BRG's Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence Practice Continues Growth With Senior Hire in London

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - May 17, 2016) - Global strategic advisory and expert consulting firm Berkeley Research Group has appointed Ben Johnson as a managing director in its Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence Practice, based in London.

Johnson's arrival further bolsters a growing team of experts in the global investigations practice, with other recent hires including the addition of five of the world's foremost cyber security experts earlier this year, led by Thomas Brown, a former United States federal prosecutor who worked on some of the most significant cyber investigations of the Internet era.

Ben Johnson is recognised as a leading expert in the field of fraud and investigations. He has led many investigations and reviews into suspected accounting irregularities, bribery and corruption issues and misconduct on behalf of regulators and private clients in both civil and criminal proceedings. He has significant financial services experience, having led several investigations into alleged misconduct at banks in multiple jurisdictions. He has also led numerous investigations on behalf of accountancy regulators in recent accounting scandals.

BRG's Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence leader, Allen D. Applbaum, said: "Our practice is going from strength to strength. Our growth is testament to the calibre of our experts and clearly success attracts success. Not only are we adding scale, we are building a diverse, yet focused, range of expertise that few other firms can rival. I am very excited to be working with Ben Johnson again and to have him bring his fraud investigations and forensic accounting specialism into our London-based team. Ben's reputation with clients, regulators, and in industries such as financial services, makes him a perfect addition to our stellar group."

Daniel Ryan, managing director of BRG's London office, said: "We are delighted to bring Ben into a very strong practice within our growing London office. Ben's experience and capabilities are a direct fit with our other investigations work and also other work in litigation, arbitration and data analytics. We are set to announce further senior hires in this space in the coming weeks and are excited to be building a leading practice on a global level, with such a strong presence in the UK."

Johnson joins BRG from Alix Partners where he led the firm's Corporate Investigations team in the UK. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, serves as Treasurer and Council member of The Academy of Experts (TAE), and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

About Berkeley Research Group

Berkeley Research Group is a global strategic advisory and expert consulting firm that provides independent advice, investigations, data analytics, authoritative studies, expert testimony, and regulatory and dispute consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, major law firms and regulatory bodies around the world.

Formed and led by experts, we have built an organisation that is entrepreneurial, and collaborative, supported by a strong infrastructure and operating across 36 offices in the United States, the UK, Middle East, Asia, Australia, Canada and Latin America.

Berkeley Research Group's Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence practice provides companies, their counsel, and other advisors and stakeholders with the relevant and timely information required to make fully informed business and legal decisions necessary to prevail in a complex, global operating environment. Our experts uncover facts, make sense of them, place them in context, and develop cutting-edge strategies to assist clients with addressing their most significant challenges. Whether in a dispute, contemplating a business transaction, assessing a system of compliance, investigating a potential fraud, or addressing a regulatory inquiry, we develop the information necessary to favourably resolve the issue.

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