|[February 28, 2013]
Alvarez & Marsal Expands Global Forensic and Dispute Services Group with Addition of Three Senior Professionals
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
Global professional services firm Alvarez
& Marsal announced that Art
Ideker, and Charles
Diamond have joined the firm's Global Forensic and Dispute Services
practice (GFD) as managing directors based in San Antonio, Atlanta and
New York, respectively.
"A&M's Global Forensic and Dispute Services practice continues to
experience significant growth, as demand mounts for sophisticated
expertise to deal with a range of high-stakes and complex matters," said Bryan
Ruez, managing director and global co-leader of A&M's Global
Forensic and Dispute Services practice. "All highly respected in their
fields, Art, Christopher and Charles have decades of specialized
experience and further strengthen our team of world-class professionals."
As a former supervisory special agent with the FBI assigned to Computer
Crime Investigations Program, Mr. Ehuan brings more than 20 years of
experience as a strategic information specialist, with expertise in
information and data protection, privacy, risk management, advisory
services, governance and Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) issues.
He helped to formulate the policies and processes that regulate how FBI
offices conduct computer crime investigations in the United States, and
served as a special agent with the Air Force Office of Special
Investigations where he conducted global investigations on cyber threats
tha impacted Department of Defense and U.S. Air Force systems.
Immediately prior to joining A&M, he was a co-founder of Forward
Discovery Inc., an incident response and digital investigations firm
providing services to government and corporate clients. In his new role,
he will assist clients in identifying security vulnerabilities and
advise them on the best technology solutions to maximize protection.
Mr. Ideker brings more than 25 years of experience providing accounting
and financial guidance to attorneys and management, including numerous
matters involving investigations by the SEC (News - Alert), DOJ and OIG-HHS. His
primary areas of concentration are health care fraud, independent review
organizations and monitorships, audit committee investigations, bribery,
corruption and kickbacks. Before A&M, he spent 16 years with Big Four
accounting firms, primarily in the forensics divisions. He also served
as the corporate compliance officer for the nation's largest medical
billing company. In his new role, he will advise clients on complex
matters involving compliance, investigations and disputes.
Dr. Diamond specializes in the application of microeconomic theory and
econometric methods to employment practices and damage calculations in
employment disputes. He has prepared economic and statistical analyses
for numerous Fortune 500 corporate clients facing class actions
involving allegations of age, race and national origin discrimination in
a wide variety of employment practices. He has been qualified as an
expert in legal cases involving lost corporate profits and
opportunities, employment practices, product liability and business
interruption/delay claims, and has testified twice in litigation dealing
with the appraisal and estimation of replacement costs associated with
the September 11 collapse of the Twin (News - Alert) Towers and associated buildings.
Prior to joining A&M, he was a managing director at FTI Consulting and a
vice president at Analysis Group, Inc. In his new role, he will assist
clients in employment and statistical-related matters, such as the
preparation of pay equity studies in response to OFFCP glass ceiling
Mr. Ehuan earned a master's of science degree in management from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor's degree from the
University of California, Los Angeles. He is a Certified Information
System Security Professional and a Computer Forensic Certified Examiner.
Mr. Ideker earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University
of Tennessee, and is a certified public accountant, a member of the
American Health Lawyers Association, an associate member of the ABA and
a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. Dr. Diamond
earned a doctorate degree in economics from Texas A&M University, a
master's degree in economics and a bachelor's degree in political
science from Clemson University.
About Alvarez & Marsal
Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a global professional services firm
specializing in turnaround and interim management, performance
improvement and business advisory services. A&M delivers specialist
operational, consulting and industry expertise to management and
investors seeking to accelerate performance, overcome challenges and
maximize value across the corporate and investment lifecycles. Founded
in 1983, the firm is known for its distinctive restructuring heritage,
hands-on approach and relentless focus on execution and results.
A&M's Global Forensic and Dispute Services practice sets the standard
for delivering results on critical matters. With an increase in the
complexity of corporate investigations, regulatory enforcement actions,
and high stakes litigation, that ability is more important than ever.
From the boardroom to the court room, A&M professionals draw on their
deep skills and experience in business investigations, litigation
consulting, forensic technology, and expert testimony to provide clients
with the solutions they seek to achieve their goals.
To learn more, visit www.alvarezandmarsal.com.
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