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Cathy M. Niden Joins Navigant Economics

March 23, 2010 at 12:02 PM EDT
CHICAGO, Mar 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI), a global consulting firm providing dispute, investigative, operational, risk management and financial advisory solutions, announced today that Dr. Cathy M. Niden has joined Navigant Economics as a Managing Director in the Chicago office.

As the impact of the credit crisis continues to unfold, clients and their counsel are facing extremely complex and high risk situations involving securities, employment and contract disputes and inquiries. In response to this critical need, Navigant Economics has identified and recruited highly credentialed and experienced professionals like Dr. Niden to help clients address the issues in these high stakes disputes.

"Cathy has the exact qualifications necessary to assist those of our clients dealing with disputes arising from the credit crisis, including complex securities, contract and employment claims." stated John Garvey, Managing Director in Navigant Economics. "Her experience with the Securities and Exchange Commission gives her a uniquely valuable perspective."

Dr. Niden has specialized expertise in financial economics particularly in financial markets, corporate finance, and securities regulation. She has over has over 10 years experience providing expert testimony in cases alleging securities fraud, insider trading, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and ERISA violations in connection with 401(k) and defined benefit plans. She has directed analyses addressing issues in financial economics including valuation, ownership and control of firms as they relate to acquisitions and corporate governance, accounting restatements, and securities regulation.

Prior to joining Navigant, Dr. Niden also served as Associate Chief Economist and Academic Fellow at the Securities and Exchange Commission Office of Economic Analysis. She also served as a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Pittsburgh, and is currently teaching in the Masters of Science in Finance program at Loyola University of Chicago. Dr. Niden received her AB, MBA, and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago.

Navigant Economics

Navigant Economics provides economic and financial analysis of legal and business issues to law firms, corporations and government agencies. It includes more than 30 Ph.D. economists and over 100 consulting professionals, many of whom are affiliated with leading academic institutions including the University of Chicago, Georgetown University, Northwestern University and the George Mason University School of Law.

About Navigant Consulting

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI) is a specialized independent consulting firm providing dispute, financial, regulatory and operational advisory services to government agencies, legal counsel and large companies facing the challenges of uncertainty, risk, distress and significant change. The Company focuses on industries undergoing substantial regulatory or structural change including healthcare, energy and financial and insurance services, and on the issues driving these transformations. "Navigant" is a service mark of Navigant International, Inc. Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NCI) is not affiliated, associated, or in any way connected with Navigant International, Inc. and NCI's use of "Navigant" is made under license from Navigant International, Inc. More information about Navigant Consulting can be found at

SOURCE: Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Shannon Prown
Navigant Consulting, Inc.

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