Murray Analytics welcomes two seasoned professionals to the platform

Joel Cohen, previously with Duff & Phelps, joins Murray Analytics as Managing Director.

Barbara S. Scholl, most recently with UniCredit, and NewSmith Capital Partners, joins the Murray Analytics platform as a subject matter expert.

Murray Analytics is pleased to announce that Joel Cohen will be joining the Firm as a Managing Director.  Joel was most recently at Duff & Phelps in the Disputes and Investigations Practice, where he led teams in complex engagements relating to investment funds, forensic accounting, bankruptcies, and insolvencies, as well as litigations relating to the asset management industry.  Joel has a 16 year career in financial forensics, investigations, and insolvency work.  He has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences on topics including hedge fund restructuring, hedge fund fraud, and accounting fraud.  Over the course of his career, and prior to Duff & Phelps, Joel has also worked at Kinetic Partners, Citigroup, and Deloitte. 

Joel brings to Murray Analytics considerable experience in managing assignments relating to investment funds, having worked on numerous matters in both the U.S., as well as in offshore jurisdictions.  His experience includes work on cases involving accounting malpractice, business insurance disputes, fraud detection, and economic investigations.  Among other cases, Joel has recently worked on matters relating to Fletcher Asset Management, Petters, Bear Stearns High Grade Credit Strategies Funds, and Highview Point.  Joel holds a B.A. from Rutgers College, with a degree in economics and is also a Certified Fraud Examiner. 

In his new role at Murray Analytics, Joel will be a team leader and member, responsible for providing financial advisory and litigation support services to our client base.  Murray Analytics President, Marti P. Murray, states that “I have known Joel as a professional colleague over the years, and have been consistently impressed with his skillset, experience, and enthusiasm.  I am looking forward to working with Joel to continue the growth of Murray Analytics, while continuing to bring integrity, excellence, and execution to all that we do.”

Barbara Scholl joins the Murray Analytics Platform as a subject matter expert in issues relating to leveraged and distressed debt investing, restructuring investment banking, and customs and practices in the securities, bank debt, and trade claims markets.  Barbara has over 25 years of experience in distressed debt and other fixed income investing and restructuring investment banking.  She was a partner at Gordian Group, a restructuring investment banking firm, for nine years, and subsequently managed debt research and investments for leading firms, including Davidson Kempner, Merrill Lynch, Gordon Brothers, NewSmith Capital Partners, and UniCredit Group.

Earlier in 2016, Murray Analytics had announced the addition of Phillip “Buck” Burnaman II and Robert Hepler as subject matter experts in real estate, mortgage finance, mortgage servicing/due diligence, and structured finance.  Buck and Robert have recently been working on a number of high profile cases, including a case for Bank of New York Mellon in connection with the $8.5 billion Countrywide settlement, and a litigation relating to CMBS involving LaSalle Bank.

Marti P. Murray states, “I am thrilled to add an expert of Barbara’s caliber to the Murray Analytics platform.  As has been the case with Buck and Robert, I know that clients will be thoroughly impressed with her particular extensive knowledge and experience in investing and trading.”

These additions will allow Murray Analytics to continue to serve our client base in the same customized manner, while expanding the breadth of our services while continuing to build the firm’s resources.

Please join us in welcoming Joel and Barbara to the Murray Analytics team.