Brett D. Harrison | Managing Director | Technology | FTI Consulting
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Brett D. Harrison

  • Managing Director
  • T: +1 202 312 9100
  • F: +1 202 312 9101
Office
    • 1101 K Street NW
    • Suite B100
    • Washington, DC, 20005
    • United States
    • T: +1 202 312 9100
    • F: +1 202 312 9101
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Brett D. Harrison is a Managing Director in the FTI Technology practice and is based in Washington, DC. Mr. Harrison has over fifteen years of forensic experience related to the forensic examination of computers, computer media and electronic devices.

Mr. Harrison’s clients include major companies within the areas of healthcare, mining, manufacturing and other industries. His practice often focuses on leading complex electronic discovery efforts and conducting in-depth forensic examinations of computers. He regularly assists clients through all phases of investigations; helping them to understand their options when responding to government subpoenas and requests from opposing parties. He also assists his clients in examining the methods and procedures used by opposing experts. Mr. Harrison has testified in support of civil spoliation motions as well as on topics such as proper e-discovery procedures and the adequacy of efforts undertaken by opposing parties.

Mr. Harrison is often personally requested to conduct in-depth forensic examinations of “high value” computers of interest and to provide expert courtroom testimony to support his findings. He has submitted over 500 expert reports.

In addition to his client based responsibilities, Mr. Harrison is also responsible for developing and maintaining the architecture and workflow of FTI’s centralized, computer forensic examination and extraction environment in Annapolis, MD. This computer environment provides FTI consultants with the ability to process and filter data remotely; thereby greatly improving their efficiency and improving their work-life balance.

Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Harrison was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at their headquarter locations in Virginia and Maryland. During much of his fifteen year career with the FBI, he worked as a Headquarters Supervisor on computer forensic related programs and projects. He led many high profile networking and forensic tool development projects. He also worked on hundreds of cases as a Forensic Examiner of computers and of other devices such as bomb detonators and Personal Digital Assistants. Mr. Harrison assisted in the drafting of portions of the FBI’s Standard Operating Procedures related to the forensic processing of computers.

Mr. Harrison holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University.

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