Mr Boulton is a chartered accountant and barrister, based in London. Affiliated with FTI Consulting’s Economic Consulting practice, he advises clients on strategic, regulatory, economic, accounting and valuation issues. He has been instructed in approximately 200 litigations, including many of the UK’s largest commercial disputes, and has led several major fraud investigations. He has given oral evidence on approximately 30 occasions in the English High Court, the Copyright Tribunal, before several International Arbitration Tribunals, and before the European Commission (Competition Directorate). He has co-written a best selling business book on strategy.
Prior to the acquisition of LECG’s European operations by FTI Consulting in March 2011, Mr Boulton was the Global Head of the Finance and Accounting Services segment at LECG, which included the Forensic Accounting, Damages and Intellectual Property, eDiscovery, Financial Services and Healthcare practice areas.
Mr Boulton spent 20 years with Arthur Andersen (1981-2001), the last 11 years as a partner. He was for three years (1997-2000) the number two executive worldwide. His broader experience at Arthur Andersen included several global leadership positions; 15 years’ client work as a consultant on financial and economic issues, particularly in the media and energy sectors; and substantial experience as an expert in major commercial litigation.
His management experience covers strategy, technology, marketing, operations and finance. He played a major role in building Arthur Andersen’s $2bn consulting business. He was the firm’s managing partner of strategy for three years with responsibility for both long term direction setting and day to day operations.
Mr Boulton has worked extensively overseas. For four years (1997-2001), he spent half his time in the United States (principally Chicago and New York). He has led major client assignments in the United States (Seattle, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, New York), Eastern Europe, the Bahamas, the Middle East, Libya and India.
Mr Boulton is also a barrister specialising in commercial litigation, practising from One Essex Court, Temple.