WASHINGTON, July 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that Cynthia Catlett has joined the firm's Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment as a Managing Director. She will be based in São Paulo.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Catlett was a Partner of the Forensic Investigations & Disputes Services practice at Grant Thornton, where she was responsible for multi-jurisdictional compliance and anti-corruption work in Brazil and across Latin America. Ms. Catlett worked at Ernst & Young ("EY"), where she was engaged on large disputes and reactive fraud investigations for Brazilian, European and U.S. clients. Prior to this role, Ms. Catlett worked with the Office of the Attorney General's Criminal Division in Washington, D.C. and the World Bank, where she investigated allegations of fraud, corruption, collusion, coercion and obstruction in World Bank financed projects in Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Northern Africa.
"We are extremely proud to announce that Cynthia has joined FTI Consulting. As a proven expert with deep experience in our industry, she will be an invaluable asset in helping to further enhance our Brazilian and Latin America teams," said Neal Hochberg, Global Leader of the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment at FTI Consulting. "There is a critical demand for specialized experts in Latin America."
In her new role, Ms. Catlett will provide investigative, advisory and dispute consulting services to legal and corporate clients of FTI Consulting. With more than 13 years of investigative consulting experience, she joins a global platform of multidisciplinary experts who support clients facing high-stakes litigation, arbitration and compliance investigations and regulatory scrutiny.
Commenting on her appointment, Ms. Catlett said, "I'm thrilled to be joining FTI Consulting, a recognized leader in dispute advisory, investigative and forensic accounting services both in the U.S. and Latin America. I look forward to assisting clients successfully and sustainably navigate through challenges and opportunities in Brazil and throughout Latin America."
A licensed U.S. attorney by trade, Ms. Catlett's experience includes forensic engagements in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America, in both the public and private sectors. She has experience devising and structuring regulatory compliance strategies, planning and executing fraud investigations, conducting Foreign Corrupt Practices Act risk assessments and assisting clients in disputes and arbitral proceedings. She has assisted clients in responding to regulatory agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil ("CVM"), Department of Justice ("DOJ") and Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") in Brazil and in the U.S., as well as assisting clients in Voluntary Disclosure Programs with government agencies and in adhering to Deferred Prosecution Agreements.
Ms. Catlett holds a J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia, where she graduated cum laude and a B.A. in International Economics from the George Washington University, where she graduated magna cum laude. In the past year, Ms. Catlett has published more than 20 articles pertaining to money laundering, corruption and compliance. She is a member of the Washington, D.C. Bar Association and a columnist at Legal, Ethics and Compliance ("LEC"). She has native fluency in English and Portuguese and is fluent in Spanish.
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,400 employees located in 27 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.76 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2014. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.