Fri, Feb 1, 2019

Kroll Expands Global Financial Investigations Team and Texas Presence With New Managing Directors

New York – Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, the global leader in risk mitigation, investigations, compliance, cyber resilience, security and incident response solutions, today announced that Terry Orr and Michael Schwartz have joined the firm as Managing Directors in the Business Intelligence and Investigations practice in Dallas and Houston, respectively.

Orr is a highly respected authority in forensic accounting, with more than 25 years of experience as an auditor and audit partner in international public accounting firms. He joins Kroll from Grant Thornton, where he was a Managing Director and leader of the Forensic, Investigative and Dispute Services practice. In this role, he specialized in providing clients with a wide range of forensic accounting services, including fraud detection, investigation, remediation and prevention; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations and assessments; whistle-blower claims; post-acquisition disputes and expert testimony on accounting issues, including auditor defense. Orr regularly works with private equity firms, public company boards, management and outside counsel on complex global and domestic engagements in diverse industries, including construction, healthcare, hospitality and oil and gas.

Schwartz joins Kroll from Control Risks, where he was a Principal in the Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice. He has over 35 years of experience in Houston as a consultant and lawyer, with previous roles including serving as a Principal at KPMG Forensic for 14 years and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Houston for 11 years.  He is an expert in anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance and most recently assisted the monitors appointed by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission over a Brazil-based global petrochemical company involved in FCPA and bribery and corruption violations. He has assisted government agencies and clients across all industries in preventing, detecting and investigating fraud, waste, abuse and other misconduct. In addition, he has conducted numerous investigations, acquisition diligence, risk assessments, training and compliance reviews in more than 20 countries.

Bill Nugent, North America Regional Managing Director for the Business Intelligence and Investigations practice at Kroll, said, “I am excited to have Terry and Mike join our team. Their decades of experience serving clients around the world with internal and external investigations, forensic accounting, and compliance needs further strengthen Kroll’s deep bench of multidisciplinary, independent fact-finders and problem solvers.  The skill sets that Terry and Mike bring will help our clients resolve the wide range of complex issues that they face, including those related to fraud, disputes, and allegations of corruption or other misconduct.  We have been delighted to watch our practice flourish and know that the addition of Terry and Mike will help our clients continue to succeed.”

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