NEW YORK and LONDON and HONG KONG and SINGAPORE, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Exiger has expanded its global regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance offerings with the formal launch of its dedicated Global Investigations practice. The new practice group will focus on conducting internal and external investigations for financial institutions, multinational corporations and on behalf of law firms, addressing the full range of financial crimes, including fraud, embezzlement, anti-money laundering (AML), anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) and cyber-crime.
Industry veteran Richard Plansky will lead the practice as Managing Director and Global Head. A former Assistant District Attorney in New York County, investigative leader with two international firms, and Deputy Criminal Justice Coordinator under Mayor Bloomberg, Mr. Plansky is known for leading critical investigations, including groundbreaking investigations into malfeasance in the advertising industry and the trafficking of illegal firearms on the Internet. Drawing on deep expertise at the intersection of corporate investigation and regulatory compliance, Mr. Plansky will lead a multidisciplinary team of experts in forensic accounting, internal investigations, intelligence gathering, law enforcement, information security, computer forensics, and multi-jurisdictional due diligence.
"There is nothing more threatening to a financial institution's or corporation's financial, reputational or cultural well-being than the effective response to an investigation, particularly in today's world with the increasingly interconnected relationship between complex investigations and regulation. There isn't a team in any organization that has a group of professionals that individually and collectively have the unique combination of investigative and regulatory compliance expertise and experience to address and solve clients' highest risk issues," said Michael Beber, Exiger President and CEO.
"I am thrilled that we continue to attract professionals of Rich's reputation and experience and look forward to working closely with him and our team as we build our market-leading practice," said Jeff Schlanger, President of Exiger Advisory.
The Managing Directors in the Exiger Global Investigations practice and their prior roles include:
Mike Cherkasky – Chair, New York State Commission on Public Integrity; Chief of the Investigation Division and the Rackets Bureau, Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Roy Pollitt – Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Lisa Osofsky – Deputy General Counsel, Fraud Section, FBI; Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Goldman Sachs; Special Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice (assigned to UK Serious Fraud Office); Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Illinois; Ms. Osofsky is both a U.S. lawyer and a UK barrister
Nigel Coles – Assistant Director and Detective Chief Superintendent, UK National Criminal Intelligence Services; Head, UK Financial Intelligence Unit
Daniel R. Alonso – Chief Assistant District Attorney, Manhattan; Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division, Eastern District of New York
Robert Viteretti – First Deputy Inspector General, New York State; First Deputy Special Commissioner of Investigation, New York City; Assistant District Attorney, Manhattan District Attorney's Rackets Bureau
Jeff Schlanger – Chief of Staff, Manhattan District Attorney's Office; Assistant District Attorney, Manhattan District Attorney's Rackets Bureau
John Melican – Head of Bank Secrecy Act /AML, Sanctions and Anti-Corruption Compliance for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ; Assistant District Attorney, Manhattan District Attorney's Frauds Bureau; Trial Counsel, New York Stock Exchange Division of Enforcement
"The complexity, volume and velocity of change facing corporations is hitting corporate leaders every day and global regulatory oversight is at the heart of virtually every major issue," said Mr. Plansky. "Exiger has proven itself as a company that understands the operational, technical and investigative challenges associated with that phenomenon and is wholly committed to delivering the most effective, trusted solutions for our clients. I look forward to working with our global team."
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Exiger is a global regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance company. Exiger arms financial institutions, multinational corporations and governmental agencies with the practical advice and solutions they need to prevent compliance breaches, respond to risk, remediate major issues and monitor ongoing business activities. Exiger works with clients worldwide to assist them in effectively managing their critical challenges while developing and implementing the policies, procedures and programs needed to identify and avert them in the future. A global authority on regulatory compliance, the firm also oversees some of the world's most complex court-appointed and voluntary monitorships in the private and public sectors including the monitorship of HSBC. Exiger works with clients worldwide through its offices in New York City, Silver Spring, London, Hong Kong, Toronto and Singapore.
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