September 15, 2016


Ryan Fraud and Forensic Recovery, LLC Acquires Janik Forensics PC

Forms Industry’s Most Innovative Line of Fraud and Forensic Services


Dallas, TexasRyan Fraud and Forensic Recovery, LLC, a leading fraud, forensic, and litigation services firm located in seven offices across the U.S., has acquired Janik Forensics PC (“Janik Forensics”), a 24-year-old forensic accounting and consulting firm. This acquisition adds a team of highly qualified forensic professionals committed to analyzing business disputes and construction claims. Joining Ryan Fraud and Forensic Recovery, LLC as a Principal is former President of Janik Forensics, EJ Janik.

“Janik Forensics brings extensive expert testimony experience combined with Business Interruption and Building Construction Claims Recovery expertise,” said Pete McLaughlin, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan Fraud and Forensic Recovery, LLC. “This acquisition perfectly complements Ryan’s existing offerings to create a full-service Fraud and Forensic Recovery team unmatched in the marketplace.”

Janik Forensics adds specialized services, including business and dispute consulting, construction and contract claims, damage analysis, business interruption claims, critiques, fact finding, graphic analytics, opinions, reports, accounting, financial and economic modeling, contract accounting, projections and trend analysis, color graphic damage modeling, trial exhibits, and expert testimony. This acquisition will drive the continued growth of Ryan Fraud and Forensic Recovery, LLC’s rapidly expanding existing suite of expertise, including Accounts Payable Overpayment Recovery; Disbursement Risk Analytics Services; Forensic Data Analytics; Governance, Fraud Risk, and Compliance; and Special Claims, Recovery, and Class-Action Services.

“We are excited to join the nationally renowned fraud and forensic professionals at Ryan Fraud and Forensic Recovery, LLC and expand our client service offerings, including access to a state-of-the art forensic computer lab at its headquarters in Dallas,” said EJ Janik, Principal, Ryan Fraud and Forensic Recovery, LLC.

“Ryan Fraud and Forensic Recovery, LLC helps protect assets and shareholder value in today’s turbulent economic environment by focusing on the early detection of fraud, waste, abuse, and recovery of assets,” said Mr. McLaughlin. “The addition of Janik Forensics, together with Ryan’s existing expertise and innovative performance-based fee structure, offers clients unprecedented opportunity to reduce compliance risk, identify internal control issues, and provide investigative insights for cost savings and recovery.”

About EJ Janik

Mr. Janik has spent 30 years providing forensic accounting services, including accounting, financial, economic, construction, fraud and business dispute consulting, and expert witness experience. He is a certified public accountant (CPA), certified fraud examiner (CFE), and certified forensic litigation consultant (CFLC) and is also certified in financial forensics (CFF). He holds a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Rice University. He has worked on 150 financial audits, more than 670 business dispute and consulting service engagement matters, and testified in more than 78 total cases, including more than 48 trial/hearing testimonies in 8 states (9 federal, 17 state, 22 arbitrations). In addition, Mr. Janik has published numerous articles and delivered courses approved by the State Bar of Texas extensively on a variety of topics, including lost profits and damages, business forensics, construction claims, and antitrust issues.

About Ryan Fraud and Forensic Recovery, LLC

Ryan Fraud and Forensic Recovery, LLC ( is an affiliate of leading global tax services firm, Ryan, LLC (, an award-winning global tax services firm serving many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies, with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America and the seventh largest corporate tax practice in the United States. Ryan Fraud and Forensic Recovery is managed by forensic professionals who have decades of experience in fraud investigation and litigation support, including certified fraud examiners, forensic accountants, forensic technology specialists, and former law enforcement officers and regulatory officials.


Carol Vieira