Press Release

Navigant Further Expands Energy Capabilities with Litigation and Advisory Professionals

February 13, 2015 at 8:30 AM EST

New additions strengthen the Firm’s suite of services and skills in the oil & gas sector

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 13, 2015-- Navigant (NYSE: NCI) announced today that Karyl Van Tassel has joined its Disputes & Investigations practice as a Managing Director and Terry Manning has joined Navigant Energy as a Director. Both professionals will support the Firm’s expanding services within the oil & gas sector and join Navigant’s Houston office.

Van Tassel will work with clients to address financial, damages, forensic accounting, economic and valuation challenges they face in a variety of litigation and investigation matters in the Energy sector. Manning will lead the delivery of services to Upstream oil and gas clients in North America.

In January, the Firm announced the addition of five senior strategic hires to support its expanding portfolio of services for the Energy sector. Along with Van Tassel and Manning, these professionals bring extensive industry experience and deep expertise in the areas of strategic planning, operational excellence, energy trading, asset management and security, as well as forensic accounting, expert testimony, and business intelligence and investigations.

Additional information about Van Tassel and Manning’s backgrounds can be found below:

Karyl Van Tassel, Managing Director, Disputes & Investigations

Van Tassel’s work in litigation and investigative matters has included detailed financial and forensic analyses in a variety of matters, including securities, intellectual property, breach of contract, antitrust, lender liability, fraud, forensic accounting and wrongful terminations. At Navigant, Van Tassel will continue to assist clients in a wide range of industries while focused on oil, gas and energy litigation and investigative matters.

“Karyl has a proven track record of working with clients to deliver high-value solutions to their most complex litigation and financial challenges,” said Jeff Green, Vice President and head of Navigant's Disputes & Investigations practice. “As our clients in the oil, gas and energy sectors face increasing legal and regulatory risk; Karyl’s expertise enhances the Firm’s ability to meet the complex and rapidly evolving needs of the market with leading industry and service experience.”

Terry Manning, Director, Energy

Manning has worked in the oil and gas exploration and production business for more than 35 years. He has extensive technical, operational and asset management experience in reservoir development, well engineering, capital projects, asset valuation and profit improvement in the Upstream segment of the oil and gas business.

“In various leadership roles over the years, Terry has focused on delivering asset and portfolio performance improvements – providing profit enhancement to clients and leading acquisition and divestiture processes to revitalize oil and gas portfolios,” says Jan Vrins, Managing Director and leader of Navigant’s Global Energy practice. “His vast practical and technical breadth of knowledge will make him a very strong contributor to Navigant’s prominence and growth in the Upstream sector.”

About Navigant

Navigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global professional services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients, Navigant professionals deliver expert and advisory work through implementation and business process management services. The firm combines deep technical expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with business pragmatism to address clients’ needs in highly regulated industries, including Construction, Energy, Financial Services and Healthcare. More information about Navigant can be found at

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