Robert Bird is a Managing Director at Ankura Consulting Group based in Boston, MA. He works within the eDiscovery and Data Analytics practices, part of the Investigations & Accounting Advisory group.
Over the past decade, Mr. Bird has led global teams in executing electronic data discovery projects for the financial, technology, and pharmaceutical industries relating to fraud, financial investigations, and product liability. His technical expertise allows him to customize technology and utilize data analytics to identify key documents, organize data, and design efficient workflows.
Mr. Bird’s most recent projects include multi-district litigation and regulatory investigations related to Mortgage Backed Securities for several large financial institutions and Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) forensic investigations for a global technology company.
Mr. Bird’s experience includes:
- Multinational Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigation: Led a large-scale document review effort for a global technology company facing US regulatory investigations in multiple jurisdictions. Guided a multidisciplinary team of global professionals supporting the collection, processing and production of multiple terabytes of data identified across email, servers, laptops and mobile devices.
- Residential Mortgage Backed Securities Multi-District Litigation: Managed document reviews sourced from corporate repositories holding over 100 million documents that was the basis for more than 40 related matters. Designed a framework to re-use attorney work product across matters to create consistent privilege treatment for productions and document disclosure.
- Forensic Accounting Investigation: Supported the review of millions of loan file documents and developed methods to connect structured data with loose files for streamlined expert review.
Mr. Bird holds a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering with an Option in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner.