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O’Keefe Adds Automotive Recall Practice Group to Strategic Advisory Services

O’Keefe Adds Automotive Recall Practice Group to Strategic Advisory Services

February 15, 2017

Financial and strategic advisory firm O’Keefe announced today the expansion of its advisory services with its Automotive Recall Practice Group. The announcement was made by Patrick O’Keefe, firm founder and CEO.

The team is comprised of the following professionals:
• Dr. Andrew Malec, Partner/Managing Director
• Susan Koss, Partner/Managing Director
• Carolyn Riegler, Director
• Judy Wallace, Director
• Matthew Rizzo, Senior Associate

The team brings many years of financial, operational, economic and automotive industry experience together in the quantification of economic damages for automotive recall matters.

Closely monitoring developments in the automotive industry, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and case law, the Automotive Recall Practice group adeptly guides and counsels suppliers in automotive recall settlement discussions, including in the areas of:
– Economic analysis of completion rates
– Cost data sampling
– Cost analysis of labor, material and overhead charges
– Discovery assistance and expert witness rebuttal reports
– Expert witness testimony

“As regulations are aggressively enforced, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are required to be more responsive on product defects and suppliers are increasingly faced with disputes and threat of litigation,” said Susan Koss, Partner and Managing Director, O’Keefe. “To better serve our supplier clients, our highly credentialed team will work to preserve customer business relationships while easing financial adversity.”