the 2019 edition of Who’s Who Legal. Additionally, three of Ankura’s experts, Jon Prudhoe, Tanya Gross, and Richard Chalk, have been further acknowledged as Global Elite Thought Leaders.

Ankura’s talented professionals have been named for the depth of their industry knowledge and their contributions to their respective fields. With 20 experts, the firm holds the second most listings in the Data Experts Analysis list. The recognition of Ankura’s professionals by Who’s Who Legal is a testament to the quality and level of excellence that the firm’s experts bring to each and every situation to help clients achieve their goals.

“This achievement reflects the consistently high standards of excellence our professionals deliver to clients on a daily basis,” said Philip Daddona, Co-President at Ankura. “Our experts are relied on by our clients, and counsel across the world. This recognition is a testament to the quality of our people and the sophisticated advisory and expert services we deliver addressing our clients’ most difficult challenges.”

“These accolades are thoroughly deserved,” adds Darin L. Buchalter, Senior Managing Director and member of the board of directors at Ankura. “Our professionals deliver insightful opinions in complex matters around the world by blending technical skills, subject matter expertise, and proven analytical methods.”

Client testimonials on recognized field leaders:


Israel Almodovar, Managing Director, is “superb when providing oral expert testimony and is one of the key figures in international construction disputes.”

Peter Badala, Senior Managing Director, is a “top-notch expert witness who wins a great deal of respect from peers for the excellent quantum analysis he delivers in arbitration proceedings.”

Greg D. Crider, Senior Managing Director, is “a leader in construction arbitration disputes and boasts exceptional abilities as an expert witness.”

Scott D. Gray, Senior Managing Director, is a “long-standing fixture in the international market highlighted for his excellent work as well as his ability to really get into the details of the cases he works on.”

Neill P. Poole, Senior Managing Director, “has vast experience as a forensic accountant and is one of the best-regarded and effective expert witnesses in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Jon Prudhoe, Senior Managing Director, is “outstanding all round, according to sources, who are impressed by the depth of his technical industry knowledge of construction and engineering projects.”

Jacqui Record, Senior Managing Director, is “highly regarded for her extensive international experience providing expert testimony in complex disputes across the EMEA region.”

Michael Stokes, Senior Managing Director, has a “highly effective written style when it comes to expert reports and is very bright and extremely hardworking.”

Data and Technology

Jessica Block, Senior Managing Director, “is rated very highly for strategy, and also regularly advises prominent clients on data privacy matters.”

Richard Chalk, Managing Director, “stands out among peers for his innovative approach and user-friendly style, as well as being extremely good at responding to a crisis.”

Fred Chan, Managing Director, is “highly skilled in data review, information analysis and investigations-related matters.”

Mark Clews, Senior Managing Director, “wins recognition from sources for his technical knowledge of data security issues, including e-discovery and document preservation.”

Jon Fowler, Managing Director, “draws praise for his strong international experience, adeptly advising international clients work on disclosure-related issues.”

Tanya Gross, Senior Managing Director, “is recognized for her work in complex data investigations and disclosures,” and sources further praise her “understanding of how to deliver client-focused solutions.”

Katie Jensen, Managing Director, is “able to confidently and ably guide clients through highly complex data-related issues.”

Luke Tenery, Senior Managing Director, has “notable experience and extensive skill in conducting intricate data investigations, particularly in relation to cybersecurity matters.”


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