In recent years, government agencies and self-regulatory organizations have imposed heightened accountability requirements on the public and private organizations they regulate. In response, business and government leaders have increasingly sought independent compliance and ethics program assessments and recommendations to mitigate risk, enhance performance, support interactions with regulators, and respond to crises. Likewise, government agencies have turned to private sector professionals for specialized assistance with sustained independent oversight and reporting on organizations’ compliance and reform efforts. Often, these oversight engagements — monitorships, receiverships, and trusteeships, among others — are imposed under settlement agreements, deferred or non-prosecution agreements, and other agency or court-ordered resolutions in a broad range of administrative, civil, and criminal matters.
At Ankura, we believe that objectivity, fairness, efficiency, and candor are the pillars upon which successful independent oversight engagements are built. We combine strong investigative capabilities, sophisticated technology tools, and subject matter expertise across a wide range of disciplines that include compliance and ethics, forensic accounting, economics, statistics, data analytics, and cybersecurity, among others. Our team also includes former regulators and prosecutors who understand the objectives of government, as well as former executives and in-house counsel who have successfully built and operated compliance programs in highly-regulated industries. Through the collaboration of our diverse team of professionals, we facilitate positive organizational reforms as well as independent oversight that can help restore the trust of regulators and stakeholders in an organization’s leadership while minimizing operational disruptions.
We approach independent oversight engagements with the goals of evaluating and ensuring proper implementation of compliance protocols and remedial measures, facilitating accountability and transparency by thorough and concise reporting, and operating as fair and impartial brokers between organizations and regulators. Through our extensive, cross-sector expertise and holistic approach, we have been entrusted with and successfully undertaken some of today’s most complex and high-profile independent oversight assignments.
Our firm specializes in the following monitoring and independent oversight services:
- Program assessment, auditing, and monