White Collar & Securities

Building the facts to unravel complex situations.

Ankura’s professionals assist company boards, senior management, legal counsel, and government agencies in responding to allegations of complex white collar crime and securities schemes.  We have a demonstrated record of success deploying the full spectrum of Ankura’s investigations, audit, compliance, and advisory capabilities to help clients understand the relevant issues, evaluate options, and successfully resolve some of the most complex and high-profile matters.  We partner with external or in-house counsel to help our clients conduct internal investigations, respond to government inquiries, and manage criminal and civil litigation.

Our white collar and securities expertise is unparalleled as we leverage the multi-disciplinary experience of former investigators, prosecutors, and senior government officials with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), Department of Defense (DOD), and other federal and state agencies; the perspective of former in-house investigative and compliance personnel for Fortune 50 companies and public organizations; and cutting-edge technology, forensic, and data analytic tools.

Our Solutions

Anti-Corruption

Our team has worked on many of the highest profile engagements around the world in recent years, and has unmatched experience investigating and resolving anti-corruption matters.

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Anti-Money Laundering

We have tremendous experience working with clients in complex and far-reaching environments to investigate and resolve AML matters in a broad range of high-stakes engagements.

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Cybersecurity

Our team integrates industry-leading investigative, technical, and policy experts to help our clients mitigate threats and swiftly respond to cyber incidents.

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Disruptive Trading and Spoofing

Our professionals have extensive industry experience in financial regulation, having worked for the CFTC, NFA, brokerage houses, and hedge funds.

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Insider Trading

Our professionals are experienced in investigating internal controls and developing customized algorithms and tools to identify insider training events.

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Stock Market Manipulation

We understand quantitative risk management from operational and regulatory perspectives, recognize the sensitivities associated with proper model usage, and perform model development and validation in accordance with robust internal governance processes.

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Tax Controversy

Ankura works with you to provide the most accurate and reliable depiction of historical facts and supporting financial analyses during the audit, appeals, and trial stages of tax controversy.

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Whistleblower

We assist our clients by objectively evaluating allegations of impropriety and developing and implementing anti-reprisal/retaliation compliance programs.

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Our Solutions Leverage the Expertise of:

Analytics & Data Optimization

The securities industry’s transactions are captured in data stored across sophisticated systems. Analytics, systems, and data expertise is often essential to investigating allegations of white collar crime and securities fraud.

Compliance & Ethics

A robust compliance and ethics program is essential for detecting and ultimately preventing white collar crime and securities fraud. Our team of compliance and ethics professionals help clients design and implement the most effective compliance and ethics programs that significantly reduce the risk of misconduct.

Data Governance and Compliance

Our team of experts has developed a unique, simplified, and consolidated approach that empowers entities of all shapes and sizes to maintain a healthy data ecosystem and enables better data oversight, compliance, utilization, and protection simultaneously.

eDiscovery

Our eDiscovery experts provide the technology, workflow solutions and expert testimony capabilities to assist our white collar and securities experts identify fact patterns within email, chat, and business documents and produce large document populations to opposing parties.

Foreign Investments Advisory

White collar and securities matters often cross borders and implicate sensitive public issues. We provide deep insight and hands-on experience helping our clients succeed with their most complex international risks and opportunities.

Forensic Accounting & Financial Investigations

For white collar and securities matters, Ankura can provide a full range of forensic accounting investigation services, as well as technical accounting analysis, record reconstruction, and assistance in interacting with government regulators.

Geopolitical Intelligence

In an increasingly unstable world, cross-border risk is rising. Our team holistically analyzes the political, economic, social, technological, regulatory, and environmental factors companies and investors need to make informed decisions.

Government Contracts & Grants

Government contractors and grantees are required to comply with a multitude of legal requirements in the performance of their contracts and grants or face potential serious consequences, including criminal fines and sanctions. Ankura's professionals help clients understand and successfully comply with these unique government contract and grant requirements.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property includes not only legally-protected assets such as patents, copyrights, and trademarks, but also, trade secrets. Ankura's experienced and credentialed professionals have decades of experience helping counsel and their clients assess the damages resulting from misappropriation of these special assets.

International Trade Controls

Our trade control investigations team combines the insight and rigor of former regulators and prosecutors with the process-based approach of business and continuous improvement leaders.

Investigations

For white collar and securities matters, Ankura can provide a full range of forensic accounting investigation services, as well as technical accounting analysis, record reconstruction, and assistance in interacting with government regulators.

Litigation, Arbitration, & Disputes

Complex litigation imposes unique challenges for all parties involved. Over our many years of experience, Ankura's MDLOnline team has developed proprietary technology solutions that allow us to manage, analyze, and evaluate cases with large numbers of claims or litigants.

Monitoring & Independent Oversight

We provide comprehensive, analytically-driven, and impartial oversight of organizations’ performance pursuant to imposed compliance and reform obligations, leveraging a deep bench of subject-matter experts tailored to address the unique demands of each engagement.

Regulatory & Technical Accounting Advisory

For white collar and securities matters, Ankura can provide a full range of forensic accounting investigation services, as well as technical accounting analysis, record reconstruction, and assistance in interacting with government regulators.

Visual Communications

At Ankura, we understand how critical communication is to our clients in resolving significant business issues. We work with our team of professionals to develop the most effective visual presentations that explain effective compliance and ethics programs, which can significantly reduce the risk of white collar crime and securities fraud.