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J.S. Held in the United States

We have more than 1,500 professionals who serve as trusted advisors to organizations across six continents, including 81% of the Global 200 Law Firms, 70% of the Forbes Top 20 Insurance Companies, and 65% of Fortune 100 Companies.

Headquartered in the U.S., our experts are positioned throughout the country to provide local support across our full suite of services.

We advise on matters involving construction, engineering, intellectual property, the environment, health and safety, valuation and economic damages, forensic accounting, turnaround and restructuring, regulatory compliance, and business intelligence and investigations.

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Our professionals serve as trusted advisors to organizations facing high stakes matters that demand urgent attention, staunch integrity, proven experience, clear-cut analysis, and an understanding of both tangible and intangible assets.

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Scott Armstrong
Executive Vice President | Equipment Practice Lead
Addison, TX
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Mark Cohen
Senior Managing Director | Global Construction Advisory Services Practice Lead
New York, NY
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Greg Esslinger
Executive Vice President | Global Investigations Practice Lead
Alpharetta, GA
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Stephen Fenton
Executive Vice President | Accident Reconstruction Practice Lead
Greenwood Village, CO
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Stephen O'Malley
Senior Managing Director | Digital Investigations & Discovery
New York, NY
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John Peiserich
Executive Vice President | Environmental, Health & Safety Practice Lead
New Orleans, LA
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Andrew Ross
Executive Vice President | Building Consulting Practice Lead
Langley, BC
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Todd Schoettelkotte
Senior Managing Director | Intellectual Property Practice Lead
Houston, TX
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Aubrey Shea
Executive Vice President | Forensic Accounting – Insurance Services Practice Lead
Media, PA
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Katie Twomey
Executive Managing Director | Builder’s Risk (CAR/EAR) Practice Lead
Charlotte, NC
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David Weiner
Executive Vice President | Economic Damages & Valuations Practice Lead
Los Angeles, CA
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Emily Wohlfarth
Executive Vice President | Forensic Architecture & Engineering Practice Lead
Columbia, MD
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Wiley Wright
Senior Managing Director | Construction Advisory North America Lead
Sarasota, FL
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Featured News


We are excited to announce the expansion of our Health Sciences services and welcome 20 toxicologists, industrial hygienists, health scientists, data analysts, and library services staff to our Environmental, Health & Safety practice.

J.S. Held is proud to have one of the largest and most distinguished teams of toxicology consultants and experts in the world. Among those joining the firm include industry leaders Dallas M. Cowan, Patrick Kerzic, Angie Perez, David Fung, and Thales Cheng.

> Click here to read the press release

Who's Who Legal Recognition

We are proud to share that John Ciccarelli and Jose Fouz have been recognized by Who’s Who Legal (WWL) in their recent publications of the following categories:

Arbitration Expert Witnesses

Transport Experts

These experts embody our core values of quality and service, and we are proud to have their leadership within J.S. Held.

> Learn more about the awards and to hear what peers and clients had to say.

IAM Patent 1000

We are proud to recognize several experts in J.S. Held’s Intellectual Property practice who are among the world’s leading patent professionals in the 2023 IAM Patent 1000.

Todd Schoettelkotte

Andrew Carter

James E. Malackowski

Michael Milani

Bryan Van Uden

Daniel Lindsay

Shirley Webster

> Learn more about their recognition

J.S. Held Announces John Peiserich as New EHS Practice Lead

We are pleased to announce the promotion of John Peiserich to Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Practice Lead.

John has 30+ years of environmental law and regulatory compliance experience, including time as a practicing environmental attorney, independent monitor, and serving as trustee for a state-owned Superfund site. John joined J.S. Held in 2022 to build out our environmental risk and compliance consulting services within EHS, and he has excelled in doing so while being a strong leader for the organization.

In his new role, John will now lead all aspects of EHS, including EHS/ESG Digital Solutions; Energy & Environmental Advisory; Health Sciences; Industrial Hygiene & The Built Environment; and Liability Assessment, Management & Remediation.

> Click here to learn more about John and our EHS practice.

J.S. Held Global Risk Report

With change comes both risk and opportunity. In the inaugural release of the J.S. Held Global Risk Report, we combine the technical, scientific, financial, and strategic expertise of our team members to provide insight on top influential topics for 2024.

Information shared in this report is a collection of research and observations from J.S. Held experts who advise insurance professionals, legal counsel, governments, investors, and corporations across every sector and geography.

> Click here to view the 2024 J.S. Held Global Risk Report.

50 & Forward

Over the past 50 years, J.S. Held has evolved into a leading global consulting firm that combines technical, scientific, financial, and strategic expertise to advise clients seeking to realize value and mitigate risk.

Throughout our journey, we’ve consulted on some of the most important matters in history.

We are grateful for the trust and relationships developed over the years and look forward to continued growth and evolution. From our foundation to future – 50 & Forward.

> Click here to watch the story of J.S. Held from 1974 to today.

J.S. Held Expands Economic Damages & Valuations Practice with Acquisition of Forensic Resolutions, Inc.

Forensic Resolutions, Inc. is a forensic and investigative accounting firm providing clients with solutions to challenging business problems and complex insurance claims. The firm’s areas of expertise span economic damages and litigation services, insurance claim services, fraud/corporate investigations, and forensic accounting.

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J.S. Held Senior Leaders Chosen for TMA Leadership Roles

We are pleased to announce that Brian Gleason and Michael Jacoby have been chosen for global leadership roles within the Turnaround Management Association (TMA).

In 2024, Brian will act as VP of Education on the TMA Executive Board and Michael will serve on the Board of Trustees. These are prestigious appointments, and we are proud of Brian and Michael's vision and dedication as leaders in turnaround management.

Brian and Michael are senior leaders within J.S. Held and recently joined the firm through our acquisition of Phoenix Management.

> Click here to learn more about J.S. Held's acquisition of Phoenix Management

J.S. Held Expands Corporate Finance Group with Acquisition of Phoenix Management

Phoenix Management helps companies build and maximize long-term enterprise value. Their services span strategic growth advisory, turnaround management, transaction advisory, and investment banking.

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J.S. Held Expands Technical Expertise in Accident Reconstruction with Acquisition of TransCon CSI

This partnership expands J.S. Held’s accident reconstruction presence in the Mid-Atlantic and brings added expertise in commercial vehicle investigations. Glen Reuschling, TransCon CSI President, is a former law enforcement officer and one of 34 Department of Transportation (DOT) certified inspectors nationally.

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J.S. Held Expands Environmental, Health, and Safety Practice with Acquisition of Environmental Consultants

J.S. Held has acquired Environmental Consultants, LLC, expanding the firm’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Practice. Based in the Greater St. Louis Area, Environmental Consultants provides environmental testing, inspection, and consulting services to clients in the Midwest and across the United States.

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J.S. Held Establishes Intellectual Property Specialty Services Group with the Acquisition of TechPats™

J.S. Held announces the acquisition of TechPats™ to complement its 2022 acquisition of Ocean Tomo, creating the industry's most comprehensive intellectual property consulting group.

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Welcome Greg Esslinger

We are excited to announce Greg Esslinger as our new Global Investigations Practice Lead.

Greg has 25+ years of risk, compliance, and investigative experience, including time as a practicing attorney and FBI Special Agent. Greg has led strategy development at global consulting firms, founded investigative practices, and championed D&I programs.

He will lead our Global Investigations team spanning financial services, digital investigations & discovery, business intelligence, political risk, investigations, compliance consulting, and dispute advisory.

> Click here to learn more about Greg Esslinger.

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