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2017

August 18, 2017

Ankura’s Garson and Tenery join Liberatore of the Credit Suisse Special Situations Desk for CFIUS status conference Aug. 24

Ankura’s Michael Garson and Luke Tenery will join Angelo Liberatore of the Credit Suisse Special Situations Desk for a CFIUS status conference call Aug. 24 at 11 am EST.  The call topics will include an examination of the current CFIUS environment, threat and vulnerability analysis, mitigation, deal timing, and sector discussion.

August 15, 2017

Ankura Healthcare Experts Robichaux and Perry author ABI World Article

Ankura’s Louis E. Robichaux IV and Russell A. Perry author ABI World article “What’s Happening with Long-Term Skilled Nursing Care Providers? Headwinds, Headaches and Help Wanted!” in the ABI Journal.

August 14, 2017

The Impact of Technology in the Courtroom

In the courtroom, a legal team must run like a well-oiled machine. When the use of technology is crucial to presenting openings, exhibits, demonstratives, and/or video depositions, it is vital for the individual running the technology to be highly experienced and possess exceptional problem-solving skills.

August 9, 2017

Is Your Surgery Center Measuring Up? What You Need to Know About Proposed ASC Quality Requirements.

Ambulatory surgery centers are currently evaluated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on as many as 12 quality metrics. ASCs that do not meet the reporting requirements associated with these quality metrics can be penalized with up to a 2 percent reduction in their annual ASC payment update.

August 8, 2017

Ethan Franklin and John Frehse Join Ankura as Senior Managing Directors

Ankura Consulting (Ankura) announced today that labor strategists Ethan Franklin and John Frehse, founders of Core Practice, LLC have joined the firm as Senior Managing Directors. Mr. Franklin will be based in Chicago, while Mr. Frehse will be based in New York. They bring an established methodology and strong set of labor strategy expertise to Ankura’s already broad list of offerings.

August 7, 2017

Changing Lanes from TAR to CAL: The Fastest and Most Direct Paths to Uncovering Facts

Over the past several years, the legal technology industry has touted the benefits of technology assisted review (TAR) and a variety of document analytic technologies, ranging from concept clustering to near-duplicate identification. When paired with trusted technology advisors and established processes, these technologies

August 1, 2017

Michael Garson Joins Ankura as Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting (Ankura) announced today the appointment of Michael Garson as a Senior Managing Director. Based in the firm’s Washington, DC headquarters, Mr. Garson adds unique strength to Ankura’s regulatory and compliance services and will work with firm clients on complex issues connected with government contracts and grants.

July 28, 2017

From Possible to Plausible: Petya As Portent, Wannacry As Warning, Notpetya As Gathering Storm

During a 2013 speech at George Washington University, former National Security Agency director Michael Hayden delivered an alarming assessment of the 2010 Stuxnet attack on Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Hayden stated,

July 27, 2017

Up, Up, and Away: Why Efficient Ediscovery Providers are Migrating Platforms to the Cloud

Law firms and corporate buyers of eDiscovery services continue to drive the industry to deliver solutions that create efficiency, increase cost savings, and provide security to highly sensitive data. Several software companies are developing cloud technology that facilitates efficiency, scalable

July 26, 2017

Purchase Price Adjustments: The Critical Roles of Timing, Access and Personnel

Purchase price adjustments are a complex weave of technical accounting, financial and legal issues. Sometimes overlooked, the practical implications of timing, access to records and the personnel involved are just as critical.

July 25, 2017

Evelyn Ni Joins Ankura Consulting as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting (Ankura) announced today the appointment of Evelyn Ni as Managing Director. Based in the Chicago office, Ms. Ni will practice with the firm’s Turnaround & Restructuring group.

July 24, 2017

THE ART OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION: USING POWERPOINT EFFECTIVELY

Worldwide, more than 250 million computers have PowerPoint installed, and roughly 30 million presentations are produced each day. PowerPoint is a user-friendly, accessible, and intuitive tool that can be used by a variety of presenters in virtually any setting. However

July 21, 2017

Jonathan Morrison Joins Ankura Consulting as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting (Ankura) announced today the appointment of Jonathan Morrison as a Managing Director. Based in the Chicago office, Mr. Morrison will practice with the firm’s Turnaround & Restructuring group.

