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June 6, 2019

FTI Consulting links with ADIGEO to enhance liability services

FTI Consulting’s Forensic Accounting & Advisory Services practice within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment has entered into an affiliation with ADIGEO Consulting, LLC, which is led by Helen Munter, former Director of Registration and Inspections at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

ADIGEO, which Munter co-founded in 2018 with John Fiebig, former Senior Deputy Director and Leader for the PCAOB’s Global Network Firm Inspection Program, assists clients with improving audit quality and responding to allegations raised by regulators and plaintiffs.

“Helen is an innovative thought leader in the financial oversight regulatory field,” said Edward Westerman, Co-Leader of the Forensic Accounting & Advisory Services practice at FTI Consulting. “We have had the pleasure of knowing Helen for many years, and partnering with her and ADIGEO will provide audit firms and their legal counsel with access to an unparalleled team of experts who have a deep understanding of US and international auditing standards and regulatory requirements.”

As PCAOB Director of Registration and Inspections, Munter led a national team of more than 500 audit professionals who oversaw the audit work of all PCAOB-registered firms globally. She also developed an auditor education and training program to help improve audit quality.

Before joining the PCAOB in 2004, Munter was an Audit Partner at Deloitte, where she was a Deputy Professional Practice Director in Northern California and oversaw consultations on risk management, technical accounting and audit matters arising in the local office accounting and audit practice. She also spent two years in Barcelona, Spain, where she conducted audits of large, multinational companies with respect to their operations in Spain and served as an expert in matters of US GAAP and auditing standards.

Munter said: “I am thrilled to be working closely with Ed and the FTI Consulting team, who I know work skillfully to assist clients in high-profile disputes and investigations. Building on their global team of experts and world-class data and technology resources, ADIGEO will add our deep experience in global audit practice and regulation so that working together, we may broaden and enhance the opportunities and solutions we provide our clients.”

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