Bernard Woolfley, Senior Managing Director with Ankura and Katie Gaver, Senior Director with Ankura.
Speaker's Bios: Bernard F. Woolfley is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura with over 25 years of experience as a forensic accountant investigating various types of fraud and accounting improprieties for both public and private companies across multiple business sectors. Over the years, Bernard has led numerous consulting engagements focused on accounting and white-collar issues including investigations related to fraud and financial irregularities. He has worked on matters involving violations of anti-corruption statutes, money laundering, Ponzi schemes, loan fraud, securities fraud, insider trading, self-dealing, and other efforts to misappropriate funds. He has also led a number of significant projects focused on the review and analysis of internal controls within a company’s financial operations. On such matters, he leads teams that are tasked with identifying gaps within the existing structures and then developing cost-effective enhancements that will remediate any deficiencies. As part of this work, he has led numerous teams of forensic accountants tasked with supporting both governmental agencies and government-appointed monitors. As much of his work often involves the review of a company’s foreign operations, Bernard has conducted investigative assignments in over 20 countries. When necessary, he has provided testimony to summarize the results of his work and has also presented his findings to various governmental regulators.
Providing specialized consulting services in accounting control reviews, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) investigations, white collar crime disputes, and other litigation support services related to forensic accounting.
Bringing value to clients as they deal with complex accounting matters, often relating to various governmental or regulatory bodies. Helping clients understand accounting and financial information using specialized skills in data analysis, cash flow tracing, testing controls, and reviewing documents related to forensic investigations. Evaluating and helping clients reduce risks of inappropriate conduct using experience from work on bribery investigations, accounting controls reviews, and other forensic matters.
Providing services to clients in a variety of industries, both domestically and internationally, with experience traveling to client sites in South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America.