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Duff & Phelps, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor, has announced the expansion of its Disputes and Investigations practice with the addition of Managing Director Dr. William (Bill) Kennedy. Dr. Kennedy is based in Duff & Phelps’ Boston office.

Dr. Kennedy has over 30 years of professional experience, including serving as a partner with a Midwest regional CPA firm and holding managing director positions with global litigation consulting firms. He has expertise in shareholder and M&A purchase priced disputes, event studies, security litigation and security fraud damages calculations, complex business litigation, lost profits and economic damages.

Carl Jenkins, Managing Director and Global Leader for the Disputes and Investigations practice, commented, “We are pleased Dr. Kennedy joined Duff & Phelps. Bill brings significant industry expertise relevant to the firm’s core valuation advisory leadership.” Carl added, “In addition, Bill’s economic damages and litigation support experience enhances our existing forensic accounting capabilities.”

Dr. Kennedy has held various academic positions, including the rank of Associate Professor of Finance (with tenure). He currently serves as Adjunct Professor for the graduate accounting program at Florida Atlantic University where he teaches a course on Fair Value measurement. He is a frequent speaker on both valuation and statistics related topics at AICPA and ASA National Conferences. He has also provided continuing professional education seminars on valuation topics for the AICPA and American Society of Appraisers and other professional organizations.