Senior Managing Director, Head of FTI Technology, EMEIA
Nick Athanasi is a seasoned expert in forensic technology, complex litigation and regulatory investigations. From the firm’s Dubai office, he leads the Technology segment across Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa. He has more than 30 years of experience in technology consulting, e-discovery, forensic investigations and executive leadership.
Nick has led teams on many of EMEIA’s largest and most complex litigations and regulatory investigations. He has held leadership and founding roles at numerous consulting firms, including serving as partner and Middle East leader at Deloitte Forensic Technology.
Nick was also part of the leadership team that formed and grew FTI Consulting’s Technology segment in EMEIA from its inception in the U.K., through significant growth and expansion throughout the region.
Nick brings significant domain expertise in financial services (OFAC, LIBOR), pharmaceutical, transport, energy and technology sectors. His practice has spanned high-profile matters throughout the EMEIA region, in key areas including litigation, regulatory matters, security breaches and data privacy compliance.
- Led e-discovery workstreams in relation to a multi-billion dollar tax fraud litigation in the U.K., U.S. and Middle East.
- Oversaw all aspects of U.K. litigation for a multi-jurisdictional investigation for a manufacturing client, over a multi-year period, involving onsite collection and review of more than 4,000 custodians, 3,500 business applications and 300 million documents.
- Provided strategic advice and led an OFAC compliance investigation of more than 1.3 billion records of financial data across 13 countries and a team of more than 600 reviewers.
- Led a global team of experts to conduct a large-scale complex data remediation, in a contentious trade secrets dispute between two Middle East-based multi-national organisations, in the pharmaceutical and health care industry.
- Headed a massive data discovery, preservation, and remediation exercise for intellectual property and confidential information across the entirety of the clients IT systems, databases, email environment, servers, file shares, applications, archives, and paper records, covering more than 10 locations in five countries and more than 1,200 data sources.
Senior Managing Director
Craig provides strategic advice to clients across all areas of FTI’s Technology offering and provides specific counsel to clients in the areas of European Union-based evidence collection and disclosure, computer-based forensics and electronic data hosting for litigation and regulatory enquiries.
His engagement experience over his almost 25 years focused solely on electronic evidence and complex data matters includes multi-jurisdictional investigations and regulatory enquiries relating to anti-competitive behaviour, cartels, price-fixing, and merger clearance in addition to fraud, bribery and corruption investigations, and intellectual property theft.
Craig has provided both written and oral expert evidence in the High Court in London, and has testified at depositions in the United States, as well as submitting written expert evidence into other forums such as employment tribunals and arbitrations.
Craig has provided forensic technology counsel to clients on some of the most complex and demanding matters that have taken place over the last twenty years, including the recent LIBOR and Foreign Exchange regulatory investigations.
These matters have required him to undertake detailed work in industries including financial services, manufacturing, banking and petrochemicals, and in jurisdictions throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.
Senior Managing Director, Information Governance, Privacy & Security Practice Lead
Jake Frazier is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and heads the Information Governance, Privacy & Security practice within the Technology segment. Mr. Frazier helps legal, records, information technology and information security departments to identify, develop, evaluate and implement in-house electronic discovery and information governance processes, programs and solutions. These solutions are designed to produce the largest return on investment while simultaneously reducing risk.
Mr. Frazier regularly participates in thought leadership activities, including as a founding member of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), a member of the Sedona Conference, faculty director of the Compliance Governance and Oversight Council (CGOC) and as an Advisory Cabinet Member of the Masters Conference.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Frazier was the Information Lifecycle Governance Practice Lead for IBM. Mr. Frazier also served as Senior Director of e-Discovery and archiving at EMC Corporation. He has also held the position of Vice President at RenewData Corporation.
Senior Managing Director, LATAM Region Lead
São Paulo, Brazil
Antonio Gesteira is a seasoned e-discovery and forensic technology expert with more than 20 years of experience in supporting complex investigations and litigations. Mr. Gesteira has delivered more than 300 projects spanning emerging technology, data services, information security, internal and external audit support and electronic tax consulting across a variety of industries. He has led large investigations and risk management efforts in Brazil and internationally. As the Technology segment’s leader for the Brazilian market, Mr. Gesteira works with clients to address a broad range of corporate risk and respond to high-stakes legal and regulatory matters.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting’s Technology segment, Mr. Gesteira was Managing Director of the forensic practice at ICTS Protiviti in Brazil, where he served as a leader for computer forensic investigations, e-discovery vendor management, cyber response services and data services. In that role, he grew the practice through the creation of new capabilities and extending the team’s reach to clients in previously unaddressed industry segments.
