Senior Director, Global Risk and Investigations Practice (Nationwide)

Investigations & Disputes
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About The Opportunity:

We are currently looking for a Senior Director to join our growing Forensic and Litigation Consulting. The position involves managing and conducting business-related investigations in our Global Risk and Investigations Practice and developing new business opportunities by working with prospects and clients as well as with colleagues in our various offices as appropriate.


The Global Risk and Investigations practice gathers and analyzes critical information, enabling clients to make informed decisions, maximize opportunities and protect assets. Our superior expertise in complex factual and financial investigations, including litigation support, investigative due diligence, and corruption-related investigations, combines teams of former federal prosecutors and regulators, law enforcement and intelligence officials, forensic accountants, business researchers, and computer forensic specialists. With offices worldwide, we are able to uncover and analyze critical information wherever a need exists—no matter how intricate the investigation may be.


Primary Duties:

Primary duties include: scoping, budgeting, conducting and managing in-depth investigative research and analysis on individuals and corporate entities using the full range of U.S. and international open sources (media, public records etc.) in a fast-paced, deadline-sensitive environment; summarizing the results accurately and concisely in written reports for a sophisticated client base consisting of top-tier law firms, financial institutions and corporations;  managing consultants on engagements which involve teams of investigative researchers; and providing oral reports to clients, when appropriate. Also:

  • Assist leadership in developing strategies to expand the portfolio of services offered and improve the efficiency and consistency of service delivery
  • Maintain current knowledge of industry trends, threats, methodologies and core technologies in order to assimilate client needs and design appropriate technical solutions
  • Lead assessment of current threat identification techniques and development of new methodologies and frameworks
  • Supervise results of incident analysis, combining sound analytical skills with advanced knowledge of cybersecurity
  • Lead modification and enhancement of proposals

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 6 to 10 years of experience conducting research at a corporate investigations firm or similar organization

Preferred Skills:

  • Specialized experience in cyber incident response and cyber incident management
  • Very good understanding of operating systems, file system fundamentals, and security controls, with an in-depth familiarity with Windows, Linux, and Unix
  • Understanding of data loss / data theft prevention concepts and technologies
  • Understanding of eDiscovery and digital forensics concepts and technologies
  • Threat modeling fundamentals and penetration testing skills
  • Extensive experience working with a broad range of public records including criminal and civil proceedings, bankruptcies, SEC filings, corporation records, property records, international corporate documents, among others
  • Extensive experience working with the online information resources commonly used in investigative research (e.g. Accurint, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Factiva, etc.)
  • Analytical ability - The applicant should have experience identifying red flags, validating sources, and making judgment calls about the completeness and accuracy of open source information
  • Excellent writing skills - The applicant should be familiar with legal and financial nomenclature and be able to draft accurate, concise summaries of complex transactions and civil litigation, working from original documents (A writing sample is required during interview process)
  • Strategic planning and resourcefulness - The applicant will be responsible for developing investigative plans and strategies for engagements and producing creative solutions to challenging research problems
  • Experience identifying and managing work performed by subcontractors, including negotiating budgets and deadlines.
  • Experience conducting investigative interviews
  • Experience working with international colleagues and coordinating investigations across time zones is a plus
  • Experience managing junior members of the investigative team
  • Experience in financial analysis and the preparation of spreadsheets is a plus
  • Travel may be required, depending on nature of assignment

Position Classification: Exempt



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