Frederick M. Bennett to expand scope of professional services firm’s dispute advisory work
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Nov. 15, 2016 — Sikich LLP recently announced the hiring of former FBI Special Agent Frederick M. Bennett, who will lead the firm’s new Dallas office and the investigations team within the dispute advisory practice.
“Fred brings valuable corporate investigative experience to our firm,” said Sikich CEO Jim Sikich. “He will help expand the capabilities of our growing dispute advisory practice. Further, he will help drive our continued expansion in the booming Dallas market and across the state of Texas.”
Bennett spent more than 20 years as a special agent and assistant special agent in charge of the FBI’s Dallas field office. As head of Sikich’s investigations team, he will work primarily with corporate general counsel and outside counsel on internal corporate and financial fraud investigations across industries.
“I am excited to join a first-class dispute advisory practice,” Bennett said. “The talented team at Sikich is adept at working through large amounts of data and evidence to quickly determine legal implications for our clients. I look forward to joining forces and providing high-quality investigative services to attorneys in the Dallas area and across the country.”
Sikich’s dispute advisory practice provides fraud management and prevention, forensic investigation, damage analysis and valuation to the government, legal and corporate communities. The Dallas office is the firm’s second in Texas. Sikich also has a growing presence in Houston.
Bennett, a CPA who is also certified in financial forensics, earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Eastern Kentucky University and his MBA in finance from George Washington University.
About Sikich LLP
Sikich LLP, a leading professional services firm specializing in accounting, technology, investment banking* and advisory services**, has more than 750 employees throughout the country. Founded in 1982, Sikich now ranks as one of the country’s Top 35 Certified Public Accounting firms and is among the top 10 of all enterprise resource planning solution partners in the country. From corporations and not-for-profits to state and local governments, Sikich clients can use a broad spectrum of services and products that help them reach long-term, strategic goals.
*Securities are offered through Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, a registered broker/dealer with the Securities and Exchange Commission and a member of FINRA and SIPC.
**Financial advisory services offered through Sikich Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor.