J Nicholas Hourigan
- Senior Managing Director, Leader of EMEA Data & Analytics
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +44 20 3727 1343
- F: +44 20 3727 1007
- 200 Aldersgate
- Aldersgate Street
- London, EC1A 4HD
- United Kingdom
- T: +44 20 3727 1000
- F: +44 20 3727 1007
- B.A., Physical Sciences, Harvard University
- Graduate level courses, Accounting and Statistics, Harvard University
- Level 1 CFA candidate, 2014
- Data & Analytics
- Financial Services
Nick Hourigan is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in London. Nick leads the Data & Analytics practice in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment in Europe, Middle East and Africa. For over 18 years, he has performed large volume transaction-based analytics for litigation and investigation matters.
Nick leads the Data & Analytics practice in the EMEA region and has extensive experience of managing complex global-scale projects with record sets in the billions. His firm view is that the highest use of analytics is the elevation of expertise, and so his teams work in close collaboration with counsel, client and other FTI Consulting's experts to ensure effective and efficient achievement of project objectives. Nick champions development of FTI Consulting's Augmented Investigations offering, whereby traditional analytics are complemented by data science and statistical methods in those and, importantly, only those situations where this coupling is to maximum client benefit.
On the highly-publicized Swedbank matter, Nick led FTI Consulting's global team of financial crime experts, investigations specialists, data analysts, and forensic accountants to assist counsel in a review of alleged AML violations and OFAC sanctions breaches. As detailed in Swedbank’s public report, FTI Consulting analysed money flows through the Baltics into Europe and beyond, considering tens of millions of customers and commensurate volumes of SWIFT and other payments. FTI Consulting deployed proprietary reference data sets, matching technology, custom review tools and a library of algorithmic detection scenarios to identify customers and analyze potentially suspicious transactions.
Nick led the FTI Consulting's team supporting counsel in a multi-year OFAC voluntary self- disclosure engagement for global logistics shipping company. The scope of the review, encompassing data from nearly 100 countries and half as many systems, included analysis of all shipping and payments details for a US nexus.
Awards & Recognition
- Who’s Who Legal: Global Leader, Data Experts (2020)
- Who’s Who Legal: Digital & Data, Data and E-Discovery Experts (2019)