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Litigation group Proven appoints David Gold to board

Litigation support business, Proven, had hired former Herbert Smith senior partner Lord David Gold as its chairman.

Gold, who currently runs litigation advisory firm David Gold & Associates, will sit on Proven’s board, which includes former BP general counsel and executive vice president Peter Bevan, and former Director of Public Prosecutions River Glaven QC.

London and New York-based Proven, part of the three-fold Good Governance Group, supports litigation and dispute resolution teams involved in high value multi-jurisdictional cases, as well as specialist services in e-discovery and digital forensics.

It was launched in 2009 by an ex-Slaughter and May partner Tim Clark and ex-SJ Berwin senior partner David Harrel.

Gold, whose clients include FTSE100 companies and major banks, was most recently appointed by engine maker Rolls Royce to review its compliance procedures following allegations of bribery and corruption provided to UK’s Serious Fraud Office.

Gold spent 38 years at Herbert Smith before founding David Gold & Associates.

He will ‘undoubtedly strengthen Proven’s position as the partner of choice for major law firms engaged in high value, multi-jurisdictional disputes,’ said Proven CEO Moira Lavery.

On his appointment, Gold said: ‘Proven is a young company but it has already gained a significant reputation for its professionalism in working alongside law firms on complex cross-border cases. Proven’s approach to global investigations is focused on resolving disputes – that is what attracted me to join the business and it is a distinctive approach that has attracted a high quality client base.’