Michael Epstein
CEO & President

Michael Epstein, Chief Executive Officer and President of FRS, is a visionary whose business success is attributed to his ability to build strong relationships and confidence within both his organization and strategic partnerships. Michael has been in the asset recovery business for more than a decade, and, in that time, has built FRS into one of the leading privately held asset recovery and cost reduction consulting companies in the United States. Michael honed his skill sets in various managerial positions, learning that success of an organization centers on customer service, high quality, focus and motivation. He has assembled a core team of talented professionals enabling FRS to succeed through internal growth and strategic partnerships. FRS currently has over 1,000 people assisting companies – from small startups to Fortune 500 companies – to maximize the recovery of their assets.

Michael Epstein

CEO & President

Michael Epstein, Chief Executive Officer and President of FRS, is a visionary whose business success is attributed to his ability to build strong relationships and confidence within both his organization and strategic partnerships. Michael has been in the asset recovery business for more than a decade, and, in that time, has built FRS into one of the leading privately held asset recovery and cost reduction consulting companies in the United States. Michael honed his skill sets in various managerial positions, learning that success of an organization centers on customer service, high quality, focus and motivation. He has assembled a core team of talented professionals enabling FRS to succeed through internal growth and strategic partnerships. FRS currently has over 1,000 people assisting companies – from small startups to Fortune 500 companies – to maximize the recovery of their assets.

Jeffrey N. Leibell
COO & General Counsel

Jeff joined FRS in 2015 with more than 35 years of experience in class action and other litigation, accounting/auditing and compliance. Before joining FRS, Jeff was the Vice President, Class Action Services, at The Garden City Group, Inc. (GCG), one of the nation’s leading claims administrators, where he advised Executives and GCG’s clients on complex class action settlement issues, and developed and presented to lawyers across the U.S. continuing legal education programs concerning class action settlements. Prior to joining GCG, Jeff spent approximately eleven years at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, one of the nation’s leading class action law firms, where he prosecuted complex class actions and was the partner responsible for negotiating the terms of, documenting and administering over $13.5 billion in class action recoveries, including 5 of the 10 largest securities class actions in U.S. history, and where he became a leading authority on class action settlement-related legal issues. Jeff also was a litigation consultant and a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he spent over ten years auditing “Fortune 500” and other companies in a variety of industries.

Jeffrey N. Leibell

COO & General Counsel

Jeff joined FRS in 2015 with more than 35 years of experience in class action and other litigation, accounting/auditing and compliance. Before joining FRS, Jeff was the Vice President, Class Action Services, at The Garden City Group, Inc. (GCG), one of the nation’s leading claims administrators, where he advised Executives and GCG’s clients on complex class action settlement issues, and developed and presented to lawyers across the U.S. continuing legal education programs concerning class action settlements. Prior to joining GCG, Jeff spent approximately eleven years at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, one of the nation’s leading class action law firms, where he prosecuted complex class actions and was the partner responsible for negotiating the terms of, documenting and administering over $13.5 billion in class action recoveries, including 5 of the 10 largest securities class actions in U.S. history, and where he became a leading authority on class action settlement-related legal issues. Jeff also was a litigation consultant and a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he spent over ten years auditing “Fortune 500” and other companies in a variety of industries.

Robin Niemiec
Executive Vice President, Operations

Robin Niemiec, Executive Vice President of Operations, joined FRS in 2015. Prior to joining FRS, Robin successfully practiced law for over five years, during which time she managed a litigation caseload of over 100 matters. Ms. Niemiec joined Rust to oversee the successful 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.

Robin Niemiec

Executive Vice President, Operations

Robin Niemiec, Executive Vice President of Operations, joined FRS in 2015. Prior to joining FRS, Robin successfully practiced law for over five years, during which time she managed a litigation caseload of over 100 matters. Ms. Niemiec joined Rust to oversee the successful 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.

Gail Becker
Administrative Director

Gail Becker, Administrative Director of FRS, has been with FRS since 2014. Prior to joining FRS, Ms. Becker was the President & Chief Legal Counsel of Labor Relations Specialists, working with Management, Unions and Employees in all areas of labor disputes. Additionally, Ms. Becker served as a Mediator & Arbitrator during this period, facilitating resolutions in contractual disputes in the areas of business and employment law. Ms. Becker had worked for many years as General Counsel and Executive Vice President for a Department of Defense manufacturing company. There she served to oversee all operations and additionally held the position of Security Officer for both the business and the facility. Ms. Becker also has experience in banking and finance having worked as Lead Counsel & Banking Liaison for a mortgage bank.  Ms. Becker’s years of executive leadership has made her an essential part of FRS’s day to day operations.

