Thu, Sep 10, 2015

Duff & Phelps Continues to Expand Disputes and Investigations Practice

Bolsters Disputes and Investigations practice with addition of three senior professionals

Duff & Phelps, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor, today announced further expansion of its Disputes and Investigations practice with the addition of Managing Directors Jim Feltman and Robert Crisafulli, and Director Scott Lyman, who join the firm from Mesirow Financial. The addition of these professionals bolsters the firm’s Disputes and Investigations practice and strengthens its capabilities in dispute consulting, forensic accounting and investigations, and expert testimony.

“The Disputes and Investigations practice continues to grow rapidly to meet client demands of these services in the global marketplace,” said Carl Jenkins, global leader of Disputes and Investigations. “Jim, Robert and Scott will enhance our already strong Disputes and Investigations practice by helping us better serve clients involved in financial fraud, bankruptcy litigation and complex investigations.”

Jim Feltman brings over 30 years of experience providing a broad range of litigation, forensic and investigative services. He provides both consulting and expert testimony in the areas of money laundering, Ponzi schemes, asset tracing and recovery, accounting and financial statement reporting issues, potential causes of action against officers, directors and third parties, securities fraud, misrepresentation, hedging and trading in complex securities schemes and bankruptcy and insolvency issues.  Recently, Jim was named a Top 25 Consultant in the “Excellence in Client Service” category for 2015 by Consulting magazine. 

Robert Crisafulli has significant experience in the areas of structured and corporate finance, including asset-backed securitization, financial and operational restructuring, risk management, loan workouts and business planning.

Scott Lyman has expertise in financial restructuring, valuation, debtor advisory, creditor representation, and bankruptcy litigation support. He specializes in asset-backed finance and working with distressed and underperforming companies both in and out-of-court.

The addition of these professionals continues the year-long expansion of Duff & Phelps’ Disputes and Investigations practice which has included adding 10 senior professionals and establishing service offerings throughout Europe.

About Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, dispute and legal management consulting, M&A, restructuring, and compliance and regulatory consulting. The firm’s more than 2,000 employees serve a diverse range of clients from offices around the world. For more information visit,

M&A advisory and capital raising services in the United States are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Pagemill Partners is a Division of Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. M&A advisory and capital raising services in the United Kingdom and Germany are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd., which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.


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