July 20, 2017

GETTING THE ROYALTIES YOU DESERVE

Finally, the day you’ve been waiting for! You are now a published author! It’s time to sit back and watch the royalties roll in. While this may be the case for some authors, I have yet to meet an author who can easily determine whether the payments on his or her royalty statements are accurate. I have rarely seen actual suspicion of fraud on the part of an author, but rather I have witnessed a sense of “not knowing.

July 19, 2017

Josh Johnston Joins Ankura as Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura) announced today the appointment of Josh Johnston as Senior Managing Director. Based in the Dallas office, Mr. Johnston will practice with firm’s Litigation & Disputes and Investigations & Accounting Advisory groups.

June 22, 2017

Ryan M. Roy Joins Ankura Consulting as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting (Ankura) announced today the appointment of Ryan M. Roy as a Managing Director. Based in the New York office, Mr. Roy will practice with the firm’s Turnaround & Restructuring group.

June 15, 2017

Alexandra Peterson Joins Ankura Consulting as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting (Ankura) announced today the appointment of Alexandra Peterson as a Managing Director. Based in the New York office, Ms. Peterson will practice with the firm’s Investigations & Accounting Advisory group.

June 8, 2017

Michael J. Chapman, Ph.D. Joins Ankura as Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura) announced today the appointment of Michael J. Chapman, Ph.D. as Senior Managing Director. Based in the Washington, DC office, Dr. Chapman will practice in the firm’s Litigation & Disputes group.

June 1, 2017

Evaluating an Export Compliance Program: Defining Key Performance Indicators

Systematic compliance program evaluations are an important part in the life cycle of any compliance program. Not only do they improve program effectiveness and efficiency, but if problems arise, they also show government enforcement agencies that you are serious about compliance. In fact, the US Department of Justice has recently emphasized the importance of information gathering and analysis to show...

May 30, 2017

Healthcare Outlook 2017: Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Although the ambulatory surgery center market is considered mature, the outlook for growth in 2017 is quite positive. With the possible repeal and replacement of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a healthcare industry already in flux has become even more uncertain as what was established and mature begins to look new again. As the healthcare industry continues to focus on improving quality and

May 24, 2017

Jay D. Squiers Joins Ankura Consulting as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting (Ankura) announced today the appointment of Jay D. Squiers as Managing Director. Based in the Dallas office, Mr. Squiers will practice with the firm’s Turnaround & Restructuring group.

April 27, 2017

Isaac Lee Joins Ankura Consulting as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting (Ankura) announced today the appointment of Isaac Lee as Managing Director. Based in the Los Angeles office, Mr. Lee will practice with the firm’s Turnaround & Restructuring group.

April 20, 2017

Tarek Marji Joins Ankura Consulting as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting (Ankura) announced today the appointment of Tarek Marji as Managing Director. Based in the New York office, Mr. Marji will be a member of the firm’s growing Cybersecurity practice.

April 13, 2017

Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Joins Ankura Consulting as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting (Ankura) announced today the appointment of Elizabeth Fitzpatrick as Managing Director. Based in the New York office, Ms. Fitzpatrick will practice with the firm’s Investigations & Accounting Advisory group.

April 10, 2017

Joseph N. Hoang Joins Ankura Consulting as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting (Ankura) today announced the appointment of Joseph N. Hoang as Managing Director. Mr. Hoang will practice with the firm’s Investigations & Accounting Advisory and Regulatory & Contractual Compliance groups. He will be based in Washington, DC.

April 5, 2017

Robert Reyburn Joins Ankura Consulting as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting (Ankura) today announced the appointment of Robert Reyburn as a Managing Director. Mr. Reyburn will practice with the firm’s Investigations & Accounting Advisory and Litigation & Disputes groups. He will be based in Washington, DC.

March 28, 2017

Mitchell Friedman Joins Ankura Consulting as Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting (Ankura) today announced the appointment of Mitchell S. Friedman as Senior Managing Director. Mr. Friedman will practice with the firm’s Investigations & Accounting Advisory Group and will be based in Washington, DC.

