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Paul Walker

Paul Walker

  • Senior Managing Director, Head of EMEA Technology
  • T: +971 4 437 2100
  • F: +971 4 437 2199
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    • Office C1408 and C1401, Level 14
    • Burj Daman Office Tower, Al Mustaqbal Street
    • P.O. Box 71253
    • Dubai
    • United Arab Emirates
    • T: +971 4 437 2100
    • F: +971 4 437 2199

Paul Walker is a Senior Managing Director and leads the Technology segment for FTI Consulting in EMEA, his geographic responsibility includes India, Africa, the Middle East and Continental Europe. He has over 20 years of experience in technology consulting, building and leading practices at Andersen Consulting, Accenture, Detica PLC and KPMG LLP. Most recently Paul was an equity Partner at EY LLP and the Head of Forensic Technology for their EMEIA region for 11 years. In addition, Paul also has extensive experience of working across Asia.

Paul’s particular area of expertise is in building and leading the firms e-discovery, advanced data analytics, traditional computer forensics, cyber and license compliance offerings. In so doing, Paul has considerable experience in supporting clients in complex cross-border matters on a range of issues including compliance, remediation, regulatory, disputes and financial crime. His experience includes fraud investigations, economic sanctions, internal and external cyber breach, and license and intellectual property compliance, all from a technology perspective. He has a keen interest in developing new and innovative solutions for clients, using the very latest tools and techniques, and in so doing working closely with the vendor community. As a result, He has developed a wide range of sector experience including financial services, life sciences, telecommunications, automotive and government & public sector.

Over the last three years Paul has worked extensively in the Middle East, assisting seven banks exposed to US regulatory sanctions violations. Supported by a team of experts in both structured and unstructured data analytics, they were able to combine banking and digital expertise focusing on possible economic sanctions at the request of regulators including The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Council of EU and US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). This work involved working closely with external counsel and enabling the client banks to respond to the resulting criminal and civil government inquiries and in so doing mitigate the resulting fines from non-compliance.

Paul led the European response to a serious bribery and corruption allegation into a leading global life sciences business. This matter involved the collection and preservation of data across a number of challenging jurisdictions, the electronic and managed review of relevant documents, followed by delivering a response to interested regulators both in the US and Europe. He has further regulatory experience in the European motor industry, being involved in a large high-profile price-fixing investigation involving several vehicle manufacturers. This involved a large number of senior executives from the European headquarters and in their operations around the World. This matter involved a full suite of technology services from collection and preservation of data to electronic discovery, review and disclosure.

Over the last 10 years, Paul has advised and assisted clients on many high profile internal and external cyber breaches. These have included corporate blackmail, the theft of valuable corporate intellectual property and data and state-sponsored interference. Paul has assisted clients in the recent ransomware attacks, mobilizing responses to clients with cross-border presence and infrastructure. Specifically, his services have included the investigation of the breach, its remediation and the forensic clean-up of the client estate.

In the recent past, Paul has also worked with a number of global organizations who originate high-value intellectual property, software or digital assets to develop compliance and anti-piracy protection programs. This has involved using the very latest forensic techniques to identify revenue leakage through both non-compliance and criminal theft. In so developing this very specific offering, Paul has implemented very focused responses and large-scale programs to address revenue leakage.

Client requirements have enabled Paul to gain expertise in overseas markets where non-compliance and piracy are prolific. Paul has gained multimillion-dollar settlements for clients where his unique forensic approach was able to provide the necessary evidence to ensure a commercial settlement.

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