Capital Forensics Hires Compliance & Regulatory Legal Expert to Lead West Coast Expansion

Eric Hagler, J.D., General Counsel and Former Judge, Joins CFI's Executive Team

Aug 27, 2015, 07:15 ET from Capital Forensics, Inc.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital Forensics, Inc. (CFI), the leader in providing expert testimony, litigation support, compliance consulting and data surveillance, announced today that Eric Hagler, J.D., joined their executive team as managing director based in Newport Beach, CA. Hagler will lead their expansion by focusing on CFI's client relationships in the Western Region.

Hagler has more than 26 years of legal, regulatory, business and HR leadership roles.  He began his career selling municipal bonds while attending law school. Hagler then became a state prosecutor and later opened an eponymous law firm, a multi-state litigation practice. His extensive judicial experience includes serving as Magistrate Judge and Special Associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Hagler was vice-president and general counsel at Wedbush Morgan Securities, Inc., and partner and general counsel for Los Angeles-based Crowell, Weedon & Co. Before CFI, Hagler was president and Chief Legal Officer of an independent BD/RIA. He has provided legal advice to corporate executives, including mergers/acquisitions of broker-dealers, SEC, FINRA, and state regulatory matters.

"Eric's profound legal and regulatory experience makes him ideal to lead our West Coast expansion. He has the professional insight from virtually every possible perspective. He shares our corporate vision and has a collaborative, hands-on style that can bring game-changing results to our clients," says Vadim Khavinson, CFI president. 

Eric held the series 7, 24, 63, 66, 79 and 99 securities licenses.  

"As a former client, I experienced CFI's premium service firsthand," states Eric. "The quality and precision of CFI's work is second to none. This opportunity [with CFI] is the perfect culmination of everything I have done in my career -- with the best in the industry."

About Capital Forensics, Inc.
Capital Forensics, Inc. (CFI) provides expert testimony and litigation support, compliance consulting and data solutions for securities and ERISA-related matters. CFI's seasoned experts range with experience from mediations and arbitrations to state and federal court. For nearly 30 years, CFI has assisted litigation teams in thousands of successful cases, as well as providing expertise in regulatory issues, data mining and analysis. Every case has a story to be told through testimony, supported by analysis and exhibits. This is where CFI excels.

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