March 23, 2017

Hospital Valuation & the ACA Repeal: Monitoring the Effects on Healthcare in the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration

In anticipation of expected tax reform and financial deregulation under the new presidential administration, the stock market surged to an all-time high. Hospital stocks, however, have not fared well, primarily due to the great uncertainty surrounding the potential “repeal and replace” of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Throughout his campaign, then-candidate and now President Donald J. Trump

March 21, 2017

Implications of WikiLeaks Publishing Details of CIA’s Cyber Arsenal

On Tuesday, March 7th, WikiLeaks, the whistle-blowing website run by Julian Assange, released a cache of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents known as “Vault 7,” which contain details of CIA hacking tools. The cache included approximately 9,000 documents, dating from 2013 to 2016, which describe spyware, malware, and other tools allegedly used by the CIA to bypass encrypted messaging services by penetrating

March 15, 2017

Ankura Consulting Announces 2017 Senior Managing Director Promotions

Ankura Consulting (Ankura) today announced the promotions of four of its valued professionals to the title of Senior Managing Director.

March 13, 2017

Ted Theisen Joins Ankura Consulting as Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting (Ankura) today announced the appointment of Ted Theisen as Senior Managing Director. Mr. Theisen will practice with the firm’s Risk, Resilience & Geopolitical Group in its Cybersecurity Practice and will be based in Washington, DC.

March 7, 2017

Jim Goldmann Joins Ankura Consulting as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting (Ankura) announced today the appointment of Jim Goldmann as Managing Director. Based in the Dallas office, Mr. Goldmann will practice with the firm’s Regulatory & Contractual Compliance Group and will concentrate on its Healthcare Practice.

February 28, 2017

Evan Wilson Joins Ankura Consulting as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting (Ankura) announced today the appointment of Evan Wilson as a Managing Director. Based in Paris, France, Mr. Wilson will practice with the firm’s Risk, Resilience & Geopolitical Group.

February 14, 2017

Ankura Consulting Announces Opening of Office in Puerto Rico with Senior Management Appointments of Jorge L. San Miguel and Juan Carlos Batlle

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura) today announced the opening of its eleventh business advisory and expert services consultancy office, located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The opening includes the appointments of Jorge L. San Miguel and Juan Carlos Batlle as Senior Managing Directors.

February 7, 2017

David Sawyer Joins Ankura Consulting as Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting (Ankura) announced today the appointment of David Sawyer as Senior Managing Director. Based in the New York office, Mr. Sawyer will practice with the firm’s Turnaround and Restructuring Group.

January 17, 2017

Debt, Power, Nationalism: China in 2017

2017 will be a fascinating year for China watchers, to risk understating a growing confluence of turbulence confronting Beijing. China’s intensifying debt problem and its impact on the world’s second largest economy is perhaps the most pressing issue for President Xi Jinping and the CCP leadership.

January 10, 2017

Central Asia: The Opportunity-Rich Land Bridge of China’s “New Silk Road”

In fall 2013, President Xi Jinping announced China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) economic initiative. As its name suggests, the OBOR is a Chinese-led investment strategy that hopes to promote overall integration in Asia by economically developing Central, South, and Southeast Asia.

January 9, 2017

Geopolitics, Infrastructure, and Cyber: A Perfect Storm of Risk

Leaders today find themselves having to make important business and policy decisions in new geopolitical and technology paradigms where global socioeconomic and political battles are increasingly fought in cyberspace. In this new type of warfare, all businesses, political groups and government entities are vulnerable to becoming, at a minimum, collateral damage.

2016

December 27, 2016

Bank Mergers and Systemic Risk

Big banks have been a recent topic of much debate. Are banks above a certain size so important that the government should not let them go bankrupt? Where exactly is the separation between too big to fail and the rest of the banking industry? If certain banks do indeed fall into the “too big to fail” category, shouldn’t we do something about it? Would stricter merger enforcement be the answer?

December 19, 2016

Ankura Appoints Ann Emberson as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Ann Emberson as Managing Director. Based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Ms. Emberson will work within the Litigation & Disputes group focusing on technology, processes and project management for mass tort claims matters.

December 14, 2016

A Farewell to 2016: Freedom in the World Continues to Recede

As 2016 comes to a close, forces opposed to political and religious freedom, free trade and open markets, freedom of expression, freedom of press, judicial independence, and a rules-based international order continue to gain momentum, continuing a disturbing, uninterrupted trend for the past decade...

December 14, 2016

Ankura Names Joshua Damon as Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Josh Damon as Senior Managing Director. Based in the firm’s Chicago office, Mr. Damon will work within Ankura’s Turnaround & Restructuring group.

