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Christopher Hatfield

Christopher Hatfield

FTI ConsultingLevel 15, 50 Pitt StreetSydneyAustraliaNSW 2000

Future Leader

WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Christopher Hatfield performs strongly in our research this year and is noted for his “deep expertise” on intellectual property theft matters, as well as fraud and corruption investigations.

Biography

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 multijurisdictional 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 Master of Science educational programmes tailored to experienced professionals working within the digital investigations 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 remains 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 and has since continued to provide expert evidence in criminal and civil matters.

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

Global Leader

Data - Data Experts 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Christopher Hatfield draws widespread recommendations for his work in the data space, with sources describing him as “professional, proactive and very client-oriented”.

Biography

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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