Matt Bell is a Senior Managing Director and the Leader of the Export Controls & Sanctions practice in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting (FLC) segment at FTI Consulting. He specialises in international trade compliance, including export controls, economic sanctions, antiboycott, and related US and global regulations.
Mr. Bell helps his clients build or enhance their trade compliance programmes through procedural enhancements, audits, and trainings that are properly benchmarked to leading practices. Mr. Bell also has experience overseeing large and highly complex global investigations in some of the most challenging regions of the world.
Mr. Bell has extensive experience advising clients on the complex regulations related to encryption controls, de miminis analyses, second incorporation rule application, and sanctions regulations, especially as they apply to avoiding business in sanctioned jurisdictions or with sanctioned parties, as well as in wind-down of operations in sanctioned jurisdictions. His expertise spans across several industries including energy, telecommunications, technology, and aerospace/defence, as well as for both US and non-US companies with extensive global operations.
Mr. Bell has made his career building best-in-class compliance programmes under intense government scrutiny including extensive experience working with the US Departments of Justice, Commerce, and Treasury as part of government investigations, civil and criminal settlements, and helping companies through the rigours of government-mandated audits and monitorships.
Prior to FTI Consulting, Mr. Bell held senior legal and compliance positions in major multi-national companies in the telecommunications and energy industries, including having served as a chief compliance officer, senior global anti-corruption counsel, global trade compliance counsel, and regional compliance counsel for these organisations. Much of his work with these companies occurred during investigations related to and as a result of record-setting settlements with various US government agencies related to FCPA, export controls, and sanctions violations.