Global business advisory firm FTI Consulting has added five professionals to the firm’s Forensic Accounting & Advisory Services practice within its Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment.

The expansion of the practice includes the addition of Senior Managing Directors Stephanie Lhomme, Patrick Pericak and Nigel Webb, and Managing Directors Irumire David Okhumale and Jack Schwager.

Lhomme, who will be based in Paris, has nearly 20 years of experience in financial and risk consulting worldwide. She joins FTI Consulting from Control Risks, where she was the head of the Compliance, Forensic and Investigation department for Europe and Africa, as well as the Managing Director of the French entity.  

Pericak, who will be based in Washington, D.C., joins FTI Consulting from the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was a prosecutor in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit of the Fraud Section. Before joining the Justice Department, Pericak was a senior trial attorney for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and prior to that he was a special counsel at the law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.

Webb, who will be based in London, brings more than 25 years of experience working with financial institutions and in technology and business roles. He joins FTI Consulting from Baringa Partners in London, where he focused on risk and regulatory matters, including MiFID II, conduct risk and foreign exchange remediation.

Okhumale, who joins from Deloitte’s risk and regulatory practice, has more than 10 years of experience advising domestic and international clients on matters relating to anti-corruption, forensic accounting, data analytics, dispute resolution and litigation support. Okhumale also has overseen multiple cross-border FCPA matters in response to DOJ and SEC proceedings.

Schwager, who will be based in Chicago, has more than 15 years of experience in forensic accounting and investigations, litigation consulting, and public accounting. He rejoins FTI Consulting from Burgess-Norton Manufacturing. He specializes in financial and accounting-based disputes, forensic accounting and investigations, and the measurement of economic damages and business valuation in general commercial litigation.