Emanuel Batista is a senior director in the Compliance Risk and Diligence practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, based in the Washington, D.C. area. Emanuel works to broaden Kroll’s presence in Latin America and at U.S.-based banks, and private equity and multinational corporations. He serves as a subject matter expert on Latin American compliance-related matters and assists all clients with their enhanced due diligence needs. He helps to develop effective strategies for using due diligence and technology for effective third-party risk mitigation through compliance solutions, AML, anti-corruption and FCPA disciplines.

For over a decade, Emanuel has held various roles within the Kroll organization. He started as an analyst, conducting due diligence on targets across various industries in Latin America, including construction, finance, banking, energy, oil and gas and real estate. His reports help clients understand potential high risks in the region arising from companies and individuals associated with money laundering, terrorism, fraud, corruption and bribery, as well as other adverse information that could damage the reputation or business of the client. Emanuel also served as a Latin America team lead, where he actively participated in the quality control process for due diligence and compliance reports by conducting content reviews, directing investigative techniques and assisting other team members with guidance and training to ensure the highest quality.

Prior to joining Kroll, Emanuel served as liaison between a U.S.-based graphic association and other international graphic and imaging entities to promote new market trends and ensure individuals adopt best business practices. He has taught English and Portuguese at a top language institute in Brazil.

Emanuel received a B.A. in international business and an MBA in management from Strayer University. He is a native Portuguese speaker and is also fluent in English and Spanish. Emanuel is Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional (CRCMP) and is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA, the Florida International Banking Association (FIBA) and the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society.


  • Due Diligence
  • Third Party and Vendor Screening
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Business Intelligence
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Corporate Transaction Due Diligence
  • M&A Advisory Services
  • Franchisee Screening
  • Brazilian Clean Company Act


Speaking Engagements

  • 2019 Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)’s 18th Compliance and Ethics

    • Same but Different – How to Effectively Manage Your Third-Party Corruption Risks Globally
    • How to Dribble Corruption Risks in Latin America – Learn How to Avoid Faults, Penalty Kicks, and Score Compliance Goals
  • 2018 Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)’s 17th Annual Compliance and Ethics Institute, Las Vegas

    • Dancing with Danger – How to Respond to the Changing Risk Environment in Latin America
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