Alvarez & Marsal expanded its Global Forensics & Disputes practice with four seasoned practitioners who will each join as managing directors, bringing economic, regulatory and forensic expertise.

“More than ever, multinationals need world-class forensic and dispute experts to help mitigate and resolve high-stakes situations, including intellectual property theft and asset recovery, C-suite level fraud and the actions of increasingly punitive regulatory bodies,” said Bryan Ruez, global co-leader of Alvarez & Marsal Global Forensics and Disputes Services. “The operational, regulatory and academic qualifications among this group illustrate the kind of talent and leadership A&M brings to help solve complex client problems.”

Jeremy Cusimano, based in Boston, developed and led the first team of experts dedicated to the forensic analysis of trading and market events to identify potential violations of the Commodity Exchange Act. He has performed investigations involving exchange-traded and over-the-counter physical commodities, financial derivatives and other securities.

Eric Mazur, based in Washington, D.C, led large technology projects relating to the forensic recovery and electronic discovery process of data demanded by subpoena, and has forensically produced millions of pages of client data for critical privileged legal review. Mazur is highly regarded as an expert witness in computer forensics and electronic discovery and has extensive experience testifying in U.S. Courts. The U. S. Department of Justice has recognized his achievements on three separate occasions.

Benjamin Wilner, based in Chicago, has experience encompassing antitrust liability and damages, business interruption, business valuations, economic analyses, intellectual property, labor, medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, statistical data analyses and other corporate and litigation related matters. He advised corporations and governments on economic and statistical issues, and received a special commendation from the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection for building an economic model to restructure a $2.5 billion tariff.

Mikhail Krapivin is particularly experienced in investigations of c-suite level fraud and advising shareholders and boards of directors on related conflict resolution. He regularly assists clients with cross-border asset tracing and recovery matters, including recovery in opaque jurisdictions. Prior to joining A&M, Krapivin established and managed the anti-fraud boutique Krapivin Group, which was listed among the top 50 law firms in Russia in 2015. Who’s Who Legal has recognized him among the world’s leading asset recovery practitioners.