Press Release

FTI Consulting Appoints Longtime Fintech Industry General Counsel as Managing Director in the Blockchain and Digital Assets Practice

Press release

Washington, D.C., Nov. 7, 2023 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced that the firm’s Technology segment appointed David H. Brill as a Managing Director within the Blockchain and Digital Assets practice to support advisory and investigations services for clients engaging in the digital assets industry.

Mr. Brill, who is based in Miami, is a technology and financial services executive and attorney with a long history of contributing to major milestones in the development of the digital assets space. He provides clients expert advice on regulatory matters and tactical guidance for implementing blockchain-based projects. His background includes serving as a general counsel in the fintech industry, and his expertise encompasses a wide array of areas, including strategic planning, operations, compliance, enterprise risk management, merger integration and fintech and securities law issues. Mr. Brill is also well versed in addressing complex regulatory and litigation matters for international organizations and startups.

“The momentum of our Blockchain and Digital Assets practice is a testament to our team’s ability to anticipate and act upon critical areas of risk and opportunity for our clients,” said Sophie Ross, Global Chief Executive Officer of FTI Technology. “We are proud of the diversity and caliber of talent we have assembled across our business, and the fact that they are equipped with the technical, regulatory and strategic experience needed to solve our clients’ challenges in innovative ways. David is an esteemed digital assets expert and is in good company as part of this growing practice.”

Prior to joining FTI Technology, Mr. Brill served as the deputy general counsel at a large, publicly traded cryptocurrency platform. In this role, he co-led the digital asset listing program and was the lead attorney on all cryptocurrency and commercial matters. He has more than a decade of experience in general counsel roles within the financial and fintech sectors, along with more than 10 years of in-house leadership in these industries. Mr. Brill facilitated the listing of Ethereum on one of the first regulated digital asset exchanges and contributed to the development of the initial exchange-traded fund filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Steven S. McNew, a Senior Managing Director and Global Leader of Blockchain and Digital Assets at FTI Consulting, added, “David has played pivotal roles in some of the industry’s early milestones and has firsthand experience navigating complex legal and regulatory issues for numerous cryptocurrency platforms and fintech companies. He brings an important in-house counsel perspective to our team, which will be invaluable to our clients as they conduct due diligence and evaluate the risks relating to current and planned digital assets projects.”  

About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 8,000 employees located in 31 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $3.03 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2022. In certain jurisdictions, FTI Consulting’s services are provided through distinct legal entities that are separately capitalized and independently managed. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.