DALLAS, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, today announced that Kenneth B. Leissler has joined the leadership team as Principal to support the continued growth of the Firm's Fraud and Forensic Recovery practice. He will be based in Ryan's New York City office.
Mr. Leissler has 35 years of law enforcement and corporate investigative experience in cases related to financial fraud, government fraud, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He has extensive expertise in courtroom testimony regarding financial fraud investigations, as well as financial crimes of altered documents, embezzlement, and illegal money laundering. Mr. Leissler has consulted with global clients on various litigation hold needs and provides consulting on technology platforms for records information management and global compliance. He is often retained as a subject-matter expert for discovery consulting and computer forensics. Mr. Leissler also offers training in the areas of computer forensic investigations and advanced forensic techniques, is an adjunct professor at Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, and has been an instructor of computer crime and crime analysis courses at several universities and state police academies. He has worked on several high-tech investigations that have resulted in positive convictions and has testified as an expert witness on the subject of computer forensic evidence and Internet investigations. Prior to joining Ryan, he was the Director of a major financial advisory services firm and also served as a National Practice Leader at an expert witness company and the Managing Director of a global business consulting and internal audit firm.
"The addition of an industry-leading forensic investigator like Ken Leissler will help protect our clients in this era of increased SEC scrutiny," said Peter McLaughlin, Fraud and Forensic Recovery Practice Leader, and Principal of Ryan. "His innovative approach and technical specialization in computer evidence and data recovery related to the detection of fraud, waste, abuse, and recovery of assets will deliver superior client value and results."
"I'm excited to have a veteran fraud and forensic investigator like Ken Leissler join our leadership team to support this rapidly emerging practice area," said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. "We will continue to acquire the most seasoned professionals in the industry to deliver our clients even higher levels of value and results."
Ryan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America and the seventh largest corporate tax practice in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services on a multi-jurisdictional basis, including audit defense, tax recovery, credits and incentives, tax process improvement and automation, tax appeals, tax compliance, and strategic planning. Ryan is a three-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan's multi-disciplinary team of more than 1,600 professionals and associates serves over 9,000 clients in 40 countries, including many of the world's most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at www.ryan.com.
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