Robert L. Brunner
- Senior Managing Director, Global Practice Leader
- T: +1 415 283 4204
- F: +1 415 293 4497
- 50 California Street
- Suite 1900
- San Francisco, CA, 94111
- United States
- T: +1 415 283 4200
- F: +1 415 293 4496
- B.A., Mathematics and Computer Science, University of California San Diego
- B.A., Management Science, University of California San Diego
- American Records Management Association (ARMA)
- American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T)
- Association for Image and Information Management (AIIM)
- The Sedona Conference
- Anti-money Laundering
- Claims Management
- Class Action
- Data & Analytics
- Financial Investigations
- Financial Institutions
Robert L. Brunner is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in San Francisco. Mr. Brunner leads both the FTI Consulting Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigation practice group and the company’s global Data & Analytics practice. He is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of collection and analysis of financial, transactional and operational data. Mr. Brunner specializes in complex, data-intensive cases, including class action suits, government/regulatory investigations, financial/accounting investigations, bankruptcies and other cases requiring complex modeling or sharing of information. He has extensive experience in the design, implementation and analysis of complex financial, accounting and operational transaction systems.
Mr. Brunner is an expert in the areas of financial database design and management, complex data modeling, claims management and administration, and electronic discovery. He has testified in the areas of large-scale data analysis, electronic discovery, discovery management, financial fraud, and methodology development. He has served clients in the financial services (banking, credit cards), manufacturing, government, healthcare, and telecommunications industries.
Mr. Brunner’s most notable engagements include: assisting several of the largest US banks in defense of their loan origination and securitization practices in defense of MBS related litigation and regulatory inquiries, assisting the US Government in a $160 billion breach of trust class action, assisting a major US retailer in identifying, collecting, and analyzing over 400 million employee-related records for a 4-year period of time for an employment class action, assisting one the country’s largest mutual fund complexes in response to SEC allegations of late-trading and market-timing, assisting one of the largest US retailers in identifying and analyzing over 1 billion records of operational data in response to a DOJ investigation of retailer’s business practices, developing a data warehouse for one of the largest civil litigations ever filed in California, development of sophisticated financial and data models for a Fortune 100 bank in one of the largest class action suits brought under California’s Unfair Competition statute, and design and implementation of a claims processing system for a Fortune 500 company.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Brunner was Partner-in-Charge of the Class Action/Complex Data Services group for KPMG in the US. Before joining KPMG, he was a Partner in Andersen Worldwide, where he led the Strategy, Finance & Economics practice for the Pacific Northwest. He led the development of Andersen’s E-Discovery and Legal Information Consulting practice methodologies.
Mr. Brunner has instructed several mathematics and computer science courses for the University of California at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He is a member of the Association for Image and Information Management (AIIM), the American Records Management Association (ARMA) and the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), as well as an active member of The Sedona Conference.