Phil Beckett is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal’s disputes and investigations practice in London and leads their European forensic technology capabilities. He brings more than 19 years of experience in forensic technology engagements, advising clients on forensic investigations of digital evidence, the interrogation of complex data sets, information governance, cyber and the disclosure of electronic documents. Mr Beckett was recently named the Who’s Who Legal Investigations Digital Forensic Expert of the Year.
Mr Beckett has led anti-bribery investigations, kickback investigations, IP theft cases, employment disputes, fraud investigations, cartel/antitrust investigations and compliance review exercises, as well as supported commercial litigation and international arbitration. Many of these cases have been cross-border, requiring close monitoring of data protection and privacy legislation and the appropriate use of technology. These include a regulatory investigation for a global bank involving the collection, processing and hosting from multiple systems and jurisdictions, including instant-message chat and trading data. Mr Beckett has regularly been appointed as an expert and managed the execution of multisite civil search orders whereby data has been captured and interrogated to meet court requirements. Mr Beckett was also instructed as an expert witness in Imerman v. Tchenguiz ( EWCA Civ 908).