December 13, 2016

Ankura Appoints Scott Rinaldi as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Scott Rinaldi as Managing Director. Based in the firm’s Washington, DC office, Mr. Rinaldi will work within Ankura’s Turnaround & Restructuring group.

December 12, 2016

Ankura Appoints Steven Richards as Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Steven Richards as Senior Managing Director. Based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Mr. Richards will practice within Ankura’s Investigations & Accounting Advisory group.

December 8, 2016

Ankura Appoints Elaine Lehnert as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Elaine Lehnert as Managing Director. Based in the firm’s New Jersey office, Ms. Lehnert will work within Ankura’s Investigations & Accounting Advisory group.

December 7, 2016

Ankura Appoints Paul Crisalli as Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Paul Crisalli Jr. as Senior Managing Director. Based in the firm’s New York office, Mr. Crisalli will work within Ankura’s Turnaround & Restructuring group.

December 6, 2016

Ankura Appoints Michael Miller as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Michael Miller as Managing Director. Based in the firm’s Dallas, TX office, Mr. Miller will work within Ankura’s Turnaround & Restructuring group.

December 5, 2016

OPEC: Some Kind of a Deal from Vienna

The agreement reached by OPEC in Vienna on Wednesday to cut oil production by 1.2 million barrels had an immediate impact on oil markets—causing WTI and Brent crude to surge over 10% from Tuesday’s close. Although the markets are celebrating the first OPEC production agreement since 2008, we assess the true impact of the deal to be far more obscure.

December 2, 2016

Can François Fillon Buck the Populist Trend in France?

Last Sunday, François Fillon won the presidential primaries of the French right party Les Républicains in a surprising landslide victory, beating his more centrist opponent Alain Juppé by 69.5% of the votes to 30.5%. Fillon casts himself as the viable market-friendly, non-populist alternative to the status quo...

December 1, 2016

A Line is a Dot that Went for a Walk: How Italy’s Referendum Could Cause the EU’s Next Crisis

On Sunday, Italians will vote in what may prove to be their most consequential constitutional referendum in the last seven decades. On the table is nothing less than a fundamental sea change in Italian politics, although a rejection could project the EU headlong into its next crisis.

December 1, 2016

Ankura Appoints Robert Bird as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Robert Bird as Managing Director. Mr. Bird will work within Ankura’s eDiscovery and Data Analytics practices within the Investigations & Accounting Advisory group. Mr. Bird will be based in Ankura’s newly established Boston, MA office at 60 State Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02109.

November 28, 2016

No End in Sight to Saudi Arabia’s Costly Intervention in Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in the Yemeni civil war has already put a sizable dent in the Saudi government budget, and there is no end in sight. Since Saudi Arabia intervened in 2015, its military campaign against the Iranian-backed Houthis has little to show for it, al-Qaeda has gained a strong foothold in southern Yemen and the war is threatening the future vitality of the Saudi economy.

November 18, 2016

Morocco Proves Adept at Peacefully Managing Social Unrest

The video in October of fisherman Mouhcine Fikri being crushed to death by a garbage truck compactor provoked deep outrage and spurred demonstrations across Morocco. Fikri was a self-made man who struggled to pull himself out of poverty to help his family by building a fish trade business.

November 18, 2016

Reading the Tea Leaves: What Can Happen at the OPEC Annual Meeting

Saudi Arabia is already lobbying hard ahead of the cartel’s November meeting for OPEC to cut oil production to durably boost crude prices. A deal that will prop up oil prices is particularly important for Saudi Arabia. Low prices have left the country with a 15% budget deficit (2015), have made it more difficult to sustain oil exploration investments, and will disadvantage the sale of a 5% stake of Aramco on internat

November 17, 2016

France’s Right Primaries: What to Expect

On November 20 and 27, France’s right-wing party “Les Republicains” will hold its first primary to designate its candidate to next year’s presidential election. The primary is open to all registered voters regardless of party affiliation as long as they pledge to support the party’s platform and pay a $2 fee.

November 17, 2016

Ankura Appoints Richard Cameron as Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Richard M. Cameron as Senior Managing Director. Based in the firm’s Chicago office, Mr. Cameron will work within Ankura’s Healthcare Compliance practice within the Regulatory & Contractual Compliance group.

November 16, 2016

Ankura Appoints Corzine, Lohn and Bahadur to Risk, Resilience & Geopolitical Group

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointments of Scott Corzine and Duane Lohn as Senior Managing Directors and Gary Bahadur as Managing Director.

