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HOULIHAN LOKEY EXPANDS ITS DISPUTE RESOLUTION & FINANCIAL EXPERT OPINIONS PRACTICE WITH NEW HIRE

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Houlihan Lokey, the international investment bank, today announced that Richard Lee has joined the firm as a Managing Director in its Dispute Resolution & Financial Expert Opinions practice within Financial Advisory Services (FAS). He is based in New York.

Mr. Lee has more than 18 years of experience providing forensic accounting, valuation, and financial consulting services, most recently serving as a Partner at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services. Over the course of his career, Mr. Lee has conducted forensic accounting, economic damages, and valuation engagements in hundreds of matters, including breach of contract, intellectual property, employment, ownership, bankruptcy, mergers & acquisitions, and other business disputes. He has served as a consulting and testifying expert and provided expert reports in U.S. federal and state court cases, as well as ICC, AAA, and JAMS arbitrations. He has also performed many business and intangible asset appraisals in a broad range of industries for a variety of purposes, including buyside due diligence, sellside advisory, financial reporting, tax compliance, and strategic alternative assessment. In addition, Mr. Lee has worked with a variety of companies on buy-sell disputes involving working capital adjustments, earn-out calculations, and other types of post-closing adjustments.

"Richard has been involved in hundreds of disputes ranging from straightforward commercial litigation to large scale, complex disputes around the globe, in addition to serving as a party-appointed arbitrator on numerous occasions. Adding this depth of experience and significant intellectual capital to our team represents a meaningful expansion of our Dispute Resolution & Financial Expert Opinions practice," said John Taylor, Head of Dispute Resolution & Financial Expert Opinions at Houlihan Lokey. "Combining his expertise with the firm's technical excellence and substantial market intelligence will prove to be tremendously beneficial to our clients," he continued.

"I am delighted to have joined Houlihan Lokey," said Mr. Lee. "The firm's long history of delivering independent advice and well-supported analyses provides a unique platform to provide litigation support to its clients, and I'm excited to help expand this platform in the largest litigation market in the world," he added.

Mr. Lee holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in California and Texas, as well as an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society of Appraisers. Mr. Lee holds an Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Houlihan Lokey is an international investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of our commitment to client success across our advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is ranked as the No. 1 M &A advisor for U.S. transactions under $3 billion, the No. 1 global restructuring advisor, and the No. 1 M &A fairness opinion advisor for U.S. transactions over the past 10 years, according to Thomson Reuters. For more information, please visit www.HL.com.

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