Anya Verkhovskaya - A.B. Data, Ltd.

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Anya Verkhovskaya

A.B. Data, Ltd.

600 A.B. Data Drive

Milwaukee, WI 53217

414-961-6441

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Verkhovskaya has administered class actions and implemented class action notice programs to various groups in the United States and abroad. She has provided expert testimony and affidavits concerning class action notice manageability and adequacy, class certification and settlement issues in the following class action litigation areas: securities fraud, ERISA, consumer, insurance, employment, civil and human rights, environmental, and antitrust class actions.

As a court-appointed class action notice administrator, Verkhovskaya has led an effort that resulted in reaching out to individuals in over 109 countries, speaking over 80 different languages.

Verkhovskaya served as a notice administrator in the Holocaust Victim Assets Litigation (Swiss Banks)—$1.25 billion settlement. Verkhovskaya played a key role in a worldwide Phase I notice that resulted in the processing of more than 500,000 initial questionnaires.

In Phase III, Verkhovskaya has led a programm that delivered notice to over 10,000 Jewish communities in 109 countries, and Verkhovskaya spearheaded the administration of the international help and call centers in Phases I and III that assisted more than 100,000 potential claimants.

Verkhovskaya created a class-appropriate notice targeting Romanies (Gypsies) in 48 countries and directed hundreds of staff to communicate orally and directly with Romani communities and individuals.

A.B. Data notified more than two million people, and as designated by the Special Master, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) directly assisted more than 22,000 Romanies in 17 countries of central and eastern Europe with claim completion. For the German Forced Labor Compenstation Programm (GFLCP), as designated by the IOM, Verkhovskaya led her staff to locate more than 43,000 Romani survivors in 17 countries of central and eastern Europe who were potentially eligible for humanitarian aid.

Verkhovskaya consulted the International Commission on the Holocaust Era Insurance Claims (ICHEIC) on outreach strategies and oversaw notification of claimants and face-to-face Assistance programs in eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Verkhovskaya devised and implemented the following activities in 25 countries of the region – claimant notification, community outreach/relations, publicity, translation, and numerous administrative, financial, and organizational tasks for ICHEIC.

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Gender: Female
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Children: More Than 2 Children
Age: 40
City of Residence: Milwaukee
Home Town: Moscow
Home State: WI
   
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My Interests Finalist in the Best Executive of the Year-Service category in The Stevie Awards for Women and Executive of the Year-Services category in The 2009 American Business Stevie Awards.
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About Me: Owner, Class Action Administration; Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at A.B. Data, Ltd. Prior to A.B. Data, Verkhovskaya was the Head of the Eastern European and Middle Asian Operations at Surviors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, founded by Steven Spielberg. Verkhovskaya served as an expert on community outreach in eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Union. During her tenure with Steven Spielberg, she created an outreach community network in more than 20 eastern European and former Soviet Union countries, which resulted in the videotaping of more than 9,000 interviews with Jewish, Romani, and other Holocaust survivors and witnesses. Verkhovskaya oversaw a multimillion-dollar budget, 14 field offices, and 1,200 staff members.
   

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