November 15, 2016

Ankura Appoints Linda MacDonald as Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Linda MacDonald as Senior Managing Director. Based in the firm’s New York office, Ms. MacDonald will practice in Ankura’s Investigations & Accounting Advisory group.

November 10, 2016

Ankura Appoints Prashant Lamba as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Prashant Lamba as Managing Director. Based in the firm’s Washington DC office, Mr. Lamba will practice within Ankura’s Regulatory & Contractual Compliance group.

November 9, 2016

UK High Court Decision Makes Brexit Timeline More Uncertain

A significant measure of uncertainty was injected into the Brexit last week following the November 3 UK High Court’s ruling that the Government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty without some action by Parliament. To do so, according to the High Court, would allow the Government to modify domestic law without the direct involvement of Parliament, something that is unconstitutional under British law.

November 3, 2016

Ankura Appoints William Bray as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of William Bray as Managing Director. Based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Mr. Bray will practice in Ankura’s Risk, Resilience & Geopolitical group.

November 1, 2016

Ankura Appoints Robichaux as Senior Managing Director and
Perry as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointments of Louis E. Robichaux IV and Russell A. Perry to Ankura’s Turnaround & Restructuring group to enhance the firm’s capabilities in financial advisory and crisis management. Mr. Robichaux and Mr. Perry will be based in the firm’s Dallas office.

October 29, 2016

Saudi Arabia’s successful bond sale: Harbinger of grander things to come: For whom?

On 19 October 2016, Saudi Arabia wooed international financial markets raising $17.5B in its first international bond sale; a good omen for a government that wants to sell off 5% of its economic flagship, Aramco, in the next year. Should investors have confidence in the upcoming IPO?

October 24, 2016

Ankura Appoints Tenery to Lead Cybersecurity Practice

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Luke Tenery as Senior Managing Director to lead Ankura’s Cybersecurity practice within the firm’s Risk, Resilience & Geopolitical group. He will join Ankura’s Chicago office.

October 18, 2016

5 Things to consider when negotiating your textbook contract audit clause

One of the most important provisions in your textbook publishing contract is the audit clause, which will specify the conditions for how and when you can request and conduct an audit. In the absence of an audit clause, some publishers will still comply with a request to audit, although they are not contractually required to do so.

October 17, 2016

Ankura Appoints Pinsonnault as Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Scott Pinsonnault as Senior Managing Director to Ankura’s Turnaround & Restructuring group. He will practice out of the firm’s Dallas office.

October 13, 2016

Ankura Appoints Pascale Siegel as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Pascale Siegel as Managing Director. Based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Ms. Siegel will practice in Ankura’s Risk, Resilience & Geopolitical group.

October 12, 2016

Ankura Appoints Gallagher as Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Roy Gallagher to Ankura’s Turnaround and Restructuring practice. He will be based in the firm’s Chicago office.

October 11, 2016

Ankura Appoints Rowland and D’Amelio as Senior Managing Directors

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointments of Chris Rowland and Vincent D’Amelio as Senior Managing Directors. They will be based in Dallas and New York, respectively. Mr. Rowland and Mr. D’Amelio will lead the firm’s new Financial Services practice within the Investigations & Accounting Advisory group.

October 7, 2016

JASTA: NAVIGATING THE COMPLICATED ROAD AHEAD

Last week, Congress overrode a Presidential veto to pass the Justice Against the Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA)—a law designed to allow US nationals to sue a foreign state for injury occurring in the U.S. as a result of an act of international terrorism or a tort committed anywhere by an official or agent of a foreign state acting within the scope of employment.

October 5, 2016

Getting the Royalty Treatment

The relationship between publisher and author is an interdependent one. If the author doesn't write well and on schedule, the publisher has nothing to develop, market, and sell. On the other hand, no matter how well an author writes, the author isn't likely to see his or her book reach its full potential without the publisher's marketing savvy and access to distribution channels.

September 29, 2016

Ankura Appoints O’Malley as Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Stephen O’Malley as Senior Managing Director. Based in the firm’s New York office, Mr. O’Malley will lead the eDiscovery practice within the Investigations & Accounting Advisory group.

September 28, 2016

Ankura Appoints Cook and Shahid as Senior Managing Directors

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointments of Randall Cook and Waqas Shahid as Senior Managing Directors focusing on international trade and sanctions compliance offerings. They are based out of the firm’s New Jersey and New York offices.

