Brad Kolacinski

Principal

San Francisco

Brad Kolacinski is a Principal within Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice in the Americas region. He is a member of the Discovery Consulting team and is based in San Francisco. 

  • Americas
  • Cross Border Investigations
  • Cross-border Discovery Consulting & Assistance
  • Early Case Assessment


Brad Kolacinski is a Principal within Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice in the Americas region. He is a member of the Discovery Consulting team and is based in San Francisco. 

Brad brings significant advisory experience working on complex litigation and investigative matters involving financial fraud, bribery, corruption, antitrust and intellectual property theft. He assists clients with crafting defensible data identification, preservation and collection strategies and has extensive expertise in consulting on cross-border disputes and government inquiries abroad. Brad has supported on matters in more than 25 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. 


Brad’s recent work includes:
  • Consulting on a government investigation into pervasive corruption in South America involving over 650 custodians. Brad managed the forensic analysis of over 1,000 devices for evidence of mass deletion and data wiping activity, as well as discreet instant message and chat communications.
  • Overseeing an internal investigation into bribery payments made to third-party customs agents in India. Brad coordinated a global team spanning the US, UK, Hong Kong and India across all phases of the engagement, including data collection, forensic analysis, processing, hosting, investigative review, predictive analytics and final reporting deliverables.
  • Managing an FTC deceptive advertising lawsuit for a Fortune 100 broadcaster. Brad developed a strategic filtering methodology to reduce 5 TB of data down to 800 GB for processing and hosting. 


Before joining Control Risks, Brad was with Myriad Litigation Solutions as a Senior Discovery Consultant where he advised on forensics, discovery and investigative matters. Prior to Myriad, Brad worked for Ricoh Legal. 

Brad graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Film Studies and earned a Post-Graduate Certificate from Bryan University’s E-Discovery Project Management Program as valedictorian of his class. He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. 

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