Washington – Feb. 21, 2018 – Ankura announced today that Senior Managing Directors Jessica Block, Jean-Michel Ferat, and Stephen O’Malley were recognized for their expertise in the 2018 edition of Who’s Who Legal – Investigations.
Ankura investigations experts integrate multi-disciplinary experience of former senior officials, investigators, and prosecutors 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. They work every day with company boards, senior management, legal counsel, and government agencies in unraveling complex financial, bribery, and fraud schemes and communicating with relevant stakeholders and authorities, bringing to the fore perspective of former in-house investigative and compliance personnel for Fortune 50 companies and public organizations that includes cutting-edge technology, forensic, and data analytic tools.
Jessica Block, 2018 Who’s Who Legal Investigations – Digital Forensic Expert, has more than a decade of experience supporting legal teams handling complex information management challenges for their clients. She specializes in implementing holistic strategies for data management and security, working with internal and external stakeholders to operationalize policy compliance, execute efficient investigations, and create nimble responses to information demands.
Jean-Michel Ferat, 2018 Who’s Who Legal Investigations – Forensic Accountants, has more than 20 years of forensic accounting, fraud detection, and data analytics experience in global cases of corruption, kickbacks, collusive bidding rings, money laundering, embezzlement, terrorist financing, and financial statement fraud. He is known for his management of complex investigations involving forensic accounting and technology, including US regulatory body monitorships, anti-corruption compliance programs, and internal reviews for global corporations and Fortune 500 companies.
Stephen O’Malley, 2018 Who’s Who Legal Investigations – Digital Forensic Experts, leads the firm’s eDiscovery practice and has more than a decade of experience in digital forensics and information management connected to complex multi-national investigations, corporate disputes, and government investigation across various industries. He also provides expert testimony related to electronic data analysis and restoration, eDiscovery practices, and software.