Mr. Gesteira has also held e-discovery and forensic technology roles within Big Four consulting firms, including serving as a partner and head of the forensic practice at KPMG Brazil, where he earned numerous accolades for his market leadership.
He earned a B.A. degree in business administration with a specialization in international trade from Universidade São Judas Tadeu, a post-degree in information technology with a specialization in internet consultancy from Faculdades Associadas de São Paulo and completed the Washington D.C. Latin America Leadership Development Program in leadership, coaching and innovation at Georgetown University. He also completed the KPMG Risk University Advanced Program Governance, Risk and Compliance specialization for board and committee members. Mr. Gesteira is also an educator in legal, ethics, compliance, fraud, M&A and emerging technology risk in professorial roles at LEC Legal, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa, Faculdade Instituto de Administração and Mackenzie University. He is a native Portuguese speaker, fluent in English and an advanced Spanish speaker.
Senior Managing Director, Digital Forensics, Investigations, APAC Region Lead
Veeral Gosalia is a Senior Managing Director in the FTI Technology segment and is based in New York. Mr. Gosalia’s areas of expertise include data preservation, data analysis, computer forensics and e-discovery. He has assisted attorneys and corporations in understanding the issues surrounding electronic evidence—including the acquisition, analysis and production of data. His industry experience includes the health care, consumer and industrial goods, entertainment, biotech, food retail and service, hospitality and insurance sectors.
Mr. Gosalia has extensive computer forensics experience and has assisted in forensic acquisition and examination of computer systems, e-mail and various types of computer media. He has acquired several hundred computer images and coordinated seizure efforts across the world. Additionally, Mr. Gosalia has experience in EU data privacy issues regarding computer acquisitions and tape restorations and has been an expert witness—providing expert reports in matters related to evidence destruction and theft, spoliation and chain of custody issues.
Mr. Gosalia has worked on large electronic discovery document processing and review projects and is trained in Attenex Patterns, Ringtail, and several litigation support packages. Having set up several remote data processing and review sites across the world, he has processed foreign language data and developed machine language translation workflows. Select experience in this area includes leading the processing and searching of terabytes of multi language data documents—including Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, German, and Portuguese—for a major health care firm.
Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Gosalia worked at Deloitte & Touche in the Dispute Consulting Technology practice. There he assisted with the development of a national practice technology infrastructure. Prior to that, he was a computer consultant at Baruch Computing and Technology Center where he diagnosed and repaired hardware, software and networking issues for the entire campus.
Mr. Gosalia received his Bachelors in Business Administration degree in computer information systems at Baruch College.
Senior Managing Director, Analytics Research, E-Discovery Consulting Practice Lead
New York, NY
David Grant is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in New York. Mr. Grant is in the Technology segment. He focuses on planning and managing discovery strategies for and across major litigations involving large data volumes, tight deadlines, and international data collection, on the use of machine learning and visual analytics to build case knowledge and reduce discovery costs, and on discovery readiness projects involving proactive planning for ongoing litigation needs. His understanding of both substantive client goals and the technical side of discovery enable him to provide experienced strategic leadership in complex litigation matters and readiness projects.
Mr. Grant has been involved in the legal industry for over 15 years, and has worked on a wide range of matters including multiple Hart-Scott-Rodino second requests, international cartel investigations, Securities class actions, large-scale commercial litigation, and a number of product liability MDLs. As an early example, he played key roles in the electronic discovery processes attendant the HP/Compaq and Oracle/PeopleSoft mergers, managing the combined resources of the corporations, law firms, subcontractors and multiple processing vendors to assure timely completion of the projects. Mr. Grant recently also managed the team assisting a major automotive company facing multiple product liability litigations and investigations with tens of millions of pages under review, and is currently leading a number of FCPA-related international matters for major corporations.
Mr. Grant leads FTI Technology’s predictive coding and visual analytics practice, and routinely advises clients on best practices in this area including around technology application, appropriate workflows, and substantive and statistical confirmation of the results. He has also led international best practices engagements assessing the technology, human and physical resources for electronic discovery of large law firms, suggesting ways in which these firms could further excel and laying the foundation for dramatic improvements in profitability and associate satisfaction.
Prior to his work with Strategic Discovery, Mr. Grant worked as a paralegal and then as a Litigation Support Analyst in Washington, D.C. and New York City with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He focused on major antitrust and commercial litigation cases with heavy discovery requirements, and was responsible for planning and strategy assistance for electronic discovery and trial preparation for litigation teams. Mr. Grant clerked for Freehill, Hollingdale and Page and for the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office.
