In addition to expert reports, declarations, and affidavits submitted in support of engagements, Antonio’s testimony experience includes grand jury testimony for the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud unit for The People of the State of New York vs. Jane Doe matter (Southern District of NY), providing a detailed account of forensic collection/analysis and chain of custody procedures, as well as responding to questions by the jury panel. Antonio has also given subpoenaed videotaped depositions detailing digital forensic methodologies and chain of custody procedures for McKesson Medical-Surgical, Inc. vs. Carmen Caccavale (District of Arizona).
Prior to joining Ankura, Antonio was a director in PwC’s forensics advisory practice, focused on technology-related services. He spent a decade as a managing director of FTI Consulting’s technology practice, where he led domestic and international engagements, principally forensics investigations. Antonio also previously collaborated in building a secure forensics lab and technology service line within the Berkeley Research Group’s global investigations and strategic intelligence practice. Antonio is also a guest lecturer at Fordham Law School on the topic of digital forensics.
Antonio’s professional experience includes:
- Money Laundering Investigation, International Asian Bank: Led the team looking into alleged money laundering and suspicious activity, overseeing the forensic analysis of electronic records, document review, database analytics, and reporting. The team also hosted a long-term eDiscovery processing and review platform within the client’s facility in Asia in order to comply with data privacy and state secrecy restrictions.
- Fraud and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigation, Global Sports Federation: Conducted the detailed review of the accounting and expense records and communications of key executives. The large-scale, complex investigation involved the recovery of WhatsApp chat message content. Antonio created a custom-review platform for reports on more than 40 mobile devices, enabling counsel to search, review, and extract specific texts and chats between individuals easily and quickly.
- Allegations of trade secrets theft, National Lending Company: Allegations that a national lending company obtained trade secrets of a proprietary application; Antonio performed onsite interviews of key stakeholders, followed by data preservation and forensic analysis of source code and related development team repositories to analyze code changes and updates, as well as related metadata attributes. Findings were submitted to counsel and presented in court.
- Corporate Integrity Agreement, Pharmaceutical Company: Led the initial phase of compliance under the terms of the client’s settlement with Office of the Inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services over violations of anti-kickback statues. Antonio oversaw the assessment of discovery readiness protocols, collection of quarterly data, and the review of a random sampling of a sales representative’s electronic records, publicly available social-media content among them, covering a three-year period.
- IP Theft Investigation, Hedge Fund: Uncovered evidence to support the client’s allegations of unauthorized and fraudulent data transfers. Key findings included confidential documents retrieved from a tablet’s hidden Dropbox backup directory and the match of metadata attributes with other recovered artifacts.
- Electronic-Records Discovery and Investigation, Regional Hospital: led efforts for the law firm representing the facility in a class-action suit. Antonio interviewed key stakeholders to determine scope and oversaw the analysis of information from social media platforms and mobile messaging applications, among other sources, and also offered recommendations for data retention and litigation hold provisions.
- Trade Secrets Theft Investigation, Life Sciences Company: led efforts that revealed transfer of stolen intellectual property and trade secrets, uncovered by matching web-server log entries with internet-browsing activity on suspect computers, among other findings.