Simon Placks is a Senior Managing Director based in London. Simon has over 20 years of experience in technology consulting and research with a focus around client issues in legal operations and corporate investigations. In particular, he has specialist expertise in eDiscovery, LawTech, digital forensics, and monitoring for fraud and misconduct.
Simon has led large multijurisdictional eDiscovery engagements relating to financial crime, antitrust, and litigation. He has led numerous cyber investigations, including those involving aggressive state-sponsored actors and organized criminals. Simon has advised clients in the development of their legal technology digital transformation programs, involving the application of such technologies as machine learning and robotic process automation. Recently, he worked with clients to deploy enterprise-wide misconduct monitoring technology.
Prior to joining Ankura, Simon was a partner at a Big 4 forensic technology practice in London. He has had prior roles as a digital forensic expert witness and a software engineer.