Houlihan Lokey strengthens Dispute Resolution capabilities with senior hire in Los Angeles

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Houlihan Lokey has announced that Mark Hayden has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the Dispute Resolution Consulting practice within Financial Advisory Services (FAS). He is based in Los Angeles.

Hayden joins from Deloitte, where he was a Partner in the Valuation and Modeling Group, most recently serving as National Practice Leader for its Valuation Dispute practice. Prior to Deloitte, he was a partner in EY’s Valuation and Dispute practice. Over the course of his 24-year career, Hayden has worked on hundreds of assignments for a broad roster of clients, including Fortune 100 companies, middle-market consumer products companies, private equity and debt funds, and legal counsel representing defendants in civil litigation.

“Mark’s breadth of experience in corporate financial advisory, expert witness, and post-transaction dispute resolution solutions is outstanding, and I’m delighted that he has joined Houlihan Lokey,” said John Taylor, Head of Dispute Resolution Consulting at Houlihan Lokey. “Mark has delivered trial and arbitration testimony, provided guidance on countless acquisitions, advised numerous funds in valuing complex securities, served as accounting arbitrator, and led global valuation assignments that included complex tax and financial reporting issues. I’m confident that he will be tremendously beneficial to our clients on a wide range of matters,” he continued.

“I am excited to join the Houlihan Lokey team to further the delivery of outstanding value and independent advice to our clients. My combination of financial advisory, valuation, and expert witness expertise are highly complementary to the firm’s unique culture and comprehensive service offering,” said Mr. Hayden.

Hayden holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Western Michigan University and an MBA from the University of California, Davis. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA). Hayden is also a CPA with an Accreditation in Business Valuation (ABV) from the American Institute of CPAs.

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