Providing expert analysis and testimony in the context of litigation, arbitration and other commercial disputes.Disputes Consulting
New York – Duff & Phelps, the global advisor that protects, restores and maximizes value for clients, today announced that Frank A. Lazzara has joined the firm as a managing director in the firm’s Disputes practice, based in New York. Mr. Lazzara possesses 15 years of experience advising clients as an expert witness in the resolution of mergers and acquisitions purchase-price disputes, serving as a neutral accounting arbitrator, leading forensic accounting investigations both domestically and in Europe, and supporting clients with interim management expertise.
Carl Jenkins, Managing Director and Global Leader for the Disputes and Investigations practice at Duff & Phelps, commented, “We are delighted that Frank will be joining our rapidly expanding Disputes team. He brings our clients the unique perspective that comes with serving as an expert adviser and a member of senior management. It is a testament to our practice that we have attracted a professional with Frank’s 30-year range and depth of expertise, and we look forward to continued strategic hires that advance our clients’ interests and affirm our leadership position in the dispute and investigative marketplace.”
Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Lazzara served as a Managing Director at FTI Consulting. Before FTI, Lazzara was the Chief Financial Officer of a CLEC he guided from start-up to a multi-million-dollar regional telecommunications provider. Earlier in his career, Lazzara was on the internal audit team at Goldman Sachs after serving as an external auditor for a predecessor of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a CPA in New York state and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.
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