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Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Brett Harrison is a standout practitioner in the US market where he is well respected for his work on the forensic analysis of data and e-discovery matters. ​


Brett D Harrison is a managing director in the FTI Technology practice and is based in Washington, DC. Mr Harrison has over 25 years of experience assisting with e-discovery and the forensic examination of computers, computer media and electronic devices. He is often personally requested to conduct in-depth forensic examinations of important computers of interest and to provide expert courtroom testimony to support his findings. He has submitted over 500 expert reports and has testified over 20 times in support of civil and criminal matters.

Mr Harrison’s clients include major companies within the areas of healthcare, mining, manufacturing and other industries. His practice often focuses on leading complex electronic discovery efforts and conducting in-depth forensic examinations of computers. He regularly assists clients through all phases of investigations; helping them to understand their options when responding to government subpoenas and requests from opposing parties. He also assists his clients in examining the methods and procedures used by opposing experts. Mr Harrison has testified in support of civil spoliation motions as well as on topics such as proper e-discovery procedures and the adequacy of efforts undertaken by opposing parties.

Prior to joining FTI, Mr Harrison was employed by the FBI at their headquarters in Virginia and Maryland. During much of his 15-year career with the FBI, he worked as an FBI headquarters supervisor on computer forensic-related programmes and projects. He led many high-profile networking and forensic tool development projects. He also worked on hundreds of cases as a forensic examiner of computers and other devices such as bomb detonators, listening devices and smartphones.

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