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Christopher Hatfield

Christopher Hatfield

FTI ConsultingLevel 15, 50 Pitt StreetSydneyAustralia2000

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Data - Data Experts 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Christopher Hatfield is “very professional, proactive and very client-orientated” say sources who commend his "clear communication" with clients.


Christopher Hatfield is a senior director at FTI Consulting with expertise in providing forensic technology solutions to a broad range of clients across multiple industries and jurisdictions. 

For over 18 years Chris has worked in the fields of forensic technology, information security and cyber investigations, during which he has amassed considerable experience in both the technical and strategic application of technology-centric solutions for his clients.

Chris provides proactive and reactive advice to clients in the areas of digital forensics and e-discovery applicable to events such as investigations, litigation, arbitration, and regulatory inquiries. His engagement experience includes multi-jurisdictional investigations and regulatory inquiries relating to anticompetitive behaviour, serious fraud, bribery and corruption-related matters and intellectual property theft.

Chris has provided both written and oral expert evidence in court, as well as the submission of written expert evidence to other forums such as employment tribunals and arbitrations. 

Throughout his career Chris has assisted in developing and delivering educational programmes, at MSc level, tailored to experienced professionals working within the digital investigation and security fields.

During his early career, Chris gained valuable experience working in law enforcement conducting crime-scene-to-courtroom investigations. He investigated criminal offences, including offences under the Computer Misuse Act that remain applicable to incident response investigations and intellectual property theft within a corporate environment. It was during this role that Chris was recognised as an expert witness; he has since continued to provide expert evidence in criminal and civil matters.

Chris holds a Master of Science degree in computer security and forensics, and is a certified information systems security professional (CISSP).

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