WASHINGTON, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointments of Francesca Harker, Managing Director and Erin Dunn, Senior Director to enhance the firm's capabilities in its Regulatory & Contractual Compliance practice and its Investigations & Accounting Advisory practice.
Ms. Francesca Harker joins Ankura with more than eight years of experience specializing in compliance and financial fraud investigation in connection with corporate internal investigations. She has conducted investigations into accounting, reporting and internal control issues, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations as well as FINRA, SEC and other governmental enforcement actions for a range of clients in both public and private industry. Ms. Harker's experience in financial investigation engagements includes examinations into Ponzi schemes and matters involving suspected fraudulent financial reporting. She has developed compliance policies for major corporations, including comprehensive compliance policies addressing anti-corruption, ethical, whistleblower and import/export issues. Ms. Harker was most recently with BakerHostetler.
Ms. Erin Dunn joins Ankura with more than six years of experience in professional services in litigation & dispute advisory and forensic accounting consulting engagements including corporate accounting investigations, business valuations, corporate monitorships and bankruptcy matters. She has participated in investigations in a variety of industries including investment firms, commercial and retail banking, intellectual property, construction and entertainment. Recently she managed a team of forensic accountants in connection with the retention by a court-appointed trustee under the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) in the liquidation of a fraudulent investment fund. Ms. Dunn has conducted fraud investigations to detect, isolate and correct violations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and assisted in an investigation of a public company's accounting records due to a whistleblower's allegation of alleged misuses of the company's reserve accounts. Ms. Dunn was most recently with Houlihan Lokey.
"The addition of Francesca and Erin strengthens our industry-leading capabilities in the areas of regulatory compliance, investigations and financial forensics," said Philip Daddona, Co-President of Ankura. "Francesca and Erin are further examples of the strength of character of those who have joined us. They are values based, collaborative professionals, who make the people around them better. And they will continue to help us build a socially responsible firm focused on its people and clients. We're excited to have them join us."
About Ankura Consulting Group
Ankura Consulting Group is a business advisory and expert services firm. Its deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges clients face enables its team to provide impactful, senior-level counsel. As an independent firm built on five key principles – Integrity, Quality, Diversity, Collaboration and Longevity – Ankura's relationships extend beyond one engagement or issue. The firm empowers its industry experts to provide a high-touch, unique approach for its clients in critical times. Ankura's offering includes a wide range of compliance, corporate investigation, data analytics, disputes/litigation support, expert witness, economic and financial analysis, forensic accounting, geopolitical advisory, mass dispute resolution, risk advisory and management, transaction advisory, trust services, turnaround and restructuring, valuation, visual communications and business advisory services. For more information: www.ankuraconsultinggroup.com.
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