FTI Consulting Appoints Five Managing Directors to the Technology Segment’s Digital Forensics & Investigations Practice
Ongoing Increase in the Volume and Complexity of Corporate Investigations Drives Demand for Digital Forensic Specialists
Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 2022 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced that the firm’s Technology segment has appointed five new Managing Directors — Johnathan Bridbord, Jerry Bui, Sean McDermott, Ken Oliver and Antonio Rega — to its Digital Forensics & Investigations practice, adding significant breadth and depth to the existing team of experts.
“Over the past two years, corporations have encountered increased fraud, corruption, loss of IP and sensitive information and other risks resulting from staff transitions, remote work environments and various factors relating to the pandemic,” said Brett Harrison, a Senior Managing Director within FTI Technology. “This has spurred a rise in related investigations and disputes, as well as introduced new challenges in conducting investigations. Our clients need specialized support and guidance in how to collect and analyze data remotely and from emerging data sources, how to develop investigations methodologies which are efficient, comprehensive, timely and defensible, as well as how to defend and testify upon their findings. Johnathan, Jerry, Sean, Ken and Antonio are among the foremost digital forensic investigators in our field, and collectively bring unparalleled expertise in managing intense cross-border cases and providing expert testimony in high-stakes matters. Their experience and leadership will be instrumental to FTI Technology as we expand our practice and guide clients through myriad investigations challenges.”
Mr. Bridbord is a 23-year veteran and practitioner in the digital forensics and investigations field, with a decade of experience within the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He joins FTI Technology from Ankura, bringing extensive expertise in handling high-stakes and technically complex digital forensics investigations and disputes. Mr. Bridbord has supervised digital investigative analysts with forensic examinations, provided nationwide expertise to federal prosecutors and agents on cutting-edge data forensic issues, and provided expert witness testimony in federal district courts nationwide. In previous roles, he has led cybersecurity investigations and provided advisory and expert services for data forensic acquisition, forensic analysis, incident response management, threat intelligence, security operations and security policy development.
Mr. Bui brings more than 20 years of experience in forensic technology for the enablement of compliance programs and evidence collection in e-discovery matters. He is a qualified expert witness in trade-secret disputes involving computer and cloud forensics and partners with law firm and corporate clients on complex investigative matters and regulatory response that require in-depth digital forensic examinations to uncover relevant forensic findings. Mr. Bui was previously Executive Director of Forensics at Lighthouse, where he led its global digital forensics practice. He also has worked at KPMG, Ernst & Young and PwC.
Mr. McDermott joins FTI Technology following nearly five years working as a Senior Advisor and Chief Testifying Expert for the Executive Office of the President of the United States in matters of litigation readiness, digital forensics, investigations and national security. He brings more than 20 years of experience in digital forensics, litigation support and information security and has specialized in IP and trade-secret theft, global evidence preservation and civil litigation. In addition to his work at the White House, he has provided expert testimony in numerous private-sector matters and held senior positions at consulting firms including Aon, Innovative Discovery and Silhouette Consulting.
Mr. Oliver is a systems engineer and e-discovery industry veteran with more than two decades of experience in practicing electronic data acquisition and developing forensically sound methodologies for collection across numerous data sources. He has held senior leadership and digital forensics roles at numerous consultancies, including co-founding the Oliver Group, where he specialized in working with law firms, corporations and channel partners to augment their teams and capabilities for global investigations, disaster recovery, business continuity and tape remediation. He spent six years developing the e-discovery and forensics capabilities in Europe for Forensic Risk Alliance, during which he acquired extensive experience in cross-border discovery and data privacy. Mr. Oliver has handled large-scale investigations in more than 50 countries.
Mr. Rega is rejoining FTI Technology after six years in leadership and subject-matter expert roles at global investigations and consulting firms, including Ankura. He previously spent nearly 10 years as a Managing Director within FTI Technology’s Digital Forensics & Investigations practice. His expertise spans digital forensics, information governance and data privacy in support of investigations, litigation and regulatory compliance. Mr. Rega has served as an expert witness in numerous cases and has developed and implemented defensible data collection and analytics methodologies for traditional data sources as well as mobile device communications, cloud-based collaboration platforms, chat applications and website code, cookies and tracking pixels.
FTI Technology’s Digital Forensics & Investigations practice offers a wide range of global services, with teams, labs and data centers in the U.S., UK, Australia and Asia. FTI Technology’s experts bring extensive experience in identifying and untangling webs of interdependencies that link people, corporate entities, monetary amounts, business partners and outsiders to the critical events under analysis, and have successfully completed hundreds of high-stakes, global investigations. To learn more, visit here.
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