SFC Associates Continues Expansion With Additional Hiring

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SFC Associates Announces the Hiring of New Principals Serge Cherny and David M. Lehman II

SFC Associates, a fast-growing, independent provider of expert opinion and securities and financial litigation consulting, continued its expansion with the hiring of two senior-level employees, Serge Cherny and David M. Lehman II.

“Serge and David combine the sort of hands-on experience and academic rigor that have come to define our company,” said SFC Associates founder and President Ezra Zask. “With the addition of our new employees, we continue to enhance our capabilities in key financial disciplines and ensure that we provide unparalleled service to our clients.”

Serge Cherny, who joins SFC Associates as a Principal, specializes in the application of finance and economic analysis to complex business litigation. He has extensive experience in the areas of complex valuation and bankruptcy and has provided consulting services in a variety of securities cases, as well as in the area of commercial damages. Prior to joining SFC Associates, Cherny was a Vice President at the Analysis Group, where he assisted counsel in pre-trial discovery, case strategy and preparation of expert testimony. Cherny began his career in economic consulting with Lexecon. Cherny holds an M.B.A. in finance from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a B.A. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

David Lehman, who also joins as a Principal, has more than 10 years of experience analyzing structured products, one of the most active areas of current litigation. Before joining SFC Associates, Lehman was an Associate Director at Navigant Consulting, where he helped establish and build the structured products litigation consulting and valuation practice. In this role, Lehman provided valuation and litigation advisory services related to complex structured products, including mortgage-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations and whole loans. Lehman has also been involved in the analysis, acquisition, securitization and pricing of collateralized mortgage obligations in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility at WaMu Capital Corp., Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. Lehman has a B.S. in finance from Lehigh University.

During the past three years, New York-based SFC Associates has enjoyed robust demand for its services from law firms, corporations and regulatory agencies. In 2011, the company was retained to provide expertise in more than a dozen new cases. In line with that growth, SFC Associates has been ramping up its hiring and expanding its network of affiliates.

About SFC Associates

SFC Associates, formerly Ezra Zask Advisors, has been involved in the financial services industry for over 20 years providing expert testimony and comprehensive litigation consulting services to law firms, corporations and government agencies. The firm’s expertise covers hedge funds, private equity and investment management; securities and complex financial instruments; corporate finance; banking and brokerage issues; and valuation and damages analysis. The firm’s founder and President, Ezra Zask, is an expert witness with extensive experience in the hedge fund, investment management and banking industries, and the author of two books on finance. SFC Associates is headquartered in New York City.

For more information, please visit http://www.sfcassociates.com

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