John Huber joined FTI Consulting as a senior managing director in the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment effective February 1, 2011. He will be based in Washington, DC and Chicago, IL. Mr. Huber will provide consulting services and expert witness testimony in the areas of securities offerings, strategic transactions, corporate disclosure, restatements, internal control over financial reporting and corporate governance.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Huber was a senior partner of Latham & Watkins, LLP where he counseled companies and investment banking firms on securities offerings, tender offers and mergers. He also advised companies, audit and compensation committees on a broad range of securities regulation issues, including securities law, accounting, restatements, internal control over financial reporting and corporate governance.
Mr. Huber is the former director and deputy director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance. During his 11 years at the SEC, he was responsible for the Division's rule-making program for the integrated disclosure system, shelf registration, going private and the first permanent rules governing tender offers. He supervised the Division's review and comment process of filings by public companies.
Mr. Huber is an editor of The Practitioner's Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, published by the American Bar Association. He is a former chairman of the ABA's Subcommittee on Securities Registration and the ABA's Task Force on Regulation FD as well as a former member of the NASD's Corporate Finance Committee. Mr. Huber is a frequent speaker at securities law and accounting conferences.
Mr. Huber is listed in the 2011 Edition of Washington DC's Best Lawyers survey in the Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Law categories. He was also named as one of the world's leading practitioners in Corporate Governance by the International Who's Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers 2010.