Baron Zhao is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and leads the firm’s Technology segment in China. He is based in Hong Kong.
Baron has extensive experience in digital forensics, e-discovery, cybersecurity and information governance, and he has advised clients in a wide range of large-scale and complex matters including cross-border litigations and disputes, digital investigations, cyber risk assessment, cyber incident response and regulatory inquiries across multiple jurisdictions including United States, China and Hong Kong SAR.
Baron has supported clients across a number of sectors, including government, technology, manufacturing, gaming, financial services and life sciences.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Baron held several leadership positions within a “Big Four” consulting firm in New York and Hong Kong, where he headed the firm’s US e-discovery operations and later led the firm’s forensic technology services in Hong Kong. Baron also served as the lead of the hosting services for another prominent digital forensics company in New York, where he managed a group of analysts in providing forensics, e-discovery and litigation support services.
Baron holds a M.S. in Computer Science from New York University, and a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from University of Science and Technology Beijing. Baron is fluent in English and Mandarin.
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