Michael Pattishall


  • Americas
  • Investigation Services
  • Sport and Major Events Risk Management
  • Due Diligence
Los Angeles +1 310 944 5016 Email

Michael Pattishall is a Partner in the Client Management function and is the Market Director for the United States Western region. Based in Los Angeles, Michael has 15 years of risk management experience and a distinct focus on managing security and intelligence projects for broadcasters of major sporting events, national sports organizations and international organizing committees. Michael is committed to developing innovative solutions for his clients using Control Risks' broad portfolio of risk management services with a focus on security, integrity, and compliance.

Recent tasks that Michael has worked on include:

  • Partnering with executive leadership for a major global sports broadcaster to help develop and manage the delivery of security services in support of over 300 broadcast and production personnel for the duration of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.
  • Working in partnership with senior executives of a major global sports broadcaster to oversee the development and successful execution of a flexible, scalable event security solution that provided comprehensive risk planning, security, and operational support for the duration of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.
  • On behalf of the Sydney Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, collected intelligence and conducted analysis concerning the integrity and motivations of the Games’ volunteer workforce to inform future strategies for encouraging volunteerism, and further development of the Games’ overall volunteer workforce program.

  • Prior to joining Control Risks, Michael was a consultant in the business intelligence and corporate investigations practice of Corporate Risks International. In this role, Michael was responsible for managing complex, multi-jurisdictional projects focusing on regulatory compliance, fraud, and corruption. Michael also worked for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems where he focused on business and strategy development. His responsibilities included providing market analysis and strategic assessments concerning the global security market.

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