We deliver proven expertise in computer forensics to help collect, process and make sense of essential data to present the strongest possible case. Outside our experts, we often rely on the application of technology assisted review, one of the industry-leading solutions.
Our reputation is rooted in us helping our clients navigate and solve data-related business challenges. They rely on us to root out fraud, maintain regulatory compliance, reduce spend, protect sensitive materials, quickly find facts and create business value. As data grows and becomes more complex, we can support your organisation better govern, secure, find, analyse and rapidly make sense of information. In highly regulated jurisdictions, we can deploy technology and host data on site. Innovative technology, expert services and tenacious problem solving methodology provides our global clients with defensible and repeatable solutions.
The independent, trusted professionals at FTI Consulting are experts at using data to reveal underlying truths of business operations, and to support companies during regulatory inquiries, competition law, sanctions and with disputes.
New discovery challenges, from collecting off emerging data sources to evolving data privacy laws, ongoing discovery challenges such as large data volumes, multilingual reviews, and the need for rapid understanding of critical documents. FTI Consulting acts as your trusted partner to provide innovative solutions with defensible results.
Our managed review experts deliver efficiency at every step of a comprehensive legal review ensuring the provision of key information early in your case and frequently throughout the review, until completion. Our collaborative approach allows us to help you manage your matter, deliver quality results, and provide transparent pricing.
As data volumes increase, challenges range broadly, from securely storing data in compliance with data privacy regulations to implementing data governance and preservation policies for legal obligations. We develop, implement and document information governance programs that reduce corporate risk, secure data, improve the e-discovery process and enable faster and deeper insight into data.
Our clients rely on FTI Consulting’s intelligence-led, expert-driven, strategic approach to global cybersecurity challenges affecting your organisation – your people, your operations, and your reputation. We are a global leading provider of independent cyber and risk management advisory services with a core offering focused on cyber readiness, incident response, and complex investigation and litigation.
Our clients rely on FTI Consulting to help them overcome risk and compliance challenges. Our professionals deliver enterprise-wide risk and compliance solutions that promote business transformation, growth and support ethical business behavior. We offer end-to- end industry-specific and expertise-led advisory services to support risk management and compliance programs.
FTI Technology provides a strategic, systematic, and economic approach to analyzing, collecting and investigating the full spectrum of modern data sources. Leveraging state-of-the-art forensic technology and methodologies, our experts have years of experience finding and collecting evidence in a defensible manner, with chain of custody intact and minimal disruption to daily business operations.
Karl leads a multidisciplinary team of experts in France working closely with FTI Consulting’s global community of more than 6,000 professionals to help clients navigate their most complex issues. He has wide experience of Forensic investigation, Compliance, Regulatory, Financial Crime and Forensic technology, having led many high profile complex global matters during his 25+ year career.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Karl was a Big 4 partner and held a variety of senior leadership roles in different countries, including acting as the EMEA Regional Leader of the Forensic practice.
Karl has led large corruption and fraud investigations for international corporations which involved evidence gathering and analysis, complex data and analytics and interviews throughout North America, Europe, French speaking Africa and Asia, as well as liaising with multiple white collar crime lawyers in France, Asia, the UK and the US.
Over the years, Karl had been involved in assisting French lawyers and their clients collecting, processing and analyzing significant volume of data as part of internal investigations or in response to regulatory requests in the context of investigations into allegations of wrongdoings such as antitrust behavior or suspected violations of anticorruption regulations. Karl also served as an expert witness on litigation and commercial dispute matters related to damages assessments in ICC arbitration and other court venues.
In addition, Karl provides strategic advice to clients to help anticipate and navigate crises as well as leveraging technology in a constantly changing regulatory environment.
Wajdi Kharrat specializes in risk management. He regularly advises corporations to improve performance, manage risk, and meet compliance by taking advantage of technology, and also assists law firms to respond to their clients’ technical and business issues.
Wajdi's particular experience is in managing complex regulatory and data challenges, including GDPR readiness and remediation programs and data breaches. He has also worked in a large range of industries including finances, pharmaceutical, luxury, telecom and entertainments. He is able to lead abroad range of data related programs while enabling sustained transformation, gaining executive approval and designing pragmatic solutions.
For over 17 years, Wajdi has undertaken numerous assignments covering internal audit & control improvement, project management, regulatory compliance, risk management, fraud risk analytics, anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism, data management & analytics, information systems audit & cybersecurity, business and IT transformation and due-diligence.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Wajdi held management positions in global audit and advisory firms including Protiviti, EY and PwC. He has also gained significant corporate experience within the Internal Audit Head Office of an international insurance group.
Thomas Sely advises corporates and law firms in France and Continental Europe on the management of electronic evidence and the use of forensic technologies in global dispute resolution, regulatory investigation and compliance internal audits.