August 30, 2016

Ankura Appoints Nelson as Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Kayla Nelson as Senior Managing Director to further develop the firm’s data governance practice and enhance its capabilities in eDiscovery.

August 29, 2016

Ankura Appoints Ferat as Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Jean‐Michel Ferat as Senior Managing Director. His capabilities in forensic accounting and fraud detection will enable him to strengthen both of the firm’s Investigations & Accounting Advisory group, and its Litigation & Disputes group. Mr. Ferat will be based in the firm’s Washington, DC office.

August 24, 2016

Ankura Appoints Block as Senior Managing Director and Harris as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointments of Jessica Block as Senior Managing Director and Jessica Harris as Managing Director. In conjunction with Ms. Block’s appointment, the firm also announced the launch of its Data Governance practice as part of the firm’s Regulatory & Contractual Compliance group. Ms. Harris’ appointment enhances the capabil

August 22, 2016

Ankura Names Chérie Schaible as General Counsel

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Chérie Schaible as Senior Managing Director and General Counsel. She will join the company's executive leadership team reporting to Ankura’s Chief Executive Officer, Roger Carlile.

August 18, 2016

“Brexit,” And Geopolitical Risk

The extent to which so many economists, political pundits, and financial advisors bet incorrectly that the “Bremain” faction would prevail in a referendum vote that became a subtext for issues much larger than frustration with the EU, underscores the need for disciplined and independent geopolitical analysis for businesses and investors with international interests.

August 15, 2016

Ankura Appoints Mundy as Managing Director and Gordon as Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointments of Robert Mundy as Managing Director and Briana Gordon as Director. Mr. Mundy and Ms. Gordon each bring years of specialized experience in the consulting industry and will support Ankura’s growing healthcare valuation practice within the firm’s Regulatory & Contractual Compliance group.

July 11, 2016

Ankura Enhances Compliance and Investigation Capabilities

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointments of Francesca Harker, Managing Director and Erin Dunn, Senior Director to enhance the firm’s capabilities in its Regulatory & Contractual Compliance practice and its Investigations & Accounting Advisory practice.

July 6, 2016

Ankura Enhances Investigations & Accounting Advisory Practice and Data Analytics Capabilities

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointments of Mark McGrath and Christopher Harvey as Senior Managing Directors, Brian McDowell as Managing Director and Bradley Lohmeyer as Senior Director to enhance the firm’s Investigations & Accounting Advisory practice and its data analytics capabilities.

July 1, 2016

SunEdison Appoints New Finance Leadership; Names Philip J. Gund Chief Financial Officer

SunEdison, Inc. (OTC PINK: SUNEQ) today announced that it has appointed new leadership of its finance team, including Philip J. Gund, as Chief Financial Officer and Salvatore LoBiondo, Jr., as SVP, Corporate Controller, enhancing the Company's financial operations as the Company moves through the chapter 11 process.

June 23, 2016

Ankura Appoints Managing Directors to Growing Practices

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Michael Baumkirchner and Dennis Barrett to its Turnaround & Restructuring practice, and Jaime Minihane to the firm’s Risk, Resilience & Geopolitical practice.

June 7, 2016

A Crash Course On Royalty Audits

In the typical transaction between a book author and a publisher, the author grants to the publisher certain exclusive rights in a manuscript and, in exchange, gets from the publisher a right to receive a portion of the publisher’s proceeds from commercial exploitation of the rights granted.

June 6, 2016

Ankura Appoints Senior Professionals to SEC Enforcement Practice

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointments of Martin Wilczynski, Jason Flemmons and Amy Gonce to the SEC enforcement and forensic accounting practice within Ankura’s Corporate Investigations and Financial Forensics Group.

June 2, 2016

Ankura’s Chase Perry Earns Certified Licensing Professional (CLP)

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today that Chase Perry, a Senior Managing Director, has earned the Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) credential. He joins a growing group of Intellectual Property (IP) professionals who have demonstrated they are dedicated to higher standards of practice in the licensing industry.

June 1, 2016

Ankura Establishes Charlottesville, VA Office at UVA Research Park

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today that it has established an office at UVA Research Park, 1001 Research Park Blvd., Suite 100, Charlottesville, VA 22911 led by Marc Ferzan of the risk advisory and management practice.

