FTI Consulting, Inc. announced the addition of Brent Bersin and Kaarle Rautio in the Dispute Advisory Services practice within the firm’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment.
The appointments will enhance the firm’s expertise in the energy sector and a variety of other industries, including telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, consumer products and financial institutions. Both Mr. Bersin and Mr. Rautio will be based in Houston.
Mr. Bersin joins FTI Consulting as a Senior Managing Director and will focus on providing financial and economic consulting, damages quantification, valuation and expert witness services to clients in the context of intellectual property and commercial disputes. He has significant experience with intellectual property assets, which 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 trade secrets, patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade dress.
In addition, Mr. Bersin has substantial experience providing economic analysis and expert testimony in complex commercial disputes, which have included issues of lost profits, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, tortious interference, fraud, alter ego, post-acquisition and purchase price disputes, ability to pay disputes, business interruption and valuation. He has testified as an expert witness in federal court, state court, bankruptcy court and arbitration matters. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Licensing Professional and is Certified in Financial Forensics.
Mr. Rautio, who joins FTI Consulting as a Senior Director, will focus on dispute advisory, investigations and other consulting services, primarily in the energy industry. His dispute advisory and investigations experience includes contractual disputes, oil and gas royalty disputes, lost profits, claim and asset valuations, and white collar-crime investigations. He has assisted clients with cases in U.S. state and federal courts and at domestic and international arbitration tribunals.
Mr. Rautio’s energy consulting experience includes trading risk policy and procedure reviews, credit portfolio evaluations, regulatory compliance, natural gas and natural gas liquid (“NGL”) market studies, commercial operations, competitor reviews and economic feasibility studies.