Chris McCavitt is a Managing Director and the Head of Nardello & Co.’s New York Office. Chris has 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 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 co-led a large FCPA probe in Latin America, one of the largest investigations in the history of the FCPA. The investigation focused on multiple allegations of bribery and corruption within a large organization. Spanning more than a year, the project involved a deep forensic accounting review, combined with sophisticated data analytics analysis, and open source investigation.
- Chris 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. The project involved a comprehensive cyber-assessment of over 100 agencies within the state governmental framework.
- Chris led an internal investigation of allegations that a company was improperly conducting business with a sanctioned country. The relevant allegations surfaced as the company was interfacing with a US regulator. The strategy for the investigation involved an integrated approach that combined forensic accounting reviews, data and cybersecurity analysis, open source information, and investigative interviews of company personnel.
- Chris led a global asset trace to recover hundreds of millions of dollars stolen from a bank by an international crime-lord. Deploying investigators in the United States and several European and African countries, the team search for assets purchased with the stolen funds and sought to uncover offshore structures used to hide and move funds. Ultimately, the investigation recovered millions of dollars in real estate, a jetliner, and fleets of automobiles, among other valuable assets.
Just the Facts
- MPhil, European Studies, University of Cambridge
- MA, Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin
- BS, Loyola University