Significant engagements over the last few years include: US discovery involving French companies, response to investigations and dawn raids conducted by competition Authorities (“Autorité de la Concurrence” and the European Commission) and the French Stock Market Regulator (“AMF”), World Bank investigation, multijurisdictional internal compliance audits, unfair competition, information theft.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Thomas held different consultative and business development positions in the legal technologies industry, including at Kroll Ontrack and Lexis Nexis. He started his career as an in-house counsel.
With speed, efficiency and defensibility, FTI Consulting applies a systematic approach to collecting electronic data across the globe without the need for physical deployment. Using custom and industry-standard tools, our experienced data collection specialists maintain the forensic integrity, defensibility and security of data throughout supported by full chain of custody tracking.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, FTI Technology’s award-winning managed review service is now available through a secure, virtual environment.
With the GDPR now in force, companies have 72 hours to report a data breach, with potentially ruinous penalties should they fail to comply. Failure to demonstrate and document precautions taken, as well as the way a company responds to a breach, will define its future and that of the management team.
Access to accurate information, analysed and verified by independent multidisciplinary experts, is a key success factor for you and your clients. Our professionals - technology, accountants, economists, construction and energy experts - support you in the challenges that may arise in legal or arbitration proceedings and investigations to ensure the success of your clients, no matter how complex their issues.
FTI Technology’s award-winning managed review service is available with remote review management in a secure, virtual environment. Virtual Managed Review (VMR) provides efficient, cost-effective legal review with vetted lawyers accessing FTI’s secure review environment and following stringent remote review workflows and protocols.
Reliance on personal data grows and companies continue to innovate against a backdrop of enhanced privacy regulation, changing consumer privacy expectations, and shareholder demands for profitability. As a result, today’s organizations face a profoundly complicated regulatory, reputational, and operational data privacy risk environment. FTI Consulting’s Information Governance Privacy and Security team delivers practical business solutions that not only help organizations reduce the risk associated with privacy compliance obligations, but also recognize value in their personal data.
Technology-driven advisory services designed to mitigate risk, improve business outcomes and realize value from enterprise data. For many large organisations with global operations, data is the connective tissue across multiple business divisions.
Delivering efficient, cost-effective support of GDPR Data Protection Officer requirements
Over 16 billion records, including credit card and other sensitive personal data have been compromised since 2019 with breaches on the rise. Under the GDPR, companies have 72 hours to report a data breach to regulators, with potentially ruinous penalties should they fail to comply. Failure to demonstrate and document precautions taken, as well as the way a company responds to a breach, will define its future and that of the management team. Data breaches involving EU and UK personal data require an immediate, decisive and multi-disciplinary response.
Amid an exponentially expanding universe of data, organisations are grappling with how to root out fraud, maintain regulatory compliance, protect sensitive information and mitigate an ever-expanding landscape of risk.
Today, no regulatory investigation occurs without companies’ electronic data being primarily targeted by investigators, resulting in mass seizure of this data. Rather than adopting a passive and fatalistic attitude in the face of this underlying trend – which can only increase given the explosion of data volumes – it is possible to limit their negative impacts and to avoid pitfalls by anticipating dawn raids and taking the right preparation steps. This article touches on how dawn raids are conducted by the different regulatory bodies in France, how to react and how to prepare from a practical perspective.
In France, an internal investigation can introduce an array of key challenges for in-house and outside counsel who will need forensic technology experts to navigate new data challenges and ensure their internal investigation obligations are aligned with new guidelines released by the France National Bar Council (CNB).
According to the French National Agency for Information Systems Security, the number of cyber-attacks has increased fourfold in 2020 due to the massive use of remote services since the beginning of the health crisis. In this episode, our FTI Consulting expert in information governance and personal data protection, Wajdi Kharrat, and Emilie Danglades Perez, lawyer at Simmons & Simmons, specialist in data protection and privacy and certified DPO, will discuss this major risk that affects all French companies and local authorities: cyber-attacks. What action plan should be implemented in the event of a cyber-attack? What are the notification obligations that arise from a data breach? The answer to these questions in our new episode of Avis d’Experts.
The competition authorities have not, a priori, conducted any searches since the first lockdown in March 2020. However, anti-competitive practices have not stopped during the health crisis and there is no doubt that the authorities' willingness to investigate any serious risk of infringement of free competition remains unchanged. In this episode, our forensics expert Thomas Sely and our public affairs expert Guillaume Binoche will discuss the ability of the authorities to conduct searches in the current health crisis context. They will consider the different scenarios and possible modus operandi for computer seizures, as well as the measures to take to best prepare for this eventuality. They will be joined in this discussion by Laura Castex, counsel in Gide's Antitrust team.