FTI Consulting Hires Cecily Gooch as Managing Director in Dallas

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FTI Consulting welcomed Cecily Gooch as Managing Director in its Corporate Finance and Restructuring segment. Gooch brings extensive strategic and legal expertise to the power and energy sectors in the United States.

The Dallas-based professional will advise FTI clients on business transformation, corporate finance, restructuring, governance, regulation and compliance, and investigations.

Gooch has over 20 years of experience in government, law firms and internal practice, with a specialization in leading companies through corporate transformations including mergers and acquisitions, change of business model and restructuring. She has advised management and boards of directors on matters relating to litigation, transactions, compliance, employment and compensation, among others. As in-house legal counsel, Gooch advised on one of the largest Chapter 11 restructurings in U.S. history (TXU Energy / Energy Future Holdings).

She recently spent three years at Vistra Energy, where she was Associate General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary. Prior to that, Gooch spent two years at Energy Future Holdings (formerly TXU), where she was Special Advisor in Restructuring. Previously, she spent a decade at TXU, as Senior Counsel and serving as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

Prior to working in-house, Gooch was a partner in regulated industries and government relations practice at the law firm Hunton & Williams LLP. She began her career as a law enforcement lawyer in the Litigation Division of the Texas Environmental Quality Commission.

Gooch holds a JD and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

“We are delighted to welcome Cecily to our team,” said Michael Eisenband, Global Co-Leader of the Corporate Finance and Restructuring Segment at FTI Consulting. “I am confident that his unique experience and skills will enhance FTI Consulting’s ability to guide clients through various business transformation efforts and crisis situations by helping them anticipate challenges, solve complex problems, and achieve and exceed their business goals.

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