HKA continues to strengthen its Americas Forensic Technical Services team with two new hires

HKA, a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support services, announced that Rahul Ratakonda and William Maloney have joined the firm’s Forensic Technical Services (FTS) team in the Americas


Rahul Ratakonda joins HKA as a Director and is a structural engineer with over 15 years of experience evaluating structural performance and investigating failures for insurance claims and litigation matters. Rahul provides engineering consulting services to developers, property owners, insurance companies, contractors, and manufacturers. His experience includes investigations of construction defects, design defects, adjacent construction damage, and structural failures and performing damage assessments following natural disasters and fire events.

Rahul has testified as an engineering expert in the State of New York Supreme Court (Kings County) and was on the 2022 New York City Building Code committee.

Prior to joining HKA, Rahul held senior positions at Thornton Tomasetti and Exponent and has published articles and papers in industry conference proceedings and magazines. He earned his Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan and his B. Tech in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). He is a licensed Professional Engineer in California, Florida, and New York.

As our Forensic Technical Services (FTS) practice continues to grow across the Americas, I am excited to welcome Rahul and Bill to our growing forensic engineering team. With more than 35 years of engineering experience working on challenging projects between them, these significant additions to our FTS team will enhance our ability to deliver unparalleled solutions to meet our client’s needs.” 

Michael Griffin, Partner, Forensic Technical Services Lead

William Maloney joins HKA as an Associate Director and has more than 20 years of experience in forensic engineering and project management. William’s forensic engineering experience includes performing hundreds of forensic investigations. He has conducted on-site structural investigations and forensic analysis of residential, commercial, and industrial properties, including roof inspections, plan reviews, document reviews, and visual inspections of various buildings to determine the origin and cause of failure and extent of damage and repair issues. William has extensive experience using engineering principles, methods, codes, and industry standards to analyze data and determine the cause, origin, and extent of damage and failure.

William also spent nine years as a consultant drilling engineer, leading and building teams of up to 130 people simultaneously to drill, complete, stimulate, and work over oil and gas wells for clients such as Aramco, PERTAMINA, ESSO, Chevron, and MEO Australia Ltd. In addition to being responsible for all technical and logistical aspects of drilling in remote international locations, he managed multi-faceted projects with budgets of more than $100M, with zero percent margin for error.

A licensed Professional Engineer in several states, including Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, and Louisiana, William has held several forensic engineer positions at Grindley Williams Engineering, U.S. Forensic, and Donan Engineering. He is a U.S. Army veteran and earned a Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering from Auburn University.


HKA is the leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support services. We use our multi-disciplinary expertise to provide a comprehensive set of specialist services:

  • Expert, Claims, and Advisory services for the capital projects and infrastructure sector
  • Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages services for all types of contracts, including commercial and investment treaty disputes
  • Consulting services to support companies working on U.S. Federal Government contracts

We employ more than 1,000 consultants, experts, and advisors in more than 45 offices across 17 countries.

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Media contact

NameAndrew J. Katz, CPSM
TitleAmericas Marketing and Communications Director
Number+1 215 962 1136


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