Gail Becker

Administrative Director

Gail Becker, Administrative Director of FRS, has been with FRS since 2014. Prior to joining FRS, Ms. Becker was the President & Chief Legal Counsel of Labor Relations Specialists, working with Management, Unions and Employees in all areas of labor disputes. Additionally, Ms. Becker served as a Mediator & Arbitrator during this period, facilitating resolutions in contractual disputes in the areas of business and employment law. Ms. Becker had worked for many years as General Counsel and Executive Vice President for a Department of Defense manufacturing company. There she served to oversee all operations and additionally held the position of Security Officer for both the business and the facility. Ms. Becker also has experience in banking and finance having worked as Lead Counsel & Banking Liaison for a mortgage bank.  Ms. Becker’s years of executive leadership has made her an essential part of FRS’s day to day operations.

Michael Koppy
Executive Vice President, Sales

Michael brings a wealth of senior level entrepreneurial experience with a special focus and expertise in Sales and Marketing. He has held high-level positions that include leading large teams of business development specialists at a host of well established financial consulting and recovery organizations.  Over the years, his demonstrated commitment to clients has resulted in numerous multi-million dollar recoveries and long-term business and professional relationships with C-level executives at many Fortune 500 companies.  Michael’s demonstrated success has earned these corporations trust and respect and as an FRS partner, these company executives routinely seek him out for his counsel and services. Michael has an unusual strength in the loyalty he provides and receives from his team and clients.  His special interests include a commitment to the environment, which manifests into the “Green Businesses” he has founded (mygogreendrycleaners.com).

Michael Koppy

Executive Vice President, Sales

Michael brings a wealth of senior level entrepreneurial experience with a special focus and expertise in Sales and Marketing. He has held high-level positions that include leading large teams of business development specialists at a host of well established financial consulting and recovery organizations.  Over the years, his demonstrated commitment to clients has resulted in numerous multi-million dollar recoveries and long-term business and professional relationships with C-level executives at many Fortune 500 companies.  Michael’s demonstrated success has earned these corporations trust and respect and as an FRS partner, these company executives routinely seek him out for his counsel and services. Michael has an unusual strength in the loyalty he provides and receives from his team and clients.  His special interests include a commitment to the environment, which manifests into the “Green Businesses” he has founded (mygogreendrycleaners.com).

Ron Sussman
Senior Advisor

Ronald R. Sussman, is Senior Advisor of Financial Recovery Strategies (FRS), a nationally recognized industry leading provider of Class-Action Settlement Claim Filing Services and Management. Before joining FRS, Mr. Sussman was a partner in the Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice of Cooley LLP. In this capacity Mr. Sussman successfully handled a multitude of contested bankruptcy matters on behalf of creditor committees, employee, other official committees and debtors throughout the country, including; exclusivity contests, officer and director liability litigation, equitable subordination actions, purchase price adjustment litigation, plan of reorganization confirmation proceedings, fraudulent conveyance/transfer actions, preference actions, turnover proceedings, cash collateral hearings, severance and retention hearings, claims litigation, UCC litigation, lease and executory contract litigation and asset disposition hearings.

Ron Sussman

Senior Advisor

Ronald R. Sussman, is Senior Advisor of Financial Recovery Strategies (FRS), a nationally recognized industry leading provider of Class-Action Settlement Claim Filing Services and Management. Before joining FRS, Mr. Sussman was a partner in the Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice of Cooley LLP. In this capacity Mr. Sussman successfully handled a multitude of contested bankruptcy matters on behalf of creditor committees, employee, other official committees and debtors throughout the country, including; exclusivity contests, officer and director liability litigation, equitable subordination actions, purchase price adjustment litigation, plan of reorganization confirmation proceedings, fraudulent conveyance/transfer actions, preference actions, turnover proceedings, cash collateral hearings, severance and retention hearings, claims litigation, UCC litigation, lease and executory contract litigation and asset disposition hearings.

