Accounting and Finance Expert John Garvey Joins NERA Economic Consulting

10 June 2013

Chicago -- NERA Economic Consulting, a leading global provider of economic advice and analysis in business, legal, and regulatory matters, announced today that John Garvey has joined its Global Securities and Finance Practice as a Senior Vice President.

Mr. Garvey has testified on or directed complex litigation matters regarding fraud and forensic accounting, accounting restatements and financial statement reconstruction, securities fraud, accounting irregularities, merger and acquisition disputes, derivative disputes, professional liability, bankruptcy and solvency, business valuation, and general damages issues. He has represented numerous companies and individuals before regulatory bodies including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  Prior to joining NERA, Mr. Garvey was a Managing Director in the Disputes and Investigations practice at Navigant Consulting. He is the former President of Chicago Partners, which was sold to Navigant in May 2008. Mr. Garvey also served as the Segment Leader of Navigant Economics from May 2008 through February 2012.

"John’s significant consulting and testimonial experience in complex accounting and board directed investigations adds a significant senior resource to NERA’s roster of experts. In addition, his background leading complex bankruptcy and accounting investigations makes him an invaluable addition to NERA's Securities and Finance Practice,” said Dr. Lawrence Wu, NERA's President. “He brings a wealth of practical expertise in the analysis of fraud and accounting irregularities that will be a tremendous asset to NERA's clients."

Mr. Garvey is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago, and a BB in accounting from Western Illinois University.

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NERA Economic Consulting (www.nera.com) is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For over half a century, NERA's economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world's leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.

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