Elizabeth Fitzpatrick
Managing Director

Anti-Corruption Investigations & Compliance; Forensic Accounting; Internal Investigations

Elizabeth Fitzpatrick is a Managing Director with more than 15 years of professional experience in audit and forensic accounting. She specializes in Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement proceedings, internal and forensic investigations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anticorruption reviews, litigation support, financial restatement, and financial reporting issues. She is based in New York.

  • Experience

    Throughout her career, Elizabeth has led a variety of forensic accounting engagements, including assisting both audit committees and companies undergoing internal investigations, providing technical accounting support, drafting expert reports and preparing witnesses for SEC and trial testimony.

    Elizabeth’s professional experience includes:

    • Led a team of consultants in an FCPA investigation of multiple Chinese subsidiaries of a global medical device manufacturer. Issues included fraudulent acquisition payments, employee embezzlement, bidding service payments, and payments to government officials for gifts and travel.
    • Coordinated all aspects of an FCPA investigation of a commodities trading business, including implementing and overseeing the forensic work plan covering field work conducted simultaneously at five multinational locations.
    • Supported the independent monitor appointed to review the effectiveness of the compliance program of a multinational engineering firm based in Japan as part of the company’s deferred prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice.
    • Part of a team investigating and quantifying potential import/export violations of a large Chinese telecommunication company.
    • Led a team that assisted a medical device company in preparing restated financial statements and SEC filings covering a five-year period focusing on the assessment and restatement of revenue recognition irregularities.
    • Managed a sub-part of an investigation into the activities of one of the largest known Ponzi schemes. Responsibilities included devising and implementing methodologies to detect fraudulent transactions in client statements and other contemporaneous records prior to 1995.
    • Part of a team assembled to investigate the accounting treatment and calculation methodology related to loan loss reserves in connection with an internal investigation at one of the nation’s largest banking institutions.
    • Assisted a national video reseller in responding to an informal SEC investigation related to the accounting treatment for accounts receivable and advertising expenses.

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