NEW YORK– LAWFUEL –With U.S. companies primed to ramp up business in China during the buildup to the August 2008 Beijing Olympics, Daylight Forensic & Advisory LLC, a leading international regulatory compliance and investigative consulting firm, has Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) experts available for print and broadcast media interviews and analysis.
The FCPA prohibits U.S. companies and non-U.S. companies traded on U.S. stock exchanges from bribing foreign officials to gain an unfair advantage over their competitors in overseas markets. Companies are lining up to secure lucrative contracts for Olympic-related business. China, however, historically has been plagued by corporate corruption and will present challenges to companies seeking a slice of potentially lucrative Olympics-related business.
“It will be a perfect breeding ground for something to go wrong,” said Daylight co-founder Ellen Zimiles, whose firm is assisting companies with FCPA compliance in China’s difficult market. She advises extreme caution in preparing contract bids, communicating with local authorities, negotiating deals and investigating potential partners.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Anti-Money Laundering, Forensic Accounting, Terrorist Financing
Available Expert – Ellen Zimiles, a former assistant United States attorney, independent auditor and “Big Four” accounting forensic practice leader. Independent auditor under Teamsters union consent agreement.
Anti-Fraud Programs, School District Fraud, Student Loan Fraud, Independent Monitoring, Public Corruption, Organized Crime
Available Expert – Joseph Spinelli, a former FBI special agent specializing in white-collar and organized crime, New York State Inspector General, “Big Four” accounting principal and court-appointed monitor.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Due Diligence Investigations of “local partners,” Forensic Accounting, Fraud and Misconduct Investigations, Anti-Money Laundering
Available Expert – Scott Moritz, a former FBI special agent specializing in FCPA investigations, compliance and training, as well as investigations of local partners to mitigate FCPA risk.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Anti-Money Laundering, USA PATRIOT Act, Bank Secrecy Act, Office of Foreign Assets Control
Available Expert – Salvatore LaScala, a former “Big Four” accounting leader and special agent with the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division.
For more information about Daylight Forensic & Advisory and its experts, or to arrange an interview, call Tom Gibson at 201-476-0322.
About Daylight Forensic & Advisory LLC
Daylight Forensic & Advisory LLC (www.daylightforensic.com) is an independent regulatory consulting and investigations firm conducting internal investigations and advising on regulatory compliance to corporations and the public sector worldwide. The company was co-founded by investigative experts Ellen Zimiles and Joseph Spinelli. Headquartered in New York City with offices in Washington, Miami and London, Daylight is backed by FTVentures, a private equity firm.