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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

John Stark is a leading light in the digital forensics arena, held in high esteem for his sweeping knowledge of data analysis across a range of sectors, from energy to healthcare. 

Biography

John F Stark is a managing director at Ankura, based in San Francisco. He advises on and organises consulting and expert witness solutions to address and solve risk in litigation, governmental oversight and corporate investigations, and compliance. These teams and solutions provide functional expertise in forensic accounting, economics, finance and complex data; as well as in-depth industry expertise in healthcare, life sciences, banking and consumer finance, technology and energy sectors.

Representative complex litigation projects include false claims and qui tam defence, economic, financial and accounting analysis, and expert testimony across a wide spectrum of litigation, including IP, accounting, securities, and financial, employment, antitrust and royalty-related litigation (eg, valuation, market definition, liability and damages analyses), and electronic discovery.

Representative government investigations and white-collar projects include management and board-led investigations of whistle-blower claims and regulatory inquiries involving accounting irregularities, corporate fraud and abuse, and the FCPA; HHS OIG and DOJ investigations; corporate and individual white-collar defence involving the SEC and DOJ; data breach and IP theft investigations; and IRO and monitorships.

Representative regulatory and compliance projects include financial restatement and accounting remediation; GDPR and privacy-related compliance; and CID response.

Previously, John practised in the New York office of the law firm, Shearman & Sterling. During law school, John worked for numerous financial and regulatory institutions, including the SEC, the CFTC and the US EXIM Bank.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

John Stark is a top performer who draws effusive praise from market sources for his broad experience on corporate fraud, accounting irregularities and e-discovery.

Biography

John F Stark is a managing director at Ankura, based in San Francisco. He advises on and organises consulting and expert witness solutions to address and solve risk in litigation, governmental oversight and corporate investigations, and compliance. These teams and solutions provide functional expertise in forensic accounting, economics, finance and complex data; as well as in-depth industry expertise in healthcare, life sciences, banking and consumer finance, technology and energy sectors.

Representative complex litigation projects include false claims and qui tam defence, economic, financial and accounting analysis, and expert testimony across a wide spectrum of litigation, including IP, accounting, securities, and financial, employment, antitrust and royalty-related litigation (eg, valuation, market definition, liability and damages analyses), and electronic discovery.

Representative government investigations and white-collar projects include management and board-led investigations of whistle-blower claims and regulatory inquiries involving accounting irregularities, corporate fraud and abuse, and the FCPA; HHS OIG and DOJ investigations; corporate and individual white-collar defence involving the SEC and DOJ; data breach and IP theft investigations; and IRO and monitorships.

Representative regulatory and compliance projects include financial restatement and accounting remediation; GDPR and privacy-related compliance; and CID response.

Previously, John practised in the New York office of the law firm, Shearman & Sterling. During law school, John worked for numerous financial and regulatory institutions, including the SEC, the CFTC and the US EXIM Bank.

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