Digital forensic and investigations – The Next Generation

Investigations have become more complex not only because of the nature of an investigation but also the technology used by the workforce. In this session sponsored by Deloitte, we will showcase how traditional and proactive digital forensic methodologies allows an investigator to identify, assess and report on core issues relevant to a matter.

 

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Panel

Donna Thomson, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Forensic | Financial Advisory

Donna has over 25 years’ experience in accounting in Australia and the US, working within chartered accounting and federal law enforcement. Donna focuses on conducting Forensic Technology led investigations into fraud, corruption and misconduct, including bullying and sexual harassment in the private and public sector. Donna works with clients and legal counsel to conduct independent investigations, often involving senior executives and serious allegations. Donna utilises leading Forensic Technology tools to undertake investigations for civil or criminal proceedings. Donna also assists clients to undertake proactive risk management in the form of policy reviews and training for Whistleblowing and reporting management.

 

Paul Taylor, Partner, Deloitte Forensic | Financial Advisory

Paul is the National Digital Forensic Lead Partner in the Deloitte Forensic Technology team in Sydney; he has over 23 years of experience in digital forensic and electronic discovery working both in law enforcement and corporate settings. Paul specializes in managing electronic evidence matters in relation to investigations, litigation and regulatory response and is frequently called upon to produce written reports on his findings. He has testified as an expert witness in computer forensics in multiple jurisdictions and is often engaged as a court-appointed independent computer forensic expert. Paul has provided his services across many different industries such as financial services, life sciences, technology, telecommunications, retail, and government.

 

Adam Fairhurst, Partner, CurbyMcLintock | Forensic

Adam is the lead Partner for CurbyMcLintock in Brisbane, Australia. He has over 23 years’ experience in fraud risk and investigations including data analytics, Forensic Technology and electronic evidence. With a background in law enforcement, government and professional services at a National and Global level, Adam brings his experience to clients providing proactive compliance risk management solutions and reactive investigative and digital technology methodologies. Adam works directly with clients and legal counsel to conduct investigations including criminal, regulatory and administrative matters. He also assists corporate compliance teams with proactive discovery and data analytical approaches to identify trends and minimize potential wrongdoing or breaches. Adam provides clients with the ability to visualize disparate data sets in interactive dashboards enabling clients to drill down into the data to proactively identify potential issues and trends.

 

Moderator

Jason Landers, ACi Regional Committee, APAC

With 19 years of practical investigations experience, Jason commenced his investigations career within law enforcement before transitioning into the corporate sector. His experience includes criminal, business integrity and governance-related matters along with anti-bribery and corruption investigations. Jason was the Investigations Lead – ASPAC for Rio Tinto. This position included responsibility for overseeing the company’s whistle-blower programme to ensure effective coordination of all resultant investigations across the Asia/Pacific region. To date, his experience has exposed him to investigations in Papua New Guinea, China, Mongolia, India, Singapore and Australia.

 

Webinar sponsored by

How a Digital Detective Approach can enhance your Investigation

In this webinar sponsored by Accuracy, we look at how a “digital detective” approach can be used to enhance your investigations with forensic information.

This event will be of interest to all investigators and will demonstrate how various forensic clues can be leveraged for investigative advantages.

Please join our panel as they discuss:

  • How can the digital detective approach enhance
    investigations?
  • What clues and red flags can be automatically extracted from suspects’ data?
  • How can these red flags for guilty behaviour (such as data deletion and evidence manipulation) be used to accelerate your investigation?
  • What other benefits can be obtained by integrating these clues into document reviews and investigations?

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Panel

Darren Mullins – Partner, Forensic Technology
Darren Mullins, who is a Partner and Head of Forensic Technology for Accuracy in the Middle East, has 16 years of experience in the fields of Digital Forensics, Electronic Discovery, Fraud Analytics, and more recently Cyber Forensics and Incident Response.  Acting as an expert, he provides the understanding and insights into digital evidence uncovered during cyber and fraud-related investigations and disputes, delivering defensible solutions that take critical evidence from identification and preservation through to presentation and disclosure in the support of internal matters and litigation around the globe.  He has provided confidential expertise to clients operating in the Middle East region for over 10 years and has provided expert testimony in successful litigation and arbitration cases in the DIFC and UK. Prior to joining Accuracy, Darren was a Partner at KPMG Lower Gulf and led both Deloitte and EY’s Forensic Technology practices in the Middle East and he is a regular speaker and chair for industry and government-sponsored conferences in the UAE.

Rae Lawrie – Director, Forensics
Rae has over 26 years of professional investigation experience within both the public and private sectors. Rae started his career in 1994 at the UK Serious Fraud Office. He worked on numerous cases including BCCI, one of the largest banking frauds in the UK at that time. Rae is also a trained accountant and Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Prior to joining Accuracy in 2020, Rae gained extensive experience with KPMG and Deloitte in London before transferring to Deloitte’s MENA Forensic practice where he has spent the last ten years.  He has had leading roles in investigations brought by regulators including the DFSA and Central Banks in the GCC and also by the SFO and DOJ/SEC. Rae has provided forensic investigation and asset tracing services to corporate clients globally since 2004.  He is experienced in running all aspects of an investigation working closely and as part of multi-disciplinary teams with counsel, lawyers, accountants, law enforcement and financial investigators.

Steve Molloy – Director, Forensic Technology
Steve Molloy is a Director for Accuracy based in Milan, Italy. Steve has extensive experience in Digital Forensics, Electronic Discovery and the automation of forensic technology processes. Steve has supported investigations and litigation around the globe for multi-national organisations, as well as creating bespoke processes to handle massive data sets in the context of investigations. Steve was instrumental in building Accuracy’s Forensic Technology services in order to support their investigation and crisis services. Prior to joining Accuracy, Steve gained experience in the forensic technology teams at EY and Deloitte, where he worked on a broad spectrum of investigations including matters of intellectual property thefts, regulatory issues and compliance programs.

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