- Managing Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +57 316 878 7207
- Calle 77 No 11-19 piso 2
- T: +57 1 319 8400
- Bachelor of Economics, University of Sydney
- M.A., University of Cambridge
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW (non-practising)
- Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
- Australia Colombia Business Council (ACBC)
- Certified Fraud Examiner
- UK Colombia Trade (UKCT)
- Cross-border Litigation
Michael Cullen is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and specializes in complex, cross-border deals, disputes and arbitrations in Latin America. Mr. Cullen helps clients investigate, understand and resolve numerous regulatory, operational, legal, political, social and reputational issues and challenges in the region. He is based in Bogota, Colombia.
Mr. Cullen regularly works with clients to resolve cross-border conflicts and crises involving Latin America on the most favorable legal, financial and reputational terms. Drawing on a combination of expert witness work, privileged consulting, investigative fact-finding and public relations and message management, Mr. Cullen develops multidisciplinary strategies and tactics to successfully achieve the client’s legal and commercial objectives. This includes commercial litigation, class actions, regulatory disputes, and international arbitrations.
Mr. Cullen regularly uses this multidisciplinary approach to help clients manage and respond to risks and crises that might arise in their Latin American operations, including around corruption, fraud, political disruption, labor and social unrest, and other related reputational risks and challenges.
Prior to FTI Consulting, Mr. Cullen was a Senior Partner at Control Risks, a global risk consultancy, for 20 years. His practice at Control Risks focused on advising multinational clients on a wide range of investigations, risk assessments, crisis management, and intelligence gathering exercises. In the course of his 20 years with the firm, Mr. Cullen was posted in Asia, Europe, North America and finally in Latin America, where he ran the organization´s Andean operation for 10 years from 2010 until 2020.
Mr. Cullen was appointed as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the Queen´s New Year 2020 Honours List for his commercial and charitable work in Colombia over the course of a decade.