Mr. Grant graduated with Honors 1st Class from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia with a major in Politics and Philosophy from the UNSW Arts faculty and a major in Law from the UNSW Law School.
Senior Managing Director, Asia Region Lead
Sandeep Jadav is a Senior Managing Director and the Regional Lead for Technology in Asia at FTI Consulting. He is based in Hong Kong.
Mr. Jadav has over 17 years of experience working in forensic technology alongside top global law firms, corporates, financial service institutions and investigatory agencies.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Jadav worked as a director at a Big Four firm in London, overseeing a period of unprecedented growth in the Forensic Technology and Discovery Services team, while winning and delivering large e-discovery, digital forensics and cyber projects. Prior to that, he was Head of Computer Forensics at CRA International.
Mr. Jadav has extensive experience in delivering projects across the forensic technology spectrum, including:
- Acting as the lead in a coordinated global data collection that spanned over 15 countries and 500 custodians for a large, multinational car manufacturer.
- Working with a top U.S. law firm under Office of Foreign Assets Control orders to collect, link and investigate multiple terabytes of structured and unstructured data in relation to multi-million-dollar payments going in and out of sanctioned countries in the Middle East.
- Engineering and leading the on-site "clean-up" team following the most famous hack in history at a large global entertainment company, allowing the client to resume normal business operations within days.
- Giving evidence at the International Court of Arbitration following the identification, collection, processing, review and electronic disclosure of 10 terabytes of data in relation to an international dispute between companies in India and Italy.
- Helping win and deliver the largest e-discovery case in Europe, a £700 million dispute between the NHS and a large global technology firm, which has run for over nine years.
Mr. Jadav holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from King’s College London.
Senior Managing Director, E-Discovery Technology and Consulting
Andrew Johnston is a Senior Managing Director in the Discovery practice within the Technology segment at FTI Consulting. He is based in Wayne.
As an expert in e-discovery technology, Mr. Johnston helps clients across the lifecycle of the discovery process, including the review and production of electronic data.
Mr. Johnston also leads consulting efforts across the lifecycle of complex litigations, investigations and transactions. He leverages expertise in various technical solutions and document review platforms to decrease litigation costs by improving the speed, accuracy and defensibility of the discovery process.
He specializes in developing efficient workflow solutions and meeting complex production specifications across a variety of client industries and matters.
Mr. Johnston’s recent engagements include providing workflow, production and analytical consulting to clients in the energy sector to respond to multi-district litigation discovery requests and governmental inquiries from various agencies. Additionally, he has worked closely with law firms and corporate counsel to develop defensible acquisition, review and production procedures for a large pharmaceutical client’s responses to requests from various states’ Attorneys General.
Mr. Johnston has extensive experience leading analytical research efforts focused on identifying key factual material quickly and efficiently for internal investigation interviews, depositions and trials. He is currently working with a large pharmaceutical client by managing the day-to-day consulting, document review, analytics research and production efforts for an ongoing investigation under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting in 2005, Mr. Johnston worked with Arnold & Porter as a legal assistant, supporting discovery and trial preparation efforts related to mass tort litigation. He obtained a B.A. in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University at University Park.
Senior Managing Director, E-Discovery Technology and Consulting
Wendy King is a Senior Managing Director in the Discovery practice within the Technology segment at FTI Consulting. She is based in Atlanta.
Ms. King brings more than 15 years of experience in e-discovery practice support. She focuses on helping law firms understand the costs and resources involved with e-discovery software and how to implement tools in ways that enable best practices and cost savings. She is adept at finding the most efficient use of litigation technology and leverages her expertise across the spectrum of e-discovery and knowledge management solutions to ensure proper training and implementation programs.
Having advised corporations and law firms through investigations, complex multi-jurisdictional litigation and regulatory inquiries, Ms. King understands the importance of delivering exemplary client service.
Previously, Ms. King was Director of Products for Kroll Ontrack, where she led the global offering of Relativity, including the development of two Relativity Innovation Award-recognized solutions and an industry-recognized Relativity certification training program. In addition, she was Director of Practice Services for Am Law 100 firms, including Alston & Bird and Seyfarth Shaw, guiding the firms’ application of technology to the practice of law. She also spent two years at kCura. Ms. King holds a B.A. in Business Management from DePaul University.
Ms. King’s client work includes:
- Engaged for two months in Brazil to support review and investigatory activities for a high-stakes, complex corruption probe. Worked closely with other providers on the matter, using analytics tools to identify issues in the data collection results and make it easier for investigators to find key information. Provided solutions to resolve issues with the data and implemented workflows that uncovered relevant documents and enabled faster location of important data.
