SOURCE: LECG

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September 15, 2009 10:07 ET

Philip Rowley Returns to Expert Advisory Firm LECG to Lead Strategy and Business Development Initiatives

Rowley, a Leading Litigation Expert, Looks to Expand LECG's Service Lines and Align the Firm's Top-Tier Talent to Client Needs

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2009) - Global expert advisory firm LECG (NASDAQ: XPRT) has named veteran litigation consultant Philip Y. Rowley as head of business development and market strategy.

Mr. Rowley, 45, returns to LECG after serving as president of Resolution Economics, an economic advisory firm focused on labor and workplace litigation consulting. Mr. Rowley had previously been with LECG for six years as a senior managing director and a member of the executive management team.

Mr. Rowley rejoins LECG as the firm continues to expand its core group of staff experts while developing a growing network of affiliated professionals whose experience and knowledge base spans multiple industries and disciplines. LECG professionals boast expert credentials across some 30 separate fields in business, banking and finance, economics, accounting, and social sciences.

"This is actually an ideal time for LECG to showcase its talent and the value we bring to corporate, legal, and institutional clients," Mr. Rowley noted. "In the current business climate, clients face a recessionary economy, an increasingly complex and confusing regulatory landscape, and tremendous marketplace constraints. Whether our assignment is to offer advice on commercial disputes, navigate thorny policy and regulatory changes or, importantly, to help improve business operations against economic headwinds, our clients need a trusted advisor and access to top talent."

Garrett Bouton, chairman of LECG's board of directors, welcomed Mr. Rowley's return to lead business development initiatives. "Phil brings tremendous peripheral vision to our business -- he's a proven expert in high-stakes litigation and has worked in virtually every major practice area," Mr. Bouton said. "With his strong institutional knowledge and prior experience with us, Phil is instantly plugged in and ready to direct LECG's business strategy as we move forward. We also know he'll continue to handle his own prominent case work as well."

One of Mr. Rowley's priorities is to make clients better aware of LECG's extraordinary talent pool, especially in key areas of trade, finance, global competition, and economics. The firm's roster of senior professionals includes a former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the former chief economist with the Federal Trade Commission, the former chair of California's Banking Commission, among numerous other top policy makers. The firm also boasts high-level ties to the business and the academic communities.

"One of our real strengths -- and frankly, something that makes LECG stand apart from other advisors -- is our streamlined approach in creating the right team of experts for the job," Mr. Rowley explained. "We have the proven experience of bringing in the very best experts for the engagement at hand. And, we're dedicated to applying resources and making the investments to build the next generation of leading litigation consultants."

Mr. Rowley had previously been with Peterson Consulting and Navigant, providing damage and valuation analysis in numerous litigation matters. He spent 16 years with Peterson Consulting, where he held various leadership roles, including managing director and vice president. At Navigant, he served as head of both the insurance and intellectual property practices, which focused primarily on commercial disputes and damages analyses. Mr. Rowley's responsibilities during his career have also included oversight, on both national and regional levels, of operations, marketing, practice area development, and business development.

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LECG, a global expert services and consulting firm, with approximately 700 experts and professionals in 31 offices around the world, provides independent expert testimony, financial advisory services, original authoritative studies, and strategic advisory services to clients including Fortune Global 500 corporations, major law firms, and local, state, and federal governments and agencies worldwide. LECG's highly credentialed experts and professional staff conduct economic and financial analyses to provide objective opinions and advice regarding complex disputes and inform legislative, judicial, regulatory, and business decision makers. LECG's experts are renowned academics, former senior government officials, experienced industry leaders, and seasoned consultants. (NASDAQ: XPRT). For more, visit www.lecg.com.

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