Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Duff & Phelps Expands Disputes and Investigations Practice with addition of Brent K. Bersin

Duff & Phelps, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor, today announced that Brent K. Bersin has joined the firm as managing director in the firm’s Disputes and Investigations practice. Brent will be based in Duff & Phelps’ Houston office and brings more than 20 years’ experience in financial and business valuation as well as damages quantification consulting and expert witness testimony in the context of intellectual property and commercial disputes.

Brent’s intellectual property experience includes market assessments, valuation, licensing, and the calculation of reasonable royalty, lost profits, unjust enrichment, and price erosion damages, in matters involving unauthorized use of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, and trade secrets. He also possesses substantial experience in complex commercial disputes in matters relating to breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, fraud, alter ego, post-acquisition disputes, business interruption, and valuation. He has been designated as an expert and testified at court proceedings in Federal, State, and Bankruptcy Courts as well as in arbitration proceedings.

“Successful resolution of high-profile and significant disputes requires intellectual rigor and insight from recognized experts, and we are proud to continue building the firm’s disputes and investigations practice with this skill set as a paramount consideration,” said Carl Jenkins, global leader of Duff & Phelps’ Dispute and Legal Management Consulting Practice. “Brent represents an ideal addition to our practice in this respect, and we are confident that the firm’s clients will benefit from his expert designation, insight, and commitment to excellence.”

Brent most recently served as a managing director and Houston Disputes and Litigation practice leader at a leading advisory firm. He holds a BBA degree in accounting from the University of Houston, and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas, a Certified Licensing Professional and is certified in Financial Forensics.

About Duff & Phelps’ Disputes and Investigations Practice
Duff & Phelps Disputes and Investigations team helps clients navigate through complex issues by providing objective, defensible analysis and practical advice that our clients need to make sound business decisions. Our global team leverages technical and industry expertise to clarify facts, quantify damages and communicate findings clearly, concisely and objectively. Our dispute consulting services are designed to assist clients through all phases of litigation, arbitration, mediation and trial. We also offer computer forensic, fraud and investigative services for regulatory proceedings, internal investigations and litigation.

Our team has provided expert witness testimony in state, federal and international courts, before administrative and regulatory agencies, and in alternative dispute resolution forums. Learn more

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 governance 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

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