May 26, 2016

Ankura Appoints Cornell and Hughes as Senior Managing Directors

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointments of Kimberli Cornell and Carolyn Hughes as Senior Managing Director. Ms. Cornell and Ms. Hughes each bring years of specialized experience in the consulting industry and will support Ankura’s growth initiatives.

May 25, 2016

Brody and Mekles Join Risk Advisory & Management Practice

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Terrence S. Brody and Vincent M. Mekles to the firm’s recently launched Risk Advisory & Management practice. They will practice out of the firm’s New York and New Jersey offices.

May 24, 2016

Ankura Adds Four Senior Professionals to New York Office

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Anthony Milazzo, Javier Alvarez, Elias Psyllos and Jonathan Zambelli to the firm’s New York office.

May 23, 2016

Ankura Strengthens Turnaround and Restructuring Practice Group

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of M. Benjamin Jones, Roy Messing, Kasey Rosado, and Jerome Davis to the Turnaround and Restructuring practice in the firm’s New York office.

May 19, 2016

Ankura Launches Risk Advisory and Management Practice

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Marc-Philip Ferzan as Senior Managing Director to help launch the firm’s Risk Advisory and Management practice.

May 17, 2016

Ankura Consulting Group Agrees to Strategic Combination with ARPC

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today that it has agreed to a strategic combination with ARPC, a financial and economic consulting firm with over 40 years of experience assisting law firms, corporations and governments with complex legal and business challenges.

April 18, 2016

Roger Holtzen Joins Ankura as Director in Visual Communications

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today that Roger Holtzen has joined its group of professionals as Director in the Visual Communications consulting practice. Mr. Holtzen will be based in Ankura’s Atlanta office.

April 11, 2016

Ankura Consulting Group Acquires Marotta Gund Budd & Dzera, LLC

Ankura Consulting Group (“Ankura”), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today that it has acquired Marotta Gund Budd & Dzera, LLC (“MGBD”), a nationally recognized turnaround and restructuring firm.

April 4, 2016

Chase Perry Joins Ankura as Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today that Chase Perry will join its group of professionals as Senior Managing Director in the Disputes and Litigation practice group. Mr. Perry will be based in Ankura’s Dallas office.

March 14, 2016

ENODO joins Ankura Consulting Group to present on Cuban Investment Opportunities

ENODO Global’s President, Jim Sisco, will present with Michelle DiGruttolo of Ankura Consulting Group at Knowledge@Wharton’s 3rd U.S. – Cuba Corporate Counsel Summit in New York City on Tuesday. The event explores legal, regulatory, and other challenges facing U.S. organizations entering Cuban markets.

March 3, 2016

Ankura Consulting Group Receives $100 Million Strategic Growth Commitment from Madison Dearborn Parnters

Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today that it has received a strategic growth commitment of $100 million from Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP). The commitment will be funded to support Ankura’s continued expansion as a leading, independent consulting firm focused on governance, risk, compliance and restructuring services in high-value sectors.

January 26, 2016

Ankura Consulting Group Announces the Appointment of Kevin Lavin as Co-President

Ankura Consulting Group, a business advisory and expert services firm, today announced the appointment of Mr. Kevin Lavin as Co-President of the Company. Mr. Lavin will also serve on its Board of Directors.

January 19, 2016

Ankura Consulting Group Announces the Appointment of Elizabeth Cordaro as Director

Ankura Consulting Group, a business advisory and expert services firm, has announced the appointment of Ms. Elizabeth Cordaro as a director in Ankura Consulting Group’s Healthcare practice.

January 4, 2016

How To Deconstruct And Decipher Royalty Statements

Deciphering a royalty statement to determine whether your royalties Are being accurately reported can be frustrating for both first time and veteran authors. Royalty calculations should be relatively straightforward. That is, the contractually agreed-upon royalty rate for the Work, multiplied by the earnings received by the publisher.

January 4, 2016

Ankura Consulting Group Announces the Appointment of Deirdre Del Ré as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group, a business advisory and expert services firm, has announced the appointment of Ms. Deirdre Del Ré as Managing Director. In addition, Ankura Consulting Group has established an office in Los Angeles at 633 West Fifth Street, 28th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071.

2015

December 21, 2015

Ankura Consulting Group Announces the Appointment of Beth Rubin as Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group, a boutique management consulting and expert services firm, announces the appointment of Beth Rubin as Managing Director in the New York office.

