Nick Pelino is a Senior Managing Director in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment at FTI Consulting. He is based in Chicago.
For more than 12 years, Mr. Pelino has provided consulting services to companies, law firms and regulators. He specializes in providing data and analytics services in connection with bank monitorships, forensic transaction reviews, fraud investigations, financial crime, litigation support and compliance program evaluations. He combines years of industry experience with an advanced data analytics skillset to provide value to his clients.
Mr. Pelino has extensive experience with matters centered on BSA/AML and OFAC compliance issues. Representative engagements include multiple bank compliance monitorships on behalf of U.S. regulatory authorities, in which he led the forensic data extraction and subsequent analysis of massive financial data sets; a transaction monitoring systems assessment for a global payment services company, in which he deployed a proprietary algorithmic screening methodology to identify suspicious payment activity; a compliance review during which he led the systems testing, validating the data feeds through the core banking system into the compliance surveillance system; and a model validation for one of the world’s largest money services businesses, during which he assessed both sanction screening and suspicious activity monitoring tools for effectiveness and efficiency.
Mr. Pelino also has significant experience in providing complex data analytics for litigation and investigative support. Such matters include an asset valuation matter, in which Mr. Pelino developed and implemented a real-time pricing system to resolve discrepancies uncovered in a USD$200 million pool of distressed securities being divested by a state government; an investigative support matter for a U.S. financial regulator concerning aberrant pricing patterns identified in the gold and silver futures markets, where he was engaged to identify evidence of market manipulation; and an investigation on behalf of a large group of creditors into the trading patterns leading up to one of the largest corporate bankruptcies in U.S. history, where he was engaged to analyze billions of dollars in trading records to demonstrate advanced knowledge of the company’s imminent collapse.
Mr. Pelino holds an M.S. in analytics from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in business from Indiana University with concentrations in finance and international business.