- Managed the custodial interview and collection process for a large government contractor facing a sex bias class-action lawsuit involving hundreds of custodians across numerous locations, along with highly secured data and complex data storage. Enabled solutions to extract and host previously inaccessible data from complicated, out-of-date systems.
- Regularly engaged on complex matters to develop and build out solutions with law firms to implement key e-discovery functions and efficiencies.
Senior Managing Director, Antitrust, M&A Second Requests
Kathryn McCarthy is a Senior Managing Director in the FTI Consulting Technology practice and is based in Washington, D.C. She has over 18 years of experience in the legal industry with a special focus on Second Request antitrust investigations and electronic discovery processes. Over the course of her career, she has managed electronic discovery responses for over 40 second requests, and is an expert in optimizing electronic discovery software, workflow and legal professionals to ensure excellence in delivery for legal clients.
On behalf of global companies in financial services, pharmaceuticals, high tech and manufacturing, Ms. McCarthy has handled the entire electronic discovery process. As an example, on a recent antitrust engagement, she negotiated the discovery protocols with the government, worked with clients to identify relevant data, and developed and managed the discovery budget and workflows, including the foreign language review conducted in Asia. She also trained corporate counsel in Asia on the required workflow.
In addition to her antitrust and electronic discovery process expertise, Ms. McCarthy regularly manages and advises on issues relating to global data privacy laws. She has led global electronic discovery investigations in response to U.S. States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters, requiring an in-depth understanding of data privacy laws and practical knowledge for coordinating the appropriate technology, staff and budget to respond in compliance to these laws.
Prior to joining FTI, Ms. McCarthy held the position of Counsel for Simpson Thacher. Her responsibilities included maximizing efficiencies in the handling of substantial discovery projects. She routinely negotiated and implemented electronic discovery protocols with both governmental agencies and private parties. She supervised all aspects of the electronic discovery process on behalf of clients, from legal holds and data retrieval managing and monitoring productivity and accuracy of review attorneys operating under extremely tight deadlines.
Ms. McCarthy earned a BA in Economics from Villanova University and a law degree, cum laude, from Albany Law School where she was an editor of its Law Review. She is admitted to practice in New York and Washington, D.C. She speaks regularly on various topics related to antitrust and electronic discovery.
Senior Managing Director, Risk & Compliance
Al Park specializes in the oversight of technology solutions to address risk and compliance for global corporations and firms. He brings more than 20 years of experience leading organizations in heavily regulated sectors in emerging technologies, data and digital trends, with a specialization in industries including financial services, energy, life sciences and technology. Mr. Park is focused on working closely with legal departments, compliance officers and information technology leaders to build new capabilities and offerings that mitigate risk and strengthen compliance through technology and data.
Mr. Park advises compliance, legal and business functions with approaches to building custom applications and solutions-focused platforms that provide visual reporting and information access. He also advises multinational organizations on how to apply business intelligence, data management and data analytics best practices in compliance and regulatory reporting. Mr. Park has supported clients with independent DOJ monitorships, understanding new regulatory-driven requirements and instilling appropriate governance and best practices across people, process and technology.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Park was the Global Technology Consulting leader for an international risk consultancy, Control Risks. He supported numerous international investigations, DOJ/SEC matters, civil/criminal actions involving global companies and worked with legal and compliance clients throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He was formerly the Managing Director in charge of Data Analytics and Custom Solutions at Navigant Consulting, specializing in litigation and disputes.
Prior to Navigant, Mr. Park was a leader in various technology consultancies and a co-founder of high growth businesses. He started his career working in strategy, finance and economic matters involving complex litigation and government enforcement for KPMG LLP in New York and Arthur Andersen LLP in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.
- Retained as expert in civil and criminal investigations by the Department of Justice and other governmental civil authorities on behalf of multiple global oil and gas companies. Assisted outside and in-house counsel with the preservation of electronically stored information, the forensic collection of data from custodians and recovery of information from large company databases.
- Lead technology response to Department of Justice and World Bank Group-related internal investigation for a global professional services firm related to improper business activities in Southeast Asia. Coordinated computer forensics, data analytics and electronic discovery activities to support legal review and accounting work in multiple countries and to enable compliance review assessments.
