Robert Bird
Managing Director

eDiscovery & Data Analytics; CFE

Robert Bird is a Managing Director at Ankura with more than a decade of experience in eDiscovery and data analytics connected to complex multidistrict and class action litigations, as well as international corporate and governmental investigations. He is based in Ankura’s Boston office.

  • Experience

    Robert has led global teams in executing electronic data discovery projects for clients within the financial, technology, and healthcare industries. His technical expertise allows him to customize technology that allows for the reuse of attorney work product across related matters for corporate clients, and to utilize data analytics to identify key documents, organize data, and design efficient workflows.

    His most recent projects include complex litigation and regulatory investigations related to mortgage-backed securities for several large financial institutions, as well as Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations for a global technology company.

    Robert’s professional experience includes:

    • For a FCPA investigation, Robert led a large-scale document review effort for a global technology company facing U.S. regulatory investigations in multiple jurisdictions. Guided a multidisciplinary team of professionals supporting the collection, processing, and production of multiple terabytes of data identified across email servers, laptops, and mobile devices.
    • For a residential mortgage-backed securities multidistrict litigation, he managed document reviews sourced from corporate repositories holding more than 100 million documents. These documents were the basis for over 40 related matters for which he designed a framework to allow the reuse of attorney work product across matters to create consistent privilege treatment for productions and document disclosure.
    • For a forensic accounting investigation, Robert supported the review of millions of loan file documents and developed methods to connect structured data with loose files for streamlined expert review.

  • News & events
    • 2017 Northeast Information Governance Retreat, “Legal Tech and AI – Inventing the Future”
  • Insights & innovation