Sherine Ebadi is an associate managing director in the Business Intelligence and Investigations practice at Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, based in Los Angeles. Sherine is a fraud and financial investigations specialist with over ten years of experience working on the complex financial crimes/public corruption squad at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). 

As the lead case agent during Paul Manafort’s investigation and trial in the Eastern District of Virginia, Sherine led a team of agents and support personnel from the FBI, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Department of Justice. Prior to joining the FBI, Sherine was a senior specialist investigator at USIS where she served as a team lead and training investigator. She has also worked with several non-governmental organizations across the Czech Republic, Bosnia, India and Turkey.

Professional Experience

Corporate Fraud and Corruption

Successfully investigated and helped prosecute several high-profile cases involving complex financial crimes, money laundering, securities fraud, public corruption, organized crime and asset forfeiture. Notable cases include: 

  • The Special Counsel’s investigation into Paul Manafort
  • Gulfstream Corporation CFO’s $20+ million embezzlement
  • Jeff Yohai’s $20+ million investment/bank fraud/identity theft
  • A $100 million international bank fraud/money laundering
  • A $20 million international securities fraud
  • A $10 million bank fraud/money laundering/identity theft perpetrated by international organized crime groups

Asset Tracing and Forfeiture

  • Regularly worked in conjunction with state, local, federal and international law enforcement partners and regulatory bodies
  • Coordinated with Anti-Money Laundering/Bank Secrecy Act and compliance personnel in several major financial institutions
  • Assisted forensic accountants and asset forfeiture specialists in reviewing voluminous financial records and in locating and seizing assets

Sherine received a B.A. in history, graduating magna cum laude, from the University of California, San Diego. She has received numerous notable honors, including the FBI Medal of Excellence, the FBI Excellent Performance Award and the U.S. Attorney’s Award. 

Sherine is fluent in both English and Turkish. 

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Helping companies and their counsel investigate complex financial misconduct across jurisdictions.

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