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FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. FTI Consulting professionals, located in all major business centers throughout the world, work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and opportunities.


FTI Consulting understands that to help meet client challenges and opportunities successfully in a global economy, you must have a full arsenal of capabilities and experience available at a moment’s notice. Within the key areas of Corporate Finance & Restructuring, Economic Consulting, Forensic & Litigation Consulting, Strategic Communications and Technology, our professionals are skilled at delivering powerful solutions.

Foreign Trade Zone Advisory


Compliance Programs

Economic Sanctions

Global Regulations

De minimis analysis

OFAC investigations


Matt Bell

Senior Managing Director – Practice Leader of Export Controls, Sanctions & Trade
Forensic & Litigation Consulting

Matt Bell helps his clients build or enhance their trade compliance programs through procedural enhancements, audits, and trainings that are properly benchmarked to leading practices. He specializes in international trade compliance including export controls, economic sanctions, antiboycott, import, customs, and similar global regulations. Mr. Bell also has experience overseeing large and highly complex global investigations in some of the most challenging regions of the world. His specialization is honed through his experience as a senior in-house counsel for several organizations that committed significant resources to designing and implementing world-class trade compliance programs. As a result, he advises his clients from a unique perspective that balances compliance with these highly complex laws and regulations with the practical realities of implementing his advice in the day-to-day operations of the company.

Eric J. Rudolph

Senior Director
Forensic & Litigation Consulting

An attorney by experience and training, Eric has led, managed and participated in compliance reviews domestically and internationally (North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia), internal investigations, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) counseling, jurisdiction and classification analyses, and training efforts. In his practice, Eric focuses on providing practical recommendations concerning risk-based assessment of compliance needs, compliance program design, investigations, audits and reviews, and support of remediation activities. Additionally, Eric has significant experience in working with companies operating under government-appointed compliance monitors/officials, including serving as part of the monitor team in an export controls and sanctions case involving criminal and civil settlements with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Amber Vitale

Forensic & Litigation Consulting

Amber Vitale is a Managing Director in the Financial Services practice for FTI Consulting in New York, specializing in economic sanctions, anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-bribery/corruption compliance. Her expertise includes conducting OFAC investigations; financial crimes-related regulation and compliance; and risk management and internal controls. Amber is experienced at identifying complex regulatory issues, assessing compliance programs, and developing and implementing compliance solutions. She has 15 years of experience conducting investigations and working on compliance matters involving numerous industries, including financial services, oil and gas, shipping, heavy equipment, agriculture, and real estate, among others. Amber has been a sanctions expert and liaison to investigators and prosecutors from federal, state and local agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Justice, and Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.