- Senior Managing Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +1 212 499 3677
- F: +1 212 841 9350
- Three Times Square
- 9th Floor
- New York, NY, 10036
- United States
- T: +1 212 247 1010
- F: +1 212 841 9350
- B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University
- J.D., Fordham University School of Law
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
- Licensed Attorney, New York
- New York State Bar Association
- Federal Bar Council, Federal Criminal Practice Committee
- American Bar Association (ABA)
- Global Risk & Investigations
Toni Mele is a Senior Managing Director in the Global Risk & Investigations Practice within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment at FTI Consulting. She is based in New York.
With over 20 years of litigation and investigative experience, Ms. Mele specializes in conducting complex domestic and international corporate investigations for public and private corporations and law firms, with a focus on government investigations, fraud and forensic investigations, anti-money laundering (BSA/AML), anti-corruption and bribery (FCPA), internal investigations, due diligence investigations on third parties (including pre-acquisition and merger subjects) and employee misconduct matters.
Ms. Mele also advises companies on strategies to improve policies and procedures, internal controls and governance and participates in compliance reviews to develop and strengthen compliance programs. Her work includes integrity advisory and monitorship engagements. Ms. Mele also manages expert litigation support services, helping companies respond to subpoenas from governmental entities and discovery requests in civil matters that require collection, processing, hosting and review of voluminous electronic data.
Ms. Mele draws on her years of experience as an attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, the financial services industry and private law firm practice to provide clients with valuable strategies to address complicated issues. Throughout the course of her career, she has conducted hundreds of grand jury, internal and regulatory investigations, tried almost a dozen cases (six of which went to verdict before a jury), argued numerous complex issues before federal judges in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and made a multitude of presentations to senior management and business leaders in the financial sector. Her extensive experience makes her extremely qualified to assist corporations and law firms in all aspects of litigation, investigations, due diligence and compliance work.
Ms. Mele graduated with honors from Fordham University School of Law and Barnard College, Columbia University.