Mike De Laval and Jack Yeager Join Whitley Penn as Forensic Litigation Valuation Services Managing Directors

June 2018 | Posted in Forensic Litigation & Valuation, Manufacturing and Distribution, Whitley Penn
Forensic Litigation & Valuation, Manufacturing and Distribution, Whitley Penn

Houston, TX (June 26, 2018) – Whitley Penn is pleased to announce that Mike De Laval and Jack Yeager have joined the firm’s Houston office as Managing Directors in the Forensic, Litigation, and Valuation group.

De Laval has provided expert testimony and litigation consulting for the past 15 years across numerous commodity markets including oil & gas, NGL’s / LPG’s, petrochemicals, electricity, agricultural, and metals.  He has relevant industry experience to provide a thoughtful, real world opinion with regards to matters involving trading, transportation, contractual, asset operation and optimization, and overall portfolio issues. He has been certified as an expert in Hedge Funds, Funds of Funds, and Natural Gas in US District Court, and has broad based experience providing subject matter expertise in litigation consulting and testimony involving white collar crime, government regulatory actions, private litigation, and Uncitral Arbitrations. De Laval earned his B.S. in Economics from Northwestern University.

Yeager has expertise related to commodity and derivative markets (e.g. energy, agriculture, metals, futures, and options). He has over 20 years of practical experience working in and consulting to businesses that regularly engage in commodity or derivative transactions, primarily in the oil, gas & power sectors. He also has nearly 15 years of experience assisting in litigation matters as both a testifying and consulting expert. Yeager earned his B.A. in Psychology, M.S. in Finance, and Ph.D. in Finance from Texas Tech University.

Together De Laval and Yeager co-lead Whitley Penn’s Traded Markets practice which provides both business consulting and litigation support services to participants in traded markets.

“We are eager to welcome Mike and Jack to our team and believe their diverse experience will be a true asset to the firm and our clients,” stated Jim Penn, Partner in Charge of the Forensic Litigation Valuation Services group.

About Whitley Penn, LLP

Whitley Penn continues to be one of the region’s most distinguished public accounting firms.  With a strong base in Texas and a worldwide network affiliation via Nexia International, the firm is strategically positioned for continued growth both locally and internationally.  Whitley Penn has been consistently recognized as “One the Top 100 Firms in the U.S.” and “Best of the Best” by INSIDE Public Accounting.  For more information on Whitley Penn, please visit www.whitleypenn.com.

 

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Whitley Penn continues to be one of the region’s most distinguished public accounting firms. With a strong base in Texas and a worldwide network affiliation via Nexia International, the firm is strategically positioned for continued growth both locally and internationally. Whitley Penn has been consistently recognized as “One the Top 100 Firms in the U.S.” and “Best of the Best” by INSIDE Public Accounting. For more information on Whitley Penn, please visit whitleypenn.com.

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