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Cynthia Catlett

  • Managing Director
  • T: +55 11 3165 4535
  • F: +55 11 3078 0144
Office
    • Rua Tabapuã, 474 – 8º andar
    • Itaim Bibi
    • São Paulo SP, 04533-001
    • Brazil
    • T: +55 11 3165 4535
    • F: +55 11 3078 0144
Education

Cynthia Catlett is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in São Paulo, Brazil. Ms. Catlett is a member of the Global Risk & Investigations Practice in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment. With more than 13 years of investigative consulting experience, Ms. Catlett routinely serves as a trusted advisor to corporations, audit committees, special committees of boards of directors, financial institutions, and law firms in which she conducts corporate investigations involving allegations of fraud or corporate corruption, due diligence investigations, asset investigations and dispute-related inquiries.

A licensed American attorney by trade, Ms. Catlett’s experience includes forensic engagements in Latin America, North America, Europe, and Asia in both the public and private sectors. She has experience devising and structuring regulatory compliance strategies, planning and executing fraud investigations, conducting Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Risk assessments and assisting clients in disputes and arbitral proceedings. She has assisted clients in responding to regulatory agencies in Brazil and in the United States (CVM, SEC, DOJ), as well as assisting clients in Voluntary Disclosure Programs with government agencies and in adhering to Deferred Prosecution Agreements.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Catlett was a Partner of the Forensic Investigations & Disputes Services practice at Grant Thornton and was responsible for many multi-jurisdictional compliance and anti-corruption work in Brazil and across Latin America. She also worked at the “Big 4s”, The World Bank and the Office of the Attorney General´s Criminal Division in Washington, DC. While working at the World Bank´s Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) unit in Washington, DC she participated in investigations that detected fraud and corruption in Bank-supported contracts by investigating allegations of fraud, corruption, collusion, coercion, or obstruction in World Bank financed projects in Eastern Europe & Central Asia, Africa, Middle East & Northern Africa and Latin America.

Ms. Catlett’s vast industry experience includes clients of all major segments: oil and gas, retail, energy, pharmaceutical, chemical, manufacturing, consumer goods, food and drugs, financial sector, communications, government, multilateral and non-profit organizations with global operations. In the past year published over 20 articles pertaining to money laundering, corruption and compliance and she has obtained a certificate in Business Process Management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. She has spoken on corruption and money laundering risks in Brazil at several events, including the largest business management event in Latin America, HSM Expomanagement and most recently at Instituto Fernando Henrique.

Ms. Catlett holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of the District of Columbia, where she graduated cum laude and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Economics from the George Washington University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She is a member of the DC Bar Association and a columnist at LEC – Law, Ethics and Compliance. She has native fluency in English and Portuguese and is fluent in Spanish.

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