FTI Consulting has expanded its Forensic & Litigation Consulting practice with Cynthia Catlett. The former Grant Thornton partner joins the advisory as a Managing Director and will be based in São Paulo.
A licensed US attorney by trade, Cynthia Catlett's experience includes forensic engagements in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America, in both the public and private sectors. She has experience devising and structuring regulatory compliance strategies, planning and executing fraud investigations, conducting Foreign Corrupt Practices Act risk assessments and assisting clients in disputes and arbitral proceedings. She has in recent years assisted clients in responding to regulatory agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil ("CVM"), Department of Justice ("DOJ") and Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") in Brazil and in the U.S., as well as assisting clients in Voluntary Disclosure Programs with government agencies.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Catlett was a Partner of the Forensic Investigations & Disputes Services practice at Grant Thornton, where she was responsible for multi-jurisdictional compliance and anti-corruption work in Brazil and across Latin America. Prior to that, she worked at EY, with the Office of the Attorney General's Criminal Division in Washington, D.C. and the World Bank, where she investigated allegations of fraud, corruption, collusion, coercion and obstruction in World Bank financed projects.
"We are extremely proud to announce that Cynthia has joined FTI Consulting. As a proven expert with deep experience in our industry, she will be an invaluable asset in helping to further enhance our Brazilian and Latin America teams," says Neal Hochberg, Global Leader of the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment at FTI Consulting.
In her new role, Catlett will provide investigative, advisory and dispute consulting services to legal and corporate clients of FTI Consulting. Commenting on her appointment, she says: "I'm thrilled to be joining FTI Consulting, a recognised leader in dispute advisory, investigative and forensic accounting services both in the U.S. and Latin America. I look forward to assisting clients successfully and sustainably navigate through challenges and opportunities in Brazil and throughout Latin America."
Catlett holds a J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia, where she graduated cum laude and a B.A. in International Economics from the George Washington University, where she graduated magna cum laude.