DALLAS, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, today announced that Kevin Prins 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 Los Angeles, California office.
Prior to joining Ryan, Mr. Prins held senior leadership positions in the litigation consulting practices of two large accounting firms and also founded a consulting firm providing damage analysis, valuation analysis, and expert testimony services to clients in disputes and litigation. Mr. Prins has more than 26 years of experience in litigation consulting, providing analysis related to fraudulent activities, lost profits, breach of contract, business interruption, business valuation, professional malpractice, wrongful termination, and more. He is a recognized industry expert and has assisted counsel in obtaining significant awards and recoveries for clients in multiple industries, including defense, public contracts, entertainment, finance and banking, healthcare, real estate, utilities, and manufacturing. Mr. Prins holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Grand Valley State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Arizona State University.
"Recent high-profile corporate fraud schemes have forced companies to focus on the need to protect their assets and shareholder value, and our clients are increasingly turning to Ryan for help in detecting fraud, waste, and abuse," said Peter McLaughlin, Ryan Principal and Fraud and Forensic Recovery Practice Leader. "Kevin's specialized expertise and proven history of success complement our capabilities, and his leadership will be a tremendous benefit to our clients on the west coast and across North America."
"I'm excited to have a veteran fraud and forensic recovery expert like Kevin Prins 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 meet our clients' evolving business needs and support our Firm's continued growth."
Ryan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect tax practice in North America and the sixth 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 two-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 6,500 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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