By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
Ernst & Young LLP today announced a number of new hires, promotions and leadership changes in its Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) practice. The firm’s investment in this area reflects significant growth in demand from clients and their external legal counsel, particularly in financial services, life sciences and the public sector.
Matt Jadacki has joined as an executive director in the firm’s Washington, DC office to build out a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) claims practice that will complement the FIDS Insurance Claims Services’ existing offerings.
Beth Junell has joined as a partner in the firm’s Dallas, TX office to expand its fraud and investigations practice. She has 20 years’ experience advising clients in major investigations and related remediation and compliance efforts, as well as work on high-profile monitorships and compliance matters.
Partner SanDee Priser has rejoined the US firm, to be based in New Jersey, after more than three years in Germany and Russia leading investigative and technology teams.
Additionally, Chris Costa returns to New York after four years in the UK where he will continue to serve the global organization while helping further strengthen the US firm’s practice.
Promotions include Tom Pannell (Media & Entertainment) and Stephen Ross (Financial Services) to partner, Brian Browne (Real Estate & Construction) and Vincent Hom (Life Sciences) to executive director and Patrick O’Connor (FIDS Business Development Leader) to director; all in New York. In Chicago, Miles Ripley (Consumer Products & Industrial) and Heidi Stenberg (Forensic Technology & Discovery Services) have both been promoted to principal, and in Philadelphia, Karen Makara (Life Sciences) was promoted to executive director.