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Senior Staff

Chris McCavitt

Managing Director & Head of the New York Office
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Chris McCavitt is a Managing Director and Head of Nardello & Co.’s New York Office.  Chris has extensive experience managing complex private sector investigations for corporate clients and their counsel across a wide range of issues and geographies. Areas of investigative interest and specialization include litigation support, asset tracing, fraud, regulatory investigations (including cases involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and sanctions regimes), trademark infringement, and corporate control contests.  He also has experience managing investigative projects relating to due diligence and business intelligence gathering.

Chris has two decades of experience in the private investigations industry. Most recently, he served as a Managing Director in the investigations practice of a global risk consulting firm, where he managed complex investigations for law firms and corporate clients and also participated in innovation initiatives with its technology and government services divisions. Previously, Chris served as a Managing Director at an international investigations firm. Chris worked his way up through the ranks of the private investigations industry, serving as an analyst, investigator, and project manager, as well as managing a research team of 25 analysts.

In an earlier phase of his career, Chris founded and led a risk consulting firm for six years that specialized in assisting US multinational corporations in managing risks and threats in emerging markets.

Chris has a longstanding interest in intelligence technology.  Throughout the course of his career, he has led projects and initiatives that sought to apply cutting edge data technology to solve investigative problems and manage risks. Most recently, he has worked to apply the next generation of Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning tools to gather and analyze data in complex investigations.

Chris holds an MPhil in European studies from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Latin American studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University.

Representative matters in Chris’s investigative experience:

  • Co-led a large Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) probe in Brazil, one of the largest investigations in the history of the FCPA.
  • Led a team that partnered with an insurance underwriter to develop an innovative cyber-insurance assessment methodology, which was later successfully deployed by a US State.
  • Led a probe to examine the collapse of a European bank.
  • Led an internal investigation of allegations that a company was improperly conducting business with a sanctioned country.
  • Led a global asset trace to recover hundreds of millions of dollars stolen from a bank by an international crime-lord.
  • Led a manhunt to locate an executive who disappeared along with millions of dollars of his employer’s money.

Chris McCavitt

Managing Director & Head of the New York Office

565 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2200
New York, NY 10017
T: +1 212 537 5300
F: +1 212 537 5333


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