Brad Kolacinski


  • Americas
  • E-Discovery-and-E-Disclosure
  • Forensic Data Analytics
  • Investigations, Litigation and Forensics
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Brad Kolacinski is a Partner with Control Risks and leads the Forensic and eDiscovery Technology practice in the Americas.

Brad brings significant advisory experience working on complex litigation and investigative matters involving financial fraud, bribery, corruption, antitrust and intellectual property theft. He and his teams assist clients with crafting defensible data identification, preservation and collection strategies and have extensive expertise in leveraging data analytics, AI, and machine learning for discovery in support of 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. 

Recent tasks that Brad has worked on include:

  • Delivering managed forensics and eDiscovery services to a leading financial services company in the US. Brad and his teams assist in-house and external counsel across a range of data preservation, collection, processing, hosting, analytics, and production issues in the context of regulatory and class action matters.  
  • 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.
  • Leading on dozens of IP theft and misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information matters. Brad and his teams are experts in conducting forensic analysis related to data exfiltration, deletion, and other obfuscation activities. 
  • 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, data processing, hosting, investigative review, predictive analytics, and final reporting deliverables.

  • Before joining Control Risks, Brad was with Myriad Litigation Solutions 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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