Consulting firm FSG doubles expert roster, strengthening its Economics, Accounting and Finance practices nationwide

New York, New York (June 7, 2011) – FSG (Finance Scholars Group, Inc.), a privately held consulting firm that specializes in expert testimony services, has opened a Washington DC office. Adding to its existing presence in New York, Illinois, California and Texas, FSG now gives its clients access to highly-credentialed testifiers and consulting assistance in major legal markets.


FSG’s growing reputation in the legal community has enabled it to expand through the current recession, opening additional offices and recruiting nationally-recognized industry and academic experts in diverse fields. Over the past year, FSG has doubled its roster of testifying experts, most notably in its Antitrust, Labor Economics, Accounting, and Finance practices.


“Few firms offer the breadth of expertise now available through FSG,” says President Jeff Andrien. “With five offices strategically located in leading legal markets and managed as a single firm, we have the ability to meet the consulting and expert requirements of the most demanding lawyers on their toughest assignments.”


The Washington DC office bolsters FSG’s roster of antitrust economics experts consulting on domestic and international competition disputes, including mergers and acquisitions. These economists have consulted or testified on a variety of antitrust liability and damages issues, including horizontal and vertical restraints, market definition, price fixing and class certification, among others. In other offices, new labor economists bring additional expertise to FSG in the areas of fair lending, class action, and wage and hour cases.


Recent additions to FSG’s Accounting practice include forensic accountants and audit partners from Big Four accounting firms, including partners with experience auditing SEC registrants, investment banks, hedge funds, and exchanges. These experts strengthen FSG’s existing roster of specialists consulting on litigation disputes involving financial accounting, audit malpractice, director and officer liability, and fraud.


FSG’s complement of industry and academic experts in its Finance practice has been further augmented with specialists in mortgage securitizations, hedge fund and investment management, and corporate governance. FSG also has structured an affiliation with highly-regarded investment banking boutique Sonenshine Partners, a New York-based firm that provides strategic and financial advisory services to Fortune 1000 and middle market companies. Through its affiliation with Sonenshine, FSG now offers its clients access to the expertise and insights of Sonenshine’s experienced bankers in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and financings.


Additional information on each new professional and affiliate appears on FSG’s website at “We’ve added exceptional talent to our team of in-house and affiliated experts over the past year, and clients have responded positively,” said Chairman and CEO Marc Vellrath. “When the litigation stakes are high, clients want the finest experts available, supported by highly credentialed and experienced consulting staff. With our recent additions, both our experts and litigation consultants are second to none.


Given its growing roster of experts, FSG has become a firm of choice for complex business disputes. FSG is positioned among top level financial and economic consulting firms nationwide, with a strong base of testifiers and consulting experts located in major legal markets.


About Finance Scholars Group


FSG is a privately held consulting firm that provides accounting, economic, and financial consulting services on litigation and management related issues. Nationally acclaimed law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies turn to FSG for its unique blend of academic thought leadership, practical experience, and rigorous analytical approach to problem solving.  FSG has offices in California, Illinois, New York, Texas, and Washington DC. The firm’s expert capabilities span six practice areas: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Intellectual Property, Marketing, and Valuation.  For more information about FSG, please visit or contact Marc Vellrath, CEO, or Jeff Andrien, President, at (212) 338-0600.