FTI Consulting Hires Adam Cohen and Joseph Doloboff
Senior Managing Directors Expand FTI's Technology Consulting and Transaction Advisory Services Offerings
Baltimore, MD - April 17, 2006
FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), a premier provider of problem-solving consulting and technology services to major corporations, financial institutions and law firms, announced today the appointments of two new senior managing directors. Adam I. Cohen joins FTI's Technology Consulting practice and Joseph Doloboff joins FTI's Transaction Advisory Services group.
Commenting on the new appointments, Dominic DiNapoli, FTI's chief operating officer, said, “FTI's continued ability to recruit superior talent such as Adam and Joe enables us to enhance further the advice and value we offer to clients and to distinguish FTI from our competition. We are pleased to welcome them to the team.”
Adam I. Cohen joins FTI's Technology Consulting practice as senior managing director in the New York office. He has over 15 years experience and is a nationally recognized expert in electronic discovery and electronic information management issues. Mr. Cohen will align his areas of expertise to significantly enhance FTI's capabilities in electronic discovery. He will advise clients on planning and implementation issues associated with all phases of electronic discovery in litigations and investigations as well as electronic information management policies and practices. Areas of specialization will include proactive litigation readiness, regulatory compliance, avoidance of sanctions relating to the loss or destruction of evidence, compliance with electronic preservation obligations, responsiveness to discovery requests targeting electronic information, and cost containment strategies.
Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Cohen was a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, where he represented major corporate clients in complex litigation involving computer and internet-related issues. He is co-author with David J. Lender of Weil Gotshal of the treatise Electronic Discovery: Law and Practice (Aspen Publishers), which has been cited as authority in several landmark electronic discovery opinions by the Federal Courts.
Mr. Cohen is co-chair of the Electronic Discovery committee of the New York State Bar Association's Federal and Commercial Litigation Section and a member of the Advisory Board of the Georgetown Law Center E-Discovery Institute. Mr. Cohen is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law.
Joseph Doloboff joins FTI's Transaction Advisory Services group as senior managing director in the Los Angeles office. With over 21 years experience, he will significantly increase FTI's tax capabilities to handle complex tax issues associated with mergers and acquisitions and will provide tax expertise and solutions to FTI clients. Mr. Doloboff has been recognized as a leading expert in corporate tax issues, having been named one of the top M&A tax lawyers on the West Coast by International Tax Review and one of the premier U.S. tax lawyers by Euromoney Magazine.
Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Doloboff was a partner at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton practicing tax-related law associated with merger and acquisition engagements. Prior to that, he was a partner in the transactions advisory services tax group at Ernst & Young where he was primarily responsible for growing the transactions tax group and advising middle market companies on mergers and acquisitions. Previously, he was the lead tax partner and head of the West Coast tax practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Prior to that, he was a partner at Coopers & Lybrand LLP where he was the partner in charge of the national tax mergers and acquisitions practice. Mr. Doloboff also worked at the United States Department of the Treasury in Washington D.C. where he was the acting deputy tax legislative counsel.
He is co-author of three BNA Tax Management Portfolios, covering tax-free reorganizations, redemptions and related party stock sales. Mr. Doloboff is admitted to practice in California and Washington D.C. He holds a B.A. phi beta kappa from University of North Carolina and J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.
About FTI Consulting
FTI is a premier provider of problem-solving consulting and technology services to major corporations, financial institutions and law firms when confronting critical issues that shape their future and the future of their clients, such as financial and operational improvement, major litigation, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory issues. Strategically located in 25 of the major US cities, London and Melbourne, FTI's total workforce of more than 1,400 employees includes numerous PhDs, MBAs, CPAs, CIRAs and CFEs, who are committed to delivering the highest level of service to clients.