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April 30, 2008

E&Y UK lures three forensic technology experts from KPMG

E&Y UK lures three forensic technology experts from KPMG

E&Y UK lures three forensic technology experts from KPMG

Ernst & Young (E&Y) UK has appointed three senior leaders to boost its forensic technology practice.

Paul Walker and Sanjay Bhandari have been recruited as partners, and Nicolas Mallison a director. All were previously employed at KPMG UK. They will be responsible for strengthening the firm’s e-disclosure, technology investigation and forensic data intelligence services.

Their responsibilities will include supporting complex cross-border litigation proceedings and regulatory reviews, in addition to offering sophisticated data-driven fraud detection solutions. Forensic technology is a rapidly growing market worth more than £2 billion ($4 billion) worldwide.

Paul Walker will lead the team and head E&Y’s forensic technology and discovery services for Northern Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. He will be charged with growing the UK practice by 100 percent over the next 12 months and putting the firm at the forefront of the market. Formerly head of forensic technology at KPMG, Walker brings over 12 years’ experience in consulting and advisory services to the role, having also previously worked at Accenture as well as Detica, both global business and technology consultants.

Bhandari, a qualified solicitor, began his 15-year career in international litigation with international law firms Herbert Smith and Baker & McKenzie before joining KPMG to lead its evidence and disclosure management practice. A leader in the field of e-disclosure, Bhandari was co-author of the 2003 Commercial Litigators’ Forum White Paper on electronic disclosure. He will be responsible for sales, business development and thought leadership.

Mallison joins the E&Y forensic data intelligence team and will be responsible for enhancing the firm’s advanced predictive forensic data services to clients. Recently, he led the data analytics practice at KPMG and previously worked at Detica. He has ten years’ experience in the forensic technology industry and is credited with the design and implementation of a number of industry leading data driven fraud detection solutions across a number of sectors.

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