Domestic Arbitration and Litigation: Three Lines of Defense

Three things define our approach: First, we bring analytical rigor to the science of organization, using facts and benchmarks to scope the opportunity and measure results. Second, every effort to strengthen organizations is integrated with business imperatives: executing strategy, improving operations, meeting customer needs. Third, we focus not just on short-term results, but on building organizational health—the capabilities and qualities that underpin sustained performance. 

Our team supports clients facing high-stakes disputes, litigation, arbitration, and investigations. We support our corporate clients and their legal counsel with access to accountants, financial analysts, schedulers, corporate auditors, economists, and statisticians, all of whom are grounded in deep industry experience. We advise clients on settling claims and help them find opportunities to retain value during contract closeout.

Well-structured claim and counter-claim strategies have helped our clients achieve average claim settlement rates significantly below the original claimed value. We have a proven approach and proprietary tool kit that secures significant value for each project we work on. Our global network comprises experts with decades of industry experience, strategic consultant practitioners, and formal collaboration agreements with leading law firms. For distressed projects, these experts form the core of our deployed project teams who support clients in an advisory capacity, and embed in interim management roles.

Setting Strategic Direction: Swift and Decisive

Global disputes are becoming more frequent and complex as corporations and financial institutions continue to enter new markets against a backdrop of tighter regulatory scrutiny, higher accountability standards, and intense competition. With more companies doing business in emerging markets, the risks are even greater. All of this creates higher costs and greater liability, requiring that disputes be avoided whenever possible—and resolved efficiently when they arise.

We are committed to resolving disputes as efficiently as possible and offering practical commercial solutions. We take a global, cross-sector, cross-functional view of risk issues, combining our deep industry insights and strategic skills with a structured risk-management approach, proven methodologies focused on true transformation, analytical tools, and practical implementation. We have four key areas of expertise: enterprise risk management and risk culture, including crisis response; risk advanced analytics; risk and regulation; and trading and balance sheet risk. We are strongly represented at the most important annual risk conferences, and we host a number of executive roundtables that bring together leading executives from top global institutions.

Defining Posture and Assessing Leverage Points

We advise clients on settling claims and help them find opportunities to retain value during contract closeout. Well-structured claim and counter-claim strategies have helped our clients achieve average claim settlement rates significantly below the original claimed value. We have a proven approach and proprietary tool kit that secures significant value for each project we work on. Our extensive global network comprises experts with decades of industry experience, strategic consultant practitioners, and formal collaboration agreements with leading law firms.

The scope of our data, the interpretive force of our models, and the rigor of the processes applied by our analytics experts equip leaders to build a clearer and more detailed picture of the project, make better-informed and more robust decisions, and introduce greater transparency into direction setting.

We use a combination of advanced quantification methods (such as analytic modeling that also uses nontraditional data sources) and systematic integration of qualitative factors, including management experience. To complement statistically validated approaches, we integrate forward thinking, especially in risk measurement and management reporting. As a result, our clients gain a clearer perspective on their most important risks and related returns, on the structure of their portfolio of risks, and on using insights to improve strategic, financial, and operational decision-making. 

 

Executive Leadership

 Mr. David Smith

Mr. David Smith

 Mr. Stephen Nelson

Mr. Stephen Nelson

Facilitation and Mediation

When disputes arise, we guide clients through contentious negotiations and help them choose the best dispute resolution option. We provide expert advice at every step of the process, including litigation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution.

We move stakeholders away from an "I win, you lose" mentality, instead creating a collaborative environment that builds long-term trust and encourages trade-offs and "win-win" solutions. And we help clients translate their positions into messages that will be credible and compelling to the relevant audiences, presented in formats ranging from detailed position papers to short "political factoids."