Norman Jung
Executive Vice President

Norman Jung, Executive Vice President at FRS, has over 20 years’ of experience in the class action industry, most recently as Vice President of Operations with a multinational class action claim recovery company. In his previous role, he led both securities and antitrust class action recoveries for hedge funds, institutional investors and numerous Fortune 500 companies. He was responsible for assisting clients in the recovery of over $200 million. Mr. Jung has successfully implemented systems to efficiently gather and process transactions totaling over $10 billion. As a class action administrator with Heffler, Radetich & Siatta, LLP, a pioneer in the class action administration field, Mr. Jung has processed over ten thousand claims including the first class action case to be fully administered over the internet in the Asbestos School Litigation Fund. During his time as an administrator he was responsible for settlements valued in excess of $500 million. He has also established and managed fraud protection systems for class action claims. Mr. Jung also spent two years in the U. S. Peace Corps working with small businesses and developing a micro lending program for a non-governmental agency in Slovakia with the assistance of the U. S. Agency of International Development and the European Union’s PHARE Program.

Norman Jung

Executive Vice President

Norman Jung, Executive Vice President at FRS, has over 20 years’ of experience in the class action industry, most recently as Vice President of Operations with a multinational class action claim recovery company. In his previous role, he led both securities and antitrust class action recoveries for hedge funds, institutional investors and numerous Fortune 500 companies. He was responsible for assisting clients in the recovery of over $200 million. Mr. Jung has successfully implemented systems to efficiently gather and process transactions totaling over $10 billion. As a class action administrator with Heffler, Radetich & Siatta, LLP, a pioneer in the class action administration field, Mr. Jung has processed over ten thousand claims including the first class action case to be fully administered over the internet in the Asbestos School Litigation Fund. During his time as an administrator he was responsible for settlements valued in excess of $500 million. He has also established and managed fraud protection systems for class action claims. Mr. Jung also spent two years in the U. S. Peace Corps working with small businesses and developing a micro lending program for a non-governmental agency in Slovakia with the assistance of the U. S. Agency of International Development and the European Union’s PHARE Program.

Richard Maron
Deputy General Counsel

Rich has been with FRS since 2013. Since that time, Rich has witnessed first-hand, and been an integral part of, FRS’s tremendous growth and continued leadership in class action settlement recovery consulting. As FRS’s Deputy General Counsel, Rich provides legal and strategic guidance to our operation and sales divisions, and works with many of our Fortune 500 clientele. Before joining FRS, Rich successfully practiced law at New Jersey-based firms, where he managed caseloads of diverse legal matters. Prior to that, Rich was an Associate at Seeger Weiss LLP, a leading class action plaintiffs firm, where he managed teams of attorneys and paralegals in class action settlement claims filing and mediation and arbitration hearings, and assisted in class action and mass tort litigation. Rich received his J.D. from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, where he was the Articles Editor for the Arts and Entertainment Law Journal, one of the top journals in the field, and has his B.A. in History from Yeshiva University.

Richard Maron

Deputy General Counsel

Rich has been with FRS since 2013. Since that time, Rich has witnessed first-hand, and been an integral part of, FRS’s tremendous growth and continued leadership in class action settlement recovery consulting. As FRS’s Deputy General Counsel, Rich provides legal and strategic guidance to our operation and sales divisions, and works with many of our Fortune 500 clientele. Before joining FRS, Rich successfully practiced law at New Jersey-based firms, where he managed caseloads of diverse legal matters. Prior to that, Rich was an Associate at Seeger Weiss LLP, a leading class action plaintiffs firm, where he managed teams of attorneys and paralegals in class action settlement claims filing and mediation and arbitration hearings, and assisted in class action and mass tort litigation. Rich received his J.D. from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, where he was the Articles Editor for the Arts and Entertainment Law Journal, one of the top journals in the field, and has his B.A. in History from Yeshiva University.

Steve Rimpici
Senior Vice President, Business Development

We’re pleased to have Steve Rimpici as our Senior Vice President of Business Development. Steve started with us two years ago and brought more than 20 years of selling experience to FRS. Having successfully built sales organizations for his own companies as well as others, Steve has helped grow our sales staff to over 300 agents. His ability to make the complex understandable has provided FRS with a top-notch training program for our agents and an invaluable resource for our clients. In addition to being a true sales professional, Steve is also a voice actor, writer, and stand-up philosopher, and was nominated for Best Audiobook Performance for “”Braineater Jones”” by the Voice Arts Awards. Steve is a member of Mensa, an amateur hypnotist, and a lifelong Star Trek fan.

