Wednesday, 5 April 2023

KordaMentha is pleased to announce the appointments of Chris Russell and Rahul Lobo as Partners in the firm’s Forensic and Cybersecurity practices respectively.

This follows recent announcements of the expansion of both teams.

The appointments demonstrate KordaMentha’s commitment to meeting the increasing expectations of its clients for independence and objectivity alongside a strengthened focus on integrity, governance and compliance.

An eDiscovery specialist with more than 20 years’ industry experience, Chris regularly manages complex eDiscovery projects related to litigation, arbitration, investigation and regulatory requirements. He is an expert in the use of legal technology, specialising in efficient and defensible strategies using technology-assisted review, data analytics and document review technologies.

Rahul brings more than 20 years of experience in consulting with clients to solve their cyber and technology business challenges to aid business transformation. He approaches cybersecurity as a strategic opportunity to enhance business operations, empowering companies to serve customers with confidence and foster trust in their offerings.

Partner and Forensic Technology Lead, Brendan Read, highlighted the importance of Chris Russell’s specialist skills, adding to the firm’s formidable mix of digital, cyber and eDiscovery capabilities:

“We have seen an increased demand across investigations, incident response and digital forensics to support our cyber and financial crime services. Chris brings a strong expertise in eDiscovery and will work closely with the forensic service line to support the strategic growth of the eDiscovery practice.

KordaMentha Partner, Chris Martin, said Rahul Lobo’s appointment further strengthened the firm’s position as a leader in cybersecurity advisory: 

“The evolving regulatory landscape around privacy, data security and integrity breaches continues to increase demand for cyber and financial crime expertise. Rahul brings expertise from his expansive career working across specialist areas, such as cloud security, cybersecurity architecture, vulnerability management and assessment and attack and penetration testing of systems, allowing KordaMentha to stay at the forefront of cybersecurity advisory.”

Chris Russell joins KordaMentha from FTI Consulting, where he was a Managing Director in its eDiscovery consulting practice. Prior to FTI, Chris was a Director in Deloitte’s Digital service line, where he helped clients unlock the business value of emerging technologies.

Rahul Lobo comes to KordaMentha after more than 17 years with EY’s Advanced Security Centre and Technology Consulting division, where he was most recently an Associate Partner.

Both new appointments will be based in KordaMentha’s Melbourne office.

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Tim Fogarty | [email protected] | 0400 179 075.