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My firm conducts global investigations. Here’s what needs to happen for Khashoggi.

The Saudi government has finally acknowledged that the killing of Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi in its consulate in Istanbul was premeditated. But the regime’s earlier obfuscations suggest that a truly independent assessment of what happened in this appalling murder, and who was responsible, is unlikely. A rigorous, professional and impartial investigation is needed.

The firm that I lead has conducted an independent investigation in the Middle East; we know what a successful probe in that region looks like. In 2014, we began a 10-month investigation that confirmed allegations of abusive labor practices involving the thousands of migrant workers building New York University’s Abu Dhabi campus in the United Arab Emirates. Several steps are essential for an investigation into Khashoggi’s murder that will produce a report with legitimacy in the world’s eyes.READ MORE

How the Recent Facebook Hack is Different Than Cambridge Analytica

Mark Ray, Nardello & Co.’s Head of Digital Investigations & Cyber Defense, discussed the recent Facebook hack with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang and Sarah Frier on “Bloomberg Technology.”


GDPR Priorities: Public Companies Must Urgently Handle Data Breaches

In a recent article we discussed the cybersecurity challenges for publicly traded companies with Nardello & Co. One of the issues of concern raised was the potential for insider trading to occur in the context of a cyber breach. In March, a former top executive of Equifax was charged with insider trading in connection with a breach. This raises a host of new questions about how publicly traded companies – which are almost invariably multinational – should respond to a cyber breach. Now, with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) entered into force for more than a month, many companies are being overwhelmed with complaints and requests for information. If a cyber incident occurs, in addition to U.S. law implications in the securities law context, listed companies need to consider global regulation and obligations applicable to data breach issues generally.

Mark Ray and John Fitzpatrick are Managing Directors at Nardello & Co., a global investigations firm that, among other things, specializes in cybersecurity consulting, internal investigations and incident response. Ray is a former special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation who led global investigations involving transnational cyber-criminal organizations, and currently leads Nardello’s Digital Investigations and Cybersecurity practice from the U.S. Fitzpatrick is based in the UK, and is an international lawyer with more than 20 years of legal, compliance and regulatory experience in multiple countries in EMEA, including expertise on data privacy issues, and in particular GDPR.READ MORE