Steve Rimpici

Senior Vice President, Business Development

We’re pleased to have Steve Rimpici as our Senior Vice President of Business Development. Steve started with us two years ago and brought more than 20 years of selling experience to FRS. Having successfully built sales organizations for his own companies as well as others, Steve has helped grow our sales staff to over 300 agents. His ability to make the complex understandable has provided FRS with a top-notch training program for our agents and an invaluable resource for our clients. In addition to being a true sales professional, Steve is also a voice actor, writer, and stand-up philosopher, and was nominated for Best Audiobook Performance for “”Braineater Jones”” by the Voice Arts Awards. Steve is a member of Mensa, an amateur hypnotist, and a lifelong Star Trek fan.

Dan Coggeshall
Vice President, IT

Dan Coggeshall, Vice President of IT, joined FRS in 2015.  Prior to joining FRS, Dan worked in a variety of technical capacities, gaining experience in: programming, database design, and system administration.  Mr. Coggeshall joined Rust in 2007 and worked in both technical and non-technical capacities.  Most recently he oversaw a team tasked with the successful administration of pharmaceutical anti-trust class action settlements.  From 2011 to 2013, his team distributed over $1 Billion. Dan received his MS in IT from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and B.S. in Business Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Additionally, he earned his PMP and Six Sigma Green Belt.

Dan Coggeshall

Vice President, IT

Dan Coggeshall, Vice President of IT, joined FRS in 2015.  Prior to joining FRS, Dan worked in a variety of technical capacities, gaining experience in: programming, database design, and system administration.  Mr. Coggeshall joined Rust in 2007 and worked in both technical and non-technical capacities.  Most recently he oversaw a team tasked with the successful administration of pharmaceutical anti-trust class action settlements.  From 2011 to 2013, his team distributed over $1 Billion. Dan received his MS in IT from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and B.S. in Business Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Additionally, he earned his PMP and Six Sigma Green Belt.

Sandra Peters
Vice President, Processing

Sandra Peters, Vice President of Processing, joined FRS in 2015. Before joining FRS, Ms. Peters worked for Rust since 2006. Previously, she achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy as a paralegal, conducted investigations on military claims for litigation purposes, served as the adjudicator for military personnel claims, and was the command legal advisor.  Peters has led or overseen some 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.

Sandra Peters

Vice President, Processing

Sandra Peters, Vice President of Processing, joined FRS in 2015. Before joining FRS, Ms. Peters worked for Rust since 2006. Previously, she achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy as a paralegal, conducted investigations on military claims for litigation purposes, served as the adjudicator for military personnel claims, and was the command legal advisor.  Peters has led or overseen some 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.

Jamie Toddings
Vice President, Business Development

Jamie Toddings, Vice President of Business Development, joined FRS in 2014.  Mr. Toddings brings a wealth of sales and leadership experience, with a successful background of over a decade in Institutional Sales & Trading, with extensive and diverse experience across all verticals within the Financial Markets.  Jamie utilizes his advanced leadership skills to consistently achieve objectives, maximize performance, and improve bottom-line profitability for all team members.  Furthermore, possessing excellent customer relationship management skills, he has successfully demonstrated an innate ability to establish, develop and maintain long-term, high profit committed client relationships.  Mr Toddings is a graduate of Princeton University and is married with three children.

Jamie Toddings

Vice President, Business Development

Jamie Toddings, Vice President of Business Development, joined FRS in 2014.  Mr. Toddings brings a wealth of sales and leadership experience, with a successful background of over a decade in Institutional Sales & Trading, with extensive and diverse experience across all verticals within the Financial Markets.  Jamie utilizes his advanced leadership skills to consistently achieve objectives, maximize performance, and improve bottom-line profitability for all team members.  Furthermore, possessing excellent customer relationship management skills, he has successfully demonstrated an innate ability to establish, develop and maintain long-term, high profit committed client relationships.  Mr Toddings is a graduate of Princeton University and is married with three children.