Three new managing directors join firm to build global services
CHICAGO – July 13, 2017 – Navigant (NYSE: NCI) today announced the strategic expansion of the firm’s intellectual property (IP) global consulting capability. The IP team will assist clients with assessing, valuing, and managing IP assets in today’s innovation economy.
“Our team creates value for clients by combining timely, competitive information and state-of-the-art valuation methodologies using advanced data and analytical tools to deliver practical business solutions,” said Lee Spirer, chief growth and transformation officer at Navigant. “The rapid evolution of IP policies and business models creates new opportunities and risks for organizations in a complex and rapidly changing global environment.”
The Navigant IP team is led by David Yurkerwich, a noted expert in the field with a long history of working closely with IP holders, legal counsel, and investors to assess value in strategy, transactions, and disputes. The core IP team includes existing Navigant IP experts Jim Pampinella and Renee Wong, and newly hired managing directors Chris Spadea and Peter Hardigan.
Based within the firm’s Disputes, Forensics, and Legal Technology (DFLT) segment, the IP team will work closely with legal counsel, inventors, owners, and investors across all industries, with a particular focus on collaborating with Navigant teams in energy, healthcare, life sciences, and financial services. The team will assess IP assets and markets, facilitate IP transactions, and provide expert analysis and testimony in IP disputes.
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage, and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm serves clients in the healthcare, energy, high tech and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at www.navigant.com.