FSG academic affiliate Professor Ralph Walkling and Principal Gary Stahlberg were engaged by attorneys at Keating Muething & Klekamp (“KMK”) to provide expert analysis on behalf of defendants in a corporate governance matter involving claims of director and officer liability. The plaintiff was the trustee for a company that failed in 2008; defendants were certain … Continue reading "FSG Affiliate Professor Ralph Walkling and Principal Gary Stahlberg help win summary judgment in a corporate governance matter"
FSG Chairman and CEO Marc Vellrath today announced the formation of a strategic alliance with The Claro Group, one of the nation’s top privately owned management consulting firms with offices in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and Austin, TX. To help assure the success of the alliance, professionals from FSG’s Austin office, including Jeffrey … Continue reading "FSG Chairman and CEO Marc Vellrath announces formation of strategic alliance with The Claro Group"
FSG Managing Director Terry Lloyd recently spoke to The Women Leaders Roundtable, a networking group of women lawyers with firm, practice, and office management responsibilities. The roundtable, sponsored by Ida Abbott Consulting met recently in San Francisco. The topic was “The Economics of Law Firms.” Terry, a valuation expert, has appraised interests in law, accounting, … Continue reading "Managing Director Terry Lloyd speaks to the Women Leaders Roundtable on “The Economics of Law Firms”"
FSG Managing Director Joe Moravy and co-author release the article “An Overview of Recent Trends in PCAOB Inspection Reports.” This article, featured in Law360, examines the 2011 and 2012 PCAOB Inspection Reports. The authors focus on the PCAOB’s allegations of failures among the Big Four firms to obtain sufficient audit evidence to support their opinions … Continue reading "Joe Moravy and co-author release article on trends in PCAOB Inspection Reports in Law360"
FSG client Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro recently won a substantial verdict in federal court in San Francisco on behalf of its client Robin Antonick whose programming contributed to the earliest version of Madden Football, published by Electronic Arts. FSG’s team calculated the royalties based on sales of the game dating to 1989. FSG’s calculations were … Continue reading "FSG Plays Key Role in High Profile Videogame Case"
FSG Chairman and CEO Marc Vellrath offers his opinion in the Bloomberg article “Economists Tackle Puzzle of Libor Losses for Investors.” This article looks at the difficulties of calculating losses and proving damages for investors involved in the Libor scandal. “Divergences from key benchmarks have been identified by several researchers and attributed to Libor … Continue reading "CEO Marc Vellrath offers his opinion on tackling Libor losses"
FSG Chairman and CEO Marc Vellrath is quoted in the Bloomberg article “BP’s Oil Spill Deal Sours as Claims Add Billions to Cost.” In this article, the flawed and rushed BP settlement made with victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill is evaluated. BP recently filed an “emergency motion” contending that implementation of … Continue reading "CEO Marc Vellrath’s expert opinion on BP’s oil spill deal cited in Bloomberg"
Effective June 1, 2013, FSG Principals Eileen Reed and Jeff Armstrong will share responsibility for managing FSG’s Washington, DC, office, reporting to FSG Chairman and CEO, Marc Vellrath. Ms. Reed and Dr. Armstrong have worked together over the past decade on numerous matters involving antitrust issues and a variety of other business practices. Eileen Reed … Continue reading "New Office Leaders in FSG’s DC Office"
FSG offers a number of free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs that are designed to provide lawyers with the latest in thought leadership on topics related to litigation, regulation and recent market events. These programs are taught by FSG’s consulting experts and academic affiliates, most of whom are award winning teachers. The list below outlines … Continue reading "FSG Adds New CLE Offerings"
FSG recently contributed articles to the PLI handbook Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2013: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know. Articles include: – “Measuring the Fair Value of Illiquid Assets Under GAAP” by FSG Managing Director Terry Lloyd – “Update: A Brief Overview of Trends in PCAOB Inspection Reports, What Every Practitioner … Continue reading "FSG Contributes to PLI’s Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2013 Handbook"