November 2, 2015

Ankura Consulting Group Announces the Appointment of Anjula Garg as Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group, a boutique management consulting and expert services firm, announces the appointment of Anjula Garg as Senior Managing Director in the New York office.

October 26, 2015

Ankura Consulting Group Announces the Appointment of Juli Saitz as Senior Managing Director Further Expanding its New York Office

Ankura Consulting Group, a boutique management consulting and expert services firm, has announced the expansion of its New York office with the announcement of Juli Saitz as Senior Managing Director.

September 29, 2015

Ankura Consulting Group Expands its Atlanta Office with Key Hires

Ankura Consulting Group, a boutique management consulting and expert services firm, has announced the expansion of its Atlanta office with the addition of two key hires, Chad Paulin and Suzanne Sharpe, as Managing Director and Director, respectively.

September 28, 2015

Ankura Consulting Group Announces the Appointment of Erica Massaro-Hales as Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group, a boutique management consulting and expert services firm, has announced the appointment of Ms. Erica Massaro-Hales as Senior Managing Director. In addition, Ankura Consulting Group has established an office in Atlanta at 1170 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1200, Atlanta, GA 30309.

August 31, 2015

Ankura Consulting Group Announces the Appointment of Michelle DiGruttolo as Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group, a boutique management consulting and expert services firm, has announced the appointment of Ms. Michelle DiGruttolo as Senior Managing Director. In addition, Ankura Consulting Group has established an office in Washington D.C. at 1050 Connecticut Ave, NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20036.

August 24, 2015

Ankura Consulting Group Announces New Location for its Dallas Office

Ankura Consulting Group, a boutique management consulting and expert services firm, announced it has moved into its new Dallas office location at 16000 Dallas Parkway, Suite 100, Dallas, Texas 75248. The office’s new phone number is +1.214.200.3680.

August 17, 2015

Ankura Consulting Group Announces the Appointment of Philip Daddona as President

Ankura Consulting Group, a boutique management consulting and expert services firm, has announced the appointment of Mr. Philip Daddona as President of the company. In addition, Ankura Consulting Group has established an office in New York City at 750 Third Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10017.

July 13, 2015

Ankura Consulting Group Announces the Appointment of Angela Smith as Director

Ankura Consulting Group, a boutique management consulting and expert services firm, has announced the appointment of Ms. Angela Smith as a director in Ankura Consulting Group’s Healthcare practice.

June 9, 2015

Mitigating Compliance Risks Posed By Physician Practice Losses

Physician practices owned and operated by health systems frequently report net losses, and those losses can be substantial in some situations. The table below provides profit and loss data for selected types of physician practices from the 2014 MGMA Cost Survey.

May 15, 2015

Physician Compensation Diagnosis Under Fire After Citizens Settlement

The proper compensation of physicians, and the ability to justify such compensation, continues to be a critical risk area for hospitals and other healthcare providers. Failure to pay physicians appropriately led to the unfavorable outcomes for the providers in the high profile Tuomey and Halifax cases.

April 30, 2015

Ankura Consulting Group Announces the Appointment of Timothy R. Smith as Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group, a boutique management consulting and expert services firm, has announced the appointment of Mr. Timothy R. Smith as Senior Managing Director.

April 15, 2015

Oil Prices And Capital: Winners And Losers

In 2014, twenty-two exploration and production companies successfully sold equity share offerings, but as access to capital tightens, greater vulnerabilities are beginning to emerge. Conversely, Shell’s announcement of their acquisition of BG Group has brought a fresh wave of speculation regarding consolidation in the sector.

April 7, 2015

Ankura Consulting Group Announces Appointment of Kelly L. Kittrell as Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer

Ankura Consulting Group, a boutique management consulting and expert services firm, has announced the appointment of Mr. Kelly L. Kittrell, CFA, as Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer.

March 15, 2015

Black Gold, Red Balance Sheet

The increasing impact of depressed oil prices and its implications for global economies, the industry and its constituents has dominated the news cycle. As the geopolitics of oil play out, the post-financial crisis industry boom is looking increasingly like an unfulfilled dream as a result of the broad sweeping business implications the current cycle will have.

February 19, 2015

The Digital World

Headlines are dominated by our increasingly digital world. On any given day you read about cloud and mobile computing, the Internet of Things, predictive data analytics, and digital currencies, among other things.