Washington, DC – Tuesday, December 19, 2017 – Ankura announced today the appointment of John Levitske as a Senior Managing Director. Based in the Chicago office, Mr. Levitske brings more than 30 years’ experience acting as a senior advisor to companies, owners, executives, and legal counsel in business disputes, shareholder disputes, and M&A transactions regarding issues of valuation, finance, damages, and accounting and focuses on business valuation and complex financial disputes.
Before joining Ankura, he spent over two decades in the Big Four public accounting and international consulting space where he handled issues for clients concerning business valuation, financial analysis, economic damage quantification, forensic accounting, retrospective solvency analysis, and post-merger & acquisition accounting calculations.
In addition, he has experience with appraisals of healthy and distressed companies for buyouts of shareholders and creditors, transaction planning, estate and gift taxation, financial accounting, bankruptcy proceedings, and litigation disputes.
He has testified several times as an expert witness in American courts and European-Asian tribunals for depositions, hearings, bench and jury trials, and international arbitrations, including ICC, SCC, AAA, JAMS, FINRA arbitrations. He has also served as a neutral arbitrator and rendered binding decisions on disputed matters.
Ankura Co-President Philip Daddona stated, “The Chicago office in 2017 has grown significantly, and John’s arrival adds a great deal of depth to an incredibly strong team. We are so pleased he has joined us, bringing with him the top-tiered experience that defines Ankura, as well as an understanding of the value of collaborating to bring our clients the very best in the industry.”
Mr. Levitske stated, “I look forward to 2018 with our Ankura team. We will bring clients and their legal counsel expertise on important business valuation and complex financial dispute issues, measure value or economic damages, and help them find solutions to problems.”
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