- Oversaw global forensics, e-discovery and data analytics activities and functioned as global co-lead of major international investigation into Latin America’s largest power utility company regarding allegations of improper books and records keeping and alleged violations of accounting controls related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Supported client with responding to Department of Justice, Securities Exchange Commission and local regulators’ inquiries and coordinated the collection and analysis from hundreds of custodians with over 50 TB of relevant data.
Senior Managing Director, E-Discovery Technology and Consulting
Andrew Szwez is a Senior Managing Director in the FTI Technology practice and is based in Washington, D.C. Mr. Szwez has more than 15 years of experience in computer systems, data analysis and electronic discovery. He has advised corporations and law firms conducting investigations, managing complex multi-jurisdictional litigations, and complying with regulatory inquiries. He has served clients in the pharmaceutical, automotive and financial services industries, among others.
Mr. Szwez has significant experience in the areas of data processing, analysis, review and production. He has led teams on matters involving tens of millions of documents including multiple foreign languages.
Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Szwez was employed as a senior application engineer for Vista Innovation. During that time, he designed and developed complex data driven workflow systems for the Drug Enforcement Administration. His responsibilities included software design, data modeling and coding complex business logic.
Mr. Szwez holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Central Connecticut State University.
Senior Managing Director, E-Discovery Technology and Consulting
Los Angeles, CA
Daryl Teshima is a Senior Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Technology practice and is based in Los Angeles. Mr. Teshima assists clients with the electronic data discovery process in litigation and government investigations, and in developing in-house corporate e-discovery and records management programs. He has more than 15 years of experience in information management and litigation support.
Mr. Teshima has wide experience in the issues presented by electronic discovery, including data acquisitions and examinations, analysis and conversion of structured and unstructured data, and review and production of electronic documents, databases and web sites. He also advises on information management, helping agencies and companies update their approach to records management in the electronic age. His responsibilities span from managing examinations and investigations of computer data to the daily management of electronic discovery consulting staff.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Teshima managed Operations for KPMG’s Forensic Technology service, which encompassed the implementation of SOC-2 Type-A certified electronic data procedures and the establishment of globally consistent methodologies that included implementing kCura Relativity in more than 15 geographies and establishing a follow-the-sun support plan. Mr. Teshima was also a principal of Strategic Discovery, Inc., which was acquired by FTI Consulting in 2008 and which he co-founded in 2002. In addition, Mr. Teshima was Director of Practice Systems for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he guided the Firm’s application of technology to the practice of law.
Colleen Casey Voshell
Senior Managing Director, E-Discovery Technology and Consulting
Colleen Casey Voshell is a Senior Managing Director in the FTI Consulting Technology practice and is based in Philadelphia. In this role, Ms. Voshell focuses on advising clients on a variety of electronic discovery issues and managing electronic discovery projects. She has over ten years of experience advising clients in major mass tort and product liability litigation, including litigations involving a cholesterol lowering medication, latex gloves, asbestos, an anti-inflammatory medication, an atypical antipsychotic medication and an automobile manufacturer.
Ms. Voshell has extensive experience with a broad array of evolving electronic discovery issues. Specifically, she played an integral role in coordinating discovery in a large products liability multidistrict litigation. Working with technical resources at the company, counsel and technology consultants, Ms. Voshell coordinated the acquisition, analysis, review and production of an immense volume (over 60 terabytes) of both unstructured and structured data under a very tight schedule. In addition, Ms. Voshell represented company witnesses during meet and confer interviews conducted by the opposing party. She participated in mediations overseen by a court-appointed special master of electronically stored information and negotiated agreements regarding the scope and timing of productions with opposing counsel.
Ms. Voshell’s electronic discovery experience also includes planning, organizing and supervising document reviews, incorporating predictive coding into review workflows and assisting law firms and corporate clients in setting up efficient workflows that minimize re-review of documents. Ms. Voshell regularly helps law firms and the corporate client coordinate on electronic discovery issues. Ms. Voshell has been responsible for all aspects of large case management, including establishing and maintaining relationships with counsel and client personnel, billing and fee collection, training of managers, senior consultants and staff, and overseeing analysis and production of work product deliverables.
Ms. Voshell also has a broad range of experience in numerous aspects of trial work, particularly in mass torts and product liability actions. This experience includes taking and defending depositions of plaintiffs, prescribing and treating physicians, fact and expert witnesses. She has conducted arbitrations and drafted and argued motions before trial courts. She has significant experience in class certification issues. Ms. Voshell also has developed expert witnesses in different disciplines. She is well-versed in various mechanisms used by state and federal courts to coordinate mass litigations for pre-trial, trial and settlement purposes.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Voshell was an associate at Dechert LLP where she focused on mass tort and product liability litigation.