Brian P. Hale is a Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Cybersecurity practice and is based in Washington, DC. Mr. Hale is a strategic cybersecurity leader with more than 25 years of experience working with law enforcement, national intelligence agencies, law firms, national news media, and the private sector.
He has investigated complex criminal and civil matters exposing financial fraud, mismanagement, malpractice, corruption, espionage, and violence. Mr. Hale has briefed Cabinet members, senior U.S. intelligence and federal law enforcement officials, foreign diplomats, and global CEOs.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Hale served as the Assistant Director in the Office of Public Affairs at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In this role, he provided senior-level counsel to FBI leadership on cybersecurity operational and policy matters, as well as managed national crisis response regarding high-stakes cybersecurity matters. Leveraging his experience performing complex investigations, Mr. Hale also directly engaged with C-suite leadership of organizations impacted by cyber attacks to provide counsel and guidance regarding FBI investigations. Further, he coordinated with the White House National Security Council, federal agencies, and foreign partners regarding cybersecurity matters that carried national or international implications.
Prior to this role with the FBI, Mr. Hale spent several years working as a senior executive at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He partnered with the private sector, including major technology companies, as well as The White House and National Security Council to support national security and intelligence initiatives.
Mr. Hale began his career as a Field Producer and Associate Producer for ABC News, where he supported the investigative reporting teams as a researcher and interviewer. He advanced his career to serve as a Press Relations Manager for Squire Patton Boggs, an international law firm, and soon thereafter transitioned to the government sector, where he began working with the FBI.
Mr. Hale has been recognized for his accomplishments with intelligence community awards from the ODNI, and his journalism work related to the September 11 attacks earned him a George S. Peabody and News Emmy award.