Antonio Rega is a prominent digital forensic expert in the US, and secures recommendations across the jurisdiction for his practice. He has 17 years of experience in data privacy, digital forensics and discovery issues.
Antonio Rega is a managing director at Ankura specialising in technology and digital forensics services. Over more than 14 years, he has provided consulting and advisory services in the areas of digital forensics, information security and governance, data privacy, and discovery on behalf of global corporations and law firms. Antonio is based in New York.
In addition to expert reports, declarations and affidavits submitted in support of engagements, Antonio’s testimony experience includes grand jury testimony for the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud unit for The People of the State of New York v Jane Doe (Southern District of NY), providing a detailed account of forensic collection/analysis and chain of custody procedures, as well as responding to questions by the jury panel. Antonio has also given subpoenaed videotaped depositions detailing digital forensic methodologies and chain of custody procedures for McKesson Medical-Surgical v Carmen Caccavale (District of Arizona).
Prior to joining Ankura Antonio was a director in PwC’s forensics advisory practice, focused on technology-related services. He spent a decade as a managing director of FTI Consulting’s technology practice, where he led domestic and international engagements, principally forensics investigations. Antonio also previously collaborated in building a secure forensics lab and technology service line within the Berkeley Research Group’s global investigations and strategic intelligence practice.
Antonio’s recent professional experience includes a money laundering investigation for an international Asian bank, in which he led the team looking into alleged money laundering and suspicious activity, overseeing the forensic analysis of electronic records, document review, database analytics, and reporting. He also acted in a Fraud and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation for a global sports federation, in which he conducted a detailed review of the accounting and expense records and communications of key executives. In another matter, he advised on a corporate integrity agreement for a pharmaceutical company, leading the initial phase of compliance under the terms of the client’s settlement with Office of the Inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services over violations of anti-kickback statues. He also worked on a data breach investigation for a financial services company, analysing data flight and threat-actor activities in an IT infrastructure environment while also performing live memory capture and analysis via Volatility. Antonio worked on an IP theft investigation for a hedge fund in which he uncovered evidence to support the client’s allegations of unauthorised and fraudulent data transfers.
Additionally, he advised on regulatory compliance in a pharmaceutical industry merger, leading the initial scoping, discovery and workflow for the pending merger of two multinational companies, a deal subject to both US and Canadian review.
Another case involved electronic-records discovery and investigation for a regional hospital, in which he led efforts for the law firm representing the facility in a class-action suit. Antonio interviewed key stakeholders to determine the scope of the record review, then oversaw the analysis of information from standard sources, social media platforms, and mobile messaging applications. He also worked on a trade secrets theft investigation for life sciences company, overseeing efforts for the Puerto Rico-based client who revealed the transfer of stolen intellectual property and trade secrets, uncovered by matching web-server log entries with internet-browsing activity on suspect computers, among other findings.