As an independent specialist firm, we are nimble, flexible and mobile – and can set up in any jurisdiction within days, having worked in more than 75 countries across both developed economies and emerging markets with globally integrated teams. Unlike traditional accounting firms, we operate purely in the forensic space and generally have no conflicts.

Areas of Expertise

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FRA eDiscovery consulting overview

 

Our Services

Cross-Border Data Governance and Security

We offer extensive multi-jurisdictional data privacy, transfer, and protection expertise in order to assist our clients achieve their objectives with compliance, litigation and investigations. We ensure highest levels of data security through global regulatory compliance with such laws as Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), blocking statutes and banking secrecy.

Mobile Discovery Solution

Our full-service Mobile Discovery Solution offers a scalable end-to-end mobile processing and review platform capable of handling complex project requirements and can be installed on-site independently or in a client infrastructure anywhere in the world. For the highest levels of data security, our mobile discovery solution can be air-gapped to restrict any outside access.

Data Analytics

Our expertise in complex data analytics, information technology, and data management lies at the core of our foundation. We use this expertise to take our eDiscovery solutions to the next level with targeted analytics and data visualizations to give our clients transparency into their issues. We seamlessly integrate our eDiscovery consulting solutions with our forensic accounting, data analytics, and digital forensic teams to provide customized solutions for each client.

In-house Digital Forensics

We have expert Digital Forensic Team members across the UK, EU and US supporting collections around the world following established forensic protocols to ensure the defensible collection and secure transfer of data and forensic analysis.

Customized Work Flows

FRA offers customized discovery workflow design to place controls over data access and proactively eliminate the risk of leaks and hacking in high stake litigation and investigations. We also implement measures to ensure data is retained only as long as necessary to limit future discoverability in the event of new investigations or litigation.

Relativity Analytics

FRA offers Relativity as our hosted review platform. Our team consists of certified Relativity specialists who are trained and experienced in the use of Relativity Analytics. Relativity Analytics is included in our standard offering and available on a global basis as well as on our mobile air-gapped solutions.

Global Data Centers

FRA has state of the art data centers around the world that meet or exceed Tier III standards in North America, UK, Continental Europe and Canada. We maintain security certifications in ISO/IEC 27001, Cyber Essentials and EU-US Privacy Shield.

Our Team

Toby Duthie Who's Who Legal Award Win
Toby Duthie, Founding Partner

Toby Duthie is a founding partner of FRA and head of its UK and European offices. He has more than 20 years’ experience in financial analysis, complex financial modeling, investigations and compliance reviews. Fluent in English and German, Toby has particular expertise in multi-jurisdictional investigations, anti-bribery and corruption compliance testing, and specializes in matters of […]

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Frances McLeod
Frances McLeod, Founding Partner

Frances McLeod is a founding partner of FRA and head of its US offices. She is a former investment banker and has over 25 years of experience advising diverse clients on sanctions, anti-corruption, fraud, internal controls, asset tracing, and money laundering issues. Frances is recognized in GIR’s Women in Investigations 2018 publication, which profiles the […]

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Greg Mason, data protection expert
Greg Mason, Founding Partner

Greg Mason is a founding partner of FRA and head of its eDiscovery and IT divisions. 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. After graduating from Radford University in Virginia with a degree in Statistics and […]

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FRA Partner Neil Goradia
Neil Goradia, Partner

Neil Goradia is a Partner at FRA based in the firm’s New York City office. Neil is a forensic investigator and data analytics consultant with extensive experience in using analytics to create transparency and drive strategic decision making in investigative, dispute, and compliance matters. Through Neil’s 20 years of data management and analytics experience, he […]

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Dianne Drummond, eDiscovery
Dianne Drummond, Senior Director

Dianne Drummond is a Senior Director and the head of eDiscovery – Europe. Dianne is an eDiscovery expert with 21 years of experience in the legal sector, including working for both law firms and consulting firms. Prior to joining FRA, Dianne gained extensive experience in the handling of evidence for complex civil and criminal litigation […]

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Russell Miller
Russell Miller, Senior Director

Russell Miller is a Senior Director at FRA. He has 20 years of experience advising and consulting on complex technology matters relating to legal discovery. Russell has consulted for top law firms and corporations regarding discovery strategy, document review and case management techniques. He has designed and executed international data collections, Managed Document Review (MDR) […]

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Bill Odom FRA Director
William Odom, Director

William Odom is a Director at FRA in the Digital Forensics Team. He has over 21 years of experience in computer forensics investigations, intrusion investigations, electronic discovery and expert testimony. He leads teams in conducting digital forensic and intrusion investigations into complex global matters, including theft of intellection property, external cyberattacks, insider threat, and data […]

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eDiscovery specialists Cross border eDiscovery Data analytics
Robert Richard, Senior Director

Robert Richard heads FRA’s Technology Operations, and Research and Development divisions; and is extensively involved in direct client project initiatives. Robert is experienced in leading large-scale, multi-jurisdictional eDiscovery and forensic technology solutions projects in both the US and Europe. Robert has over 18 years’ experience in designing and implementing data hosting and management systems. He […]

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