Craig Hendley is an investigations and data risk expert focused on solving complex legal and regulatory challenges for clients. Mr. Hendley brings more than a decade of experience in digital forensics and has led high-stakes, multi-jurisdiction investigations in the U.S., U.K, Europe, Africa and India for clients in the aerospace, defence, financial, pharmaceutical and other highly-regulated industries. He has led investigations and discovery strategy, workflow development and execution for dozens of matters involving nuanced issues relating to cloud collaboration data sources.
Mr. Hendley’s diverse skill set spans technical and solution-driven advisory capabilities applied across all phases of IP theft, fraud, merger clearance, sanctions breach and other critical investigations, with specialisation in scoping, complex data identification and collections, ensuring compliant movement of sensitive data across borders. He works closely with clients to architect bespoke solutions that solve emerging data challenges, while keeping the underlying forensic reliability and defensibility intact. He is a trusted advisor to in-house and outside counsel in ensuring swift and efficient resolution for sensitive matters, rigorous handling of confidential information and detailed process documentation. A recent client engagement was awarded with the Client Service Award in the FTI Consulting Awards.
Mr. Hendley has significant expertise in leading large, global engagements. In one recent client matter, he served as a key leader for more than 30 consultants on a major, cross-segment anti-money laundering/sanctions investigation, where he was deployed on-site and forged strong client relations with the law firm and corporate client’s forensic accounting, IT security stakeholders, counsel and other key parties. He designed a complex Investigate solution to support more than 145 concurrent users across data analytics, discovery review, translations and a fully functioning digital forensics lab.
- Led a team of consultants supporting a large-volume, high-pressure Phase II merger control investigation involving the identification, collection, review and production of 8TB of data from varied sources, more than 10 countries and more than 30 custodians, amid covid lockdowns. Completed the matter within strict regulatory deadlines, despite last minute, critical variances in the client’s data, ultimately saving the client millions.
- As the lead emerging data sources expert for FTI Technology in EMEIA, provided hands-on guidance and leadership for a large, time-critical Phase II merger control investigation involving a wide array of emerging data sources and related complexities. Led technical discussions, established security risk controls, oversaw collection and delivered a process that reduced the review set by more than 60%.
- Led digital forensics workstreams for complex IP identification and remediation exercise and liaised with delivery team and client stakeholders. Architected and oversaw a workstream to address access and security issues and maintain project timelines despite covid lockdowns impacting the collection of data from 170 custodians. Deployed bespoke solutions and upheld the highest possible standards of service delivery and project management to ensure successful outcomes for the client.
- Led a follow-the-sun team for a multi-jurisdiction Phase II merger clearance matter to collect more than 10TB of data across a myriad of dispersed data sources. Proactively identified and mitigated several risks that would have undermined the value of the deal. Ensured data validation, completeness and full compliance with regulatory requirements.
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