SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J., Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Recovery Strategies (FRS), a recognized leader in class action settlement claims recovery, is proud to announce that it has opened an office in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The seven former Rust Consulting professionals who staff that office, headed by Robin Niemiec, an attorney and former Client Services Director at Rust, specializing in consumer and antitrust practice. Robin along with Sandra Peters and April Hyduk, both Senior Project Administrators, bring a wealth of class action claims administration experience to the FRS team.
Robin Niemiec. After successfully practicing law for years, during which time she managed a litigation caseload of over 100 matters, Ms. Niemiec joined Rust to oversee the administration of class action settlements and other administration programs. In supervising settlement administration activities and providing leadership and direction to other senior project administrators and project managers, Niemiec has overseen more than 160 class action settlements, with over 6 million claims processed and settlement values totaling over $6 billion. As of January 5th, 2015 Ms. Niemiec is now FRS's Senior Vice President of Operations and Deputy General Counsel.
Sandra Peters. Before joining Rust in 2006, Ms. Peters, who achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy as a paralegal, conducting investigations of military claims for litigation purposes, served as the adjudicator for military personnel claims, and was the Command Paralegal. Peters has led or overseen over 35 projects, including regulated and SEC settlements and Department of Justice Remissions in addition to consumer and antitrust class actions, with approximately 5.7 million claims processed and settlement values totaling almost $11 billion. Ms. Peters is FRS's Vice President of Quality Assurance.
April Hyduk. Ms. Hyduk joined Rust in 2007, after a successful 7-year career as a paralegal. She has led or overseen a large variety of projects. In total, Hyduk led approximately 50 consumer and antitrust settlement administrations, with more than 2 million claims processed and settlement values totaling over $2.8 billion. As a Vice President, Ms. Hyduk leads one of FRS's operations teams.
"An asset and claims recovery firm's hiring of seven experienced professionals from a leading claims administrator is unprecedented in our industry. We are thrilled to add to our team the wealth of class action settlement claims administration knowledge and experience for our clients that Robin, Sandy, April and the rest of the Florida team represent," said Michael Epstein, FRS's co-founder and CEO.
FRS co-founder and CLO, Glenn Guior, commented that "adding the Florida team's substantial experience will serve our clients well; after all, there is no substitute for experience when it comes to adding value."
About FRS. Financial Recovery Strategies (FRS) is an asset recovery and cost-savings company known for its leading class action settlement claims recovery service. Founded in 2008 by Michael Epstein and Glenn Guior, FRS provides its clients with industry-leading asset and claims recovery services – without any up-front cost or risk – while adhering to the highest level of professional ethics and standards. FRS employs cutting edge techniques combined with knowledge and experience doing business guided by high ethical codes to obtain recoveries for its clients. FRS's clients exceed 10,000 in number and include dozens of Fortune 500 companies. FRS has been responsible for obtaining over $100 million in class action recoveries for their clients.
SOURCE Financial Recovery Strategies