Secretariat Welcomes Managing Director Almir Smajlovic to the Firm’s Houston Damages Practice

January 12, 2022

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HOUSTON, January 12, 2022 – Today Secretariat, the global expert services, litigation consulting, and economic advisory firm, announced the expansion of the firm’s Damages practice in Houston with the addition of distinguished expert Almir Smajlovic. With more than 12 years of experience in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration, Smajlovic focuses on damages and other financial, economic, forensic, and accounting-related analyses for disputes, valuations, audits, and transactions.

“An exceptional damages expert, Almir’s depth of expertise is second to none and his reputation is top-notch amongst clients spanning a variety of industries and asset types,” says Secretariat Managing Director Don Harvey. “In particular, his experience in the energy sector strengthens Secretariat’s growing focus in this important global industry.”

Smajlovic has led engagements and assessed damages in international arbitration matters held under the auspices of various arbitral forums, including ICSID, ICDR, LCIA, SCC, ICC and SIAC, among others. He has technical expertise in valuation methodologies, including the income, market, cost, and hybrid-based approaches.

Smajlovic has earned the distinct honor of being named by Who’s Who Legal as a “Future Leader” under the age of 45 in the field of arbitration (expert witnesses) for 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Prior to joining Secretariat, he held positions in the Disputes and Investigations practice of Alvarez & Marsal, Financial Economics practice of Charles River Associates, and in the Assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Additionally, he spent almost a decade at Kellogg, Brown and Root in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, where he worked in operational and supply chain roles.


Secretariat is a global independent expert services, litigation consulting, and economic advisory firm. The firm serves a wide range of clients and industries, specializing in international arbitration and litigation; economic damages; valuations; forensic accounting; government contracting; antitrust and competition; and large-scale construction disputes with a focus on delay and quantum analysis. Headquartered in Atlanta, Secretariat operates from multiple offices across North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and the Middle East. The firm has earned several distinctions, including consistent top ten rankings in Global Arbitration Review’s prestigious GAR 100 Expert Witness Firms’ Power Index and having more than 50 professionals included in Who’s Who Legal listings. For more information, visit, connect with us on LinkedIn, or contact us at


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