Greg Mason is a Founding Partner of FRA and its Chief Technology Officer. His expertise lies in database architecture and programming, software design, mass data analysis, data mining, and data forensics for the purposes of investigations, disputes and litigation. In his role as CTO, Greg oversees the firm’s technology development operations team, partnering closely with the firm’s Data Governance practitioners to build advanced, customized technology-driven solutions and AI technologies to address corruption risks and financial crimes, respond to regulatory inquiries in multi-jurisdictional matters, navigate OFAC compliance reviews, and conduct rigorous internal investigations.
Greg was part of the FRA team supporting Airbus in a multi-year forensic accounting and eDiscovery review within the context of the company’s multinational investigation, reporting to four investigative authorities: UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the US Department of State (DOS) and French Parquet National Financier (PNF). Greg led the design and development of bespoke data governance technology solutions to facilitate the production and examination of tens of millions of documents while navigating state secrecy laws and various data privacy regulations.
Greg was the key technical analyst on a high-profile FCPA matter involving a global oil company. He analysed the company’s internal financial database, comprising over 21 million transactions made in over 25 countries, for presentation to SEC investigators. In another matter related to a Central Asian government’s privatization of its national oil company and subsequent investigation of bribery allegations, Greg developed a tailored database and eDiscovery platform for the forensic audit of monies of more than 500 bank accounts.
Greg has served as an expert in multiple cases before the US DOJ FATCA/Swiss Banks Program, and has provided data analytics advice to the Independent Examiner (IE) of several Swiss Banks. He has also advised a number of complex US-EU regulatory investigations and litigations, where he developed eDiscovery strategy compliant with European privacy laws for data.
After graduating from Radford University in Virginia with a degree in Statistics and Mathematics, Greg spent three years performing statistical testing and analysis for the US Department of Defense, where he focused on evaluating the performance of sophisticated defense systems. He then moved to the Disputes and Investigations Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers, before co-founding FRA in 1999