NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IPSA International, Inc. (IPSA), an international risk advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Martin T. Biegelman has joined as Executive Vice President, U.S. Operations and Practice Chair, Litigation Support. Mr. Biegelman will manage the firm's growing Anti-Bribery/ Corruption and Litigation Support Practices while providing strategic direction and leadership as IPSA expands its global presence and service offerings. Martin will continue to provide clients subject matter expertise in responding to and mitigating risk from fraud, corruption and other compliance issues.
President and CEO, Dan Wachtler, comments, "I have known Martin for over 11 years. I am very pleased to finally have convinced him to join our team. IPSA is best known for our Anti-Money Laundering and our international Investigative Due Diligence capabilities – the addition of Martin was a critical strategic step as we continue building our Anti-Bribery and Corruption practice as well as our internal investigative resources. Martin's reputation speaks for itself and we are very lucky to have him."
Martin brings 40 years of experience in investigating and preventing fraud and corruption while in leadership roles in law enforcement, consulting and the corporate sector. His extensive experience includes FCPA and anti-bribery compliance, financial investigations, litigation consulting, due diligence and corporate compliance design and implementation. He has conducted and managed hundreds of complex and high-risk internal investigations in more than 70 countries.
"I am very excited to join IPSA at such an important point in their global growth in the anti-corruption compliance and corporate investigations area. With the strong focus on the FCPA by U.S. authorities and the increasing attention by other countries on bribery prosecutions, robust anti-corruption compliance is critical for today's companies. IPSA has long provided valued services that help our clients mitigate risk and I am delighted to become a part of the organization as we enhance our service offerings.
Prior to joining IPSA, he was a Managing Director in the Global Investigations and Compliance Practice at an international consulting firm. In 2002, Martin founded and led Microsoft Corporation's Financial Integrity Unit, a highly acclaimed global fraud prevention and anti-corruption program. As Director of Financial Integrity, he created a unique investigative and compliance program that protected Microsoft from financial and reputational risk that continues to serve as a model for other global companies.
Martin is a former federal agent having served as a United States Postal Inspector in a variety of investigative and management assignments across the country. In 2009, he took a leave of absence from Microsoft to accept an appointment as Assistant Director and Deputy Chief Investigator with the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.
Martin, a widely recognized corporate compliance thought leader, is both a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional. He has authored six authoritative books on the FCPA, corporate compliance, fraud prevention and identity theft. He is also the Chair of the Board of Advisors for the Economic Crime Institute at Utica College.
Throughout his career, Martin has received numerous awards and recognition from law enforcement, financial institutions, anti-fraud groups and professional organizations. In 2008, Mr. Biegelman was the recipient of the Cressey Award bestowed annually by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners for lifetime achievements in the detection and deterrence of fraud. Martin is a frequent speaker at fraud, compliance and FCPA related conferences and professional development seminars. View his full speaker schedule on IPSA's website.
About IPSA International, Inc.
IPSA International, Inc. has a 20 year history of successfully completing complex multi-jurisdictional engagements in the areas of anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, investigative due diligence, and litigation support. Assignments include large-scale internal investigations, regulatory driven remediation and compliance reviews for Fortune 100 corporations, banking and financial institutions, and law firms. Our senior investigators and advisors deliver timely, accurate and defensible intelligence that supports our clients in making better informed decisions, improving compliance and mitigating risk. IPSA International has offices in the U.S., U.K., Canada, U.A.E., resources in over 75 countries and research capabilities in 20 languages. Please visit us at www.ipsaintl.com.
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