Ken Oliver is a Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Technology segment and is based in New York. Mr. Oliver has more than 25 years of experience assisting clients and legal teams across the globe with forensic investigation, data acquisition and developing complex technology workflows.
Mr. Oliver has investigated and forensically acquired data from more than 45 countries for various litigations, investigations and regulatory proceedings. He partners with legal teams to provide intricate forensic and technological consulting for all types of complex matters including antitrust, employment, IP theft, trade secret misappropriations and FCPA investigations.
Working with clients across the globe, Mr. Oliver has developed defensible custom solutions for the collection, acquisition and review of data which is stored in disparate and proprietary systems. By visualizing the front-end use of the system with the underlying data infrastructure, he specializes in crafting creative and scalable solutions that meet the demanding needs of his clients while maintaining a defensible process. Many of the enterprise solutions he developed continue to be used by corporations and service providers.
Mr. Oliver also brings significant experience maneuvering the complexities of working in foreign countries while balancing the demands of U.S. proceedings. He is well-versed in the various privacy regulations that challenge the ability to collect, process and transfer documents containing personal data for review and investigation. Further, Mr. Oliver has learned to navigate the logistical and cultural complexities surrounding international data acquisitions.
Having managed more than 100 IP theft and trade secret misappropriations cases, Mr. Oliver is often called on by clients to assist with developing programs relating to departing employees and assisting to investigate data exfiltration.
Prior to FTI Consulting, and after years of building e-discovery and forensic systems, Mr. Oliver began managing the forensics and collection team for the Andersen Consulting side of the Enron scandal. This included the collection and review of thousands of devices over a two-year period. He then moved to Europe where he spent almost 15 years working in England, France and Switzerland on several of the world’s largest global FCPA investigations. His experience evolved to include complex litigations and investigations throughout the U.S., Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South America, where he spent a year working in Brazil on the Operation Carwash investigation, among others.