FTI Consulting Hires New Senior Managing Director David Haas
--Key Appointment Further Strengthens FTI's Forensic and Litigation Consulting ExpertiseWEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 6, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, announced today the hiring of a key addition to its Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment.
David Haas has joined as a Senior Managing Director within FTI's Intellectual Property practice. Mr. Haas has over 20 years of experience specializing in intellectual property ("IP") damages, valuation, and commercialization. He has offered expert damages opinions in Federal District Court and in arbitrations. His engineering background, business degree, and lengthy professional experience give him a unique perspective in working with clients to identify, understand, and solve critical IP dispute and transaction issues.
Mr. Haas is an Adjunct Professor at The John Marshall Law School, where he teaches a course in intellectual property valuation. He holds a Master of Management Degree with a specialization in accounting from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University as well as B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering from the University of Wisconsin and University of Illinois, respectively. Mr. Haas is a Certified Licensing Professional ("CLP") and a member of the Licensing Executives Society and the American Bar Association (associate membership).
Commenting on the appointment, Jack Dunn, Chief Executive Officer said, "Mr. Haas' vast experience specializing in intellectual property will benefit clients dealing with the inherent and emerging complexities of successful intellectual property management. He represents the broad advisory expertise for which FTI has become a leader in the marketplace and his comprehensive knowledge further extends the portfolio of services FTI can offer its clients."
Neal Hochberg, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Forensic and Litigation Consulting, added, "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Haas to FTI's global Intellectual Property practice. This appointment will enhance the group's already unmatched breadth of in-depth consulting and expert witness assistance to corporations and their counsel across the entire intellectual property lifecycle."
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,300 employees located in most major business centers in the world, we work closely with clients every day to anticipate, illuminate, and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management and restructuring. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.
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