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Cynthia Catlett

  • Senior Managing Director
  • Forensic & Litigation Consulting
  • T: +55 11 3165 4535
  • F: +55 11 3078 0144
Connect with Me:
    • Av. Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek, 1327 – 3º andar
    • Condomínio Edifício Internacional Plaza II
    • Itaim Bibi
    • São Paulo SP, 04543-011
    • Brazil
    • T: +55 11 3165 4535
    • F: +55 11 3078 0144

Cynthia Catlett is a Senior Managing Director in the Global Risk & Investigations Practice (“GRIP”) within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment at FTI Consulting. She is based in São Paulo.

With more than 13 years of investigative consulting experience, Ms. Catlett routinely serves as a trusted advisor to corporations, audit committees, special committees of boards of directors, financial institutions and law firms, in which she conducts corporate investigations involving allegations of fraud or corporate corruption, due diligence investigations, asset investigations and dispute-related inquiries.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Catlett was a Partner in the Forensic Investigations & Disputes Services practice at Grant Thornton and was responsible for multi-jurisdictional compliance and anti-corruption work in Brazil and across Latin America. She also worked at Ernst & Young, The World Bank and the Office of the Attorney General’s Criminal Division in Washington, D.C. A licensed attorney by trade, Ms. Catlett’s experience includes forensic engagements in Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia in both the public and private sectors. She has experience devising and structuring regulatory compliance strategies, planning and executing fraud investigations, conducting Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) risk assessments and assisting clients in disputes and arbitral proceedings. She has assisted clients in responding to regulatory agencies in Brazil and in the U.S. including the CVM, Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and Department of Justice (“DOJ”), as well as assisted clients in Voluntary Disclosure Programs with government agencies and in adhering to Deferred Prosecution Agreements.

Ms. Catlett’s vast industry experience includes clients across numerous industries including oil and gas, retail, energy, pharmaceutical, chemical, manufacturing, consumer goods, food and drugs, financials communications, government, multilateral and nonprofit organizations with global operations. Ms. Catlett has published over 20 articles pertaining to money laundering, corruption and compliance. She frequently speaks on the topic of corruption and money laundering risks in Brazil, including speaking engagements at the largest business management event in Latin America, HSM Expomanagement and most recently at the Instituto Fernando Henrique.

Ms. Catlett holds a J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia, where she graduated cum laude. Ms. Catlett also holds a B.A. in International Economics from George Washington University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She is a member of the Washington, D.C. Bar Association and a columnist at LEC – Legal, Ethics and Compliance. Ms. Catlett recently obtained a certificate in Business Process Management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. She has native fluency in English and Portuguese and is fluent in Spanish.

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