Houlihan Lokey Continues to Build Its Dispute Resolution Practice with Senior Hire in New York

Jeffrey Baliban Joins Firm as a Managing Director, Representing
Practice’s Second Senior Hire This Month

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Houlihan Lokey, Inc. (NYSE:HLI), the global investment bank, today
announced that Jeffrey Baliban has joined the firm as a Managing
Director in the Dispute Resolution Consulting practice within Financial
Advisory Services (FAS). He is based in New York.

Mr. Baliban joins from Citrin Cooperman & Co, where he was a Partner in
the Valuation and Dispute Services practice, focusing on measuring
economic impact, value, and damages in a range of complex commercial
disputes, including breach of contract and tort claims, business
valuation, intellectual property matters, shareholder disputes and
business dissolution, post-acquisition disputes, and many others. His
prior experience also includes serving as a Senior Partner in the
Forensic & Litigation Services practice at KPMG and as a Senior Vice
President at NERA Economic Consulting. Mr. Baliban began his career at
Ernst & Ernst (now EY) in 1977.

“As we continue to build the Dispute Resolution Consulting practice, we
seek individuals with deep experience in a wide range of engagements,
client types, industries, and geographies, and Jeff is no exception,”
said John Taylor, Head of Dispute Resolution Consulting at Houlihan
Lokey. “Jeff is an excellent cultural fit for our practice and our
approach to client service, and I’m confident that his expertise will be
of great benefit to our clients as we help them navigate complex
commercial disputes,” he added.

Mr. Baliban’s hire follows the firm’s June 6 announcement that Mark
Hayden has joined the Dispute Resolution Consulting practice as a
Managing Director.

“Joining a firm with the global reach, commitment to client service, and
breadth of services that Houlihan Lokey possesses is exciting,
particularly at this stage of the firm’s growth. I look forward to
joining my colleagues both in the Dispute Resolution Consulting practice
and across the firm to continue delivering the world-class service for
which the firm is known around the world,” said Mr. Baliban.

Mr. Baliban holds a B.S. in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson
University and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Texas. He is
also Certified in Financial Forensics by the AICPA, a Chartered Global
Management Accountant, and a CPA in both Texas and New York with an
Accreditation in Business Valuation (ABV).

Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in
mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring,
valuation, and strategic consulting. The firm serves corporations,
institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United
States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and
intellectual rigor are hallmarks of the firm’s commitment to client
success across its advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is ranked as the
No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions, the No. 1 global
restructuring advisor, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor
over the past 20 years, according to Thomson Reuters. For more
information, please visit www.HL.com.


Houlihan Lokey, Inc.
Investor Relations
John Gallagher, 212.331.8223