Robert Bird is a Managing Director at Ankura Consulting Group based in Boston, MA. He works within the eDiscovery and Data Analytics practices, part of the Investigations & Accounting Advisory group.
Over the past decade, Mr. Bird has led global teams in executing electronic data discovery projects for the financial, technology, and pharmaceutical industries relating to fraud, financial investigations, and product liability. His technical expertise allows him to customize technology and utilize data analytics to identify key documents, organize data, and design efficient workflows.
Mr. Bird develops solutions that simplify eDiscovery. He works with corporate clients and outside counsel to mitigate risks, reduce costs, and meet deadlines. By blending his engineering expertise and legal industry experience, his solutions will apply best practices and data-driven insights using the most effective technology available. His current interests include the application of Active Learning technologies to quickly uncover fact patterns in investigations, the re-use of attorney work product for corporate clients in serial and/or concurrent litigation to promote consistency and reduce risk/costs, and connecting structured and unstructured data (to streamline due diligence reviews designed to validate that the accounting system matches the supporting documentation).
Mr. Bird’s most recent projects include multi-district litigation and regulatory investigations related to Mortgage Backed Securities for several large financial institutions and Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) forensic investigations for a global technology company.