Brad Wilson is a director in BRG’s Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence practice and specializes in forensic technology, investigations, digital forensics, data analytics, and cybersecurity.
His experience includes complex litigation, foreign corruption, fraud, due diligence, incident response, crisis response, and regulatory investigations for boards and senior management in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, finance, communications, industrial, and government sectors. He also advises clients on managing cyber risk through assessments of enterprise architectures, data-driven analytics, and integrating program management into complex corporate structures.
Before joining BRG, Mr. Wilson was a director in the Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Forensics practice for a Big Four advisory firm, where he was influential in driving innovation in discovery solutions, machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), legal operations, and performance improvement. His case work included acting as the lead forensic technology director for a global investigation for a multinational communications company involving allegations of foreign corruption and responding to regulatory inquiries. For a multinational financial company, Mr. Wilson supervised a cybersecurity investigation of suspicious wire fraud transfers with allegations of insider and external threat actors, and he managed the business email compromise investigation that included fact-finding and analysis of financial and digital artifacts. He also led cybersecurity investigations stemming from theft of trade secrets, network intrusions, and diversion of funds for clients in the banking, medical device, and construction sectors; and corporate investigations related to allegations ranging from fraud, antitrust, and other serious crimes.
Mr. Wilson focuses on integrating technological approaches, including ML and AI, to drive insights and make informed decisions. He has experience applying predictive analytics to disparate data sources to react to trends before they become risks. Before he joined BRG, he assisted compliance, legal, and internal audit teams to align policies and procedures to address these business risks. His team used ML and AI on hotline complaint intake systems, in aggregation with communications data from various enterprise and endpoint devices, to automate the aggregation of common issues to streamline the investigative timeline and direct more attention toward addressing core issues. These efforts led to a corporate compliance program focused on resilience and continuous improvement.
Mr. Wilson brings significant experience in digital forensic examinations, data analytics, and cybersecurity threat management. He has extensive experience building and implementing discovery, data-security readiness programs, and other incident-response programs through the implementation of data handling, data mapping, policies and procedures, education, and awareness programs. He also has experience advising on legal operations relating to strategic assessments, prioritization, and implementation of process improvements, while also enhancing and streamlining a company’s core functions.
2016 – 2020
Manager, senior associate, associate
2007 – 2016
High Technology Crime Investigation Association
USSS Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force
Areas of Expertise
Pennsylvania State University
BS, Information Sciences and Technology, 2007