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FTI Consulting's GRIP Gets New Senior Managing Director

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Shares of FTI Consulting (FCN - Free Report) have gained a massive 61.2% year to date, significantly outperforming the 28.1% rally of the industry it belongs to.

The company announced the appointment of consulting and law enforcement expert Scott Moritz as a senior managing director in the Global Risk & Investigations Practice (“GRIP”) within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment. He will help companies and legal counsel in managing the investigative response to emergent, event-driven issues, and corruption, compliance and regulatory matters.

Moritz has more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement and investigative consulting, forensic accounting, and regulatory compliance advisory. Before joining FTI Consulting, he was a managing director and global lead of Protiviti Forensic. He was an FBI special agent for nearly 10 years.

“His background will give clients unique insights that will help them manage investigations and maintain compliance programs that will protect their freedom to operate,'' said Andrew Rosini, leader of Global Risk & Investigations practice at FTI Consulting.

The appointment comes on the heels of Kenneth Jones joining GRIP as a senior managing director in July.

Our Take

Expansion of the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment through these appointments appears to be part of FTI Consulting’s efforts to enhance its employees’ skill set and improve offerings. These moves make sense as regulatory scrutiny and corporate litigation are on the rise.

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FTI Consulting currently carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

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