Javier Alvarez is an Ankura Managing Director with more than 16 years of auditing, forensic accounting, and litigation consulting experience. He is recognized for his extensive international experience of large-scale financial investigations and litigation assignments, particularly Foreign Corrupt Practices Act-related matters and receiverships, as well as for providing accounting and consulting services to clients across a wide range of industries. He is based in the firm’s New York office.
Javier has experience managing matters involving alleged FCPA violations. On a global scale, he has provided services related to international due diligence, monitorships, implementation of compliance programs, and coordination of risk assessments for leading corporations. He has experience working with counsel to develop efficient work strategies, as well as assemble and manage forensic teams of appropriate size and skill level to deliver results effectively. Javier has worked in jurisdictions throughout South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. He has experience working with counsel and government regulators to develop and present findings.
In addition, Javier has led multiple forensic accounting investigations where his responsibilities included unraveling complex accounting transactions and advising audit committees and legal counsel, as well as presenting findings to relevant third parties, including the Securities and Exchange Commission and law enforcement.
He has also managed large-scale receivership and related investigations in which he provides detailed analyses involving asset tracing and reconstruction of complex financial transactions. In connection to this work, he also has experience managing litigating support issues. He has led internal and SEC-related investigations involving financial and securities fraud, embezzlement, circumvention of internal controls, and accounting malpractice.
Javier has led other accounting-related litigation and arbitration matters, including post-closing purchase price disputes, white-collar crime, misappropriation of corporate assets, and revenue recognition. He often works with legal counsel to provide forensic accounting litigation support, including research, export report drafting, and advisory services.
Before joining Ankura, Javier worked in the forensic litigation consulting group at FTI Consulting and the forensic and investigative accounting services practice at Kroll. He began his career in the financial advisory services practice at Deloitte & Touche, where he audited financial statements of public and private companies.
Javier’s professional experience includes the following: