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Michael  Barba

Michael Barba

mbarba@bdo.com

Michael Barba leads BDO USA LLP’s national security compliance practice. Michael has led numerous engagements in transactions involving foreign direct investment and critical infrastructure. He has been appointed as an independent and neutral third-party monitor and security officer reporting directly to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) Monitoring Agencies. He also serves as the independent and neutral third-party auditor of a Tier 1 telecommunications company to assess compliance with CFIUS national security agreement mitigation requirements. Michael’s responsibilities include assessing and analysing national security agreements, interim orders and letters of assurance while developing customised work plans that are approved by the US government.

Michael’s responsibilities also extend into BDO’s forensic technology services group, where he has more than 20 years’ experience in managing complex investigations involving high-tech crime, misconduct and network security incident response.

Michael has led BDO’s digital forensics and incident response practices in conducting domestic and international investigations affecting the computer networks, resources and intellectual property of numerous Fortune 500 organisations. He received the prestigious High Technology Crime Investigation Association Award for ‘The Most Significant High Technology Case’ involving public and private sector cooperation.