BDO Consulting Expands Investigation and Forensic Technology Services in Washington, D.C. Metro Area

July 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- July 16, 2014 -- BDO Consulting, one of the nation’s leading professional services organizations, today announced the appointment of Karen A. Schuler as a Managing Director in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Schuler has 20 years of experience working with organizations and their counsel on litigation and complex investigations, advising clients on computer forensics and e-discovery, as well as governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) programs that enhance their ability to respond to future matters in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

“I am very pleased to be joining BDO’s experienced and collegial team of long-tenured professionals”
“Karen’s extensive background in managing global engagements involving complex data considerations and their impact on an organization’s operations makes her a key asset to the practice,” said Carl W. Pergola, Executive Director of BDO Consulting.

“Having worked with many of the world’s largest corporations and government entities, Karen brings significant investigative experience and technical acumen to assist our clients in managing their compliance and data needs,” said Stephanie Giammarco, Partner and Forensic Technology Services Practice Leader.
“I am very pleased to be joining BDO’s experienced and collegial team of long-tenured professionals,” said Schuler. “I was drawn to BDO’s extensive global network of forensics professionals experienced in cross-border issues for both emerging and developed markets, which enable us to help clients navigate the cultural, language and privacy challenges related to global investigations.”

Ms. Schuler is experienced in providing strategic and operational guidance to Fortune 500 companies, advising on mitigation strategies and governance solutions to reduce future risk, including defensible disposition standards, governance practices, data breach and cyber investigations. Having conducted engagements in more than 30 countries, she is well-versed in managing multi-jurisdictional and multi-language litigation matters involving fraud and corruption, as well as Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance. Ms. Schuler is a Certified Fraud Examiner and has participated in Rule 26(f) meet-and-confer conferences and provided expert witness testimony on complex data and technology issues. She also authored “eDiscovery: Creating and Managing an Enterprise-wide Program | A Technical Guide to Digital,” a comprehensive book on information governance and e-discovery.

Prior to joining BDO, Ms. Schuler was Head of Kroll’s Global Information Security Practice. She was also a Managing Director for Intelligent Discovery Solutions and a Senior Computer Forensics Examiner at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. Presently, Ms. Schuler serves on the board of directors for an information management and governance software company, as well as on the Advisory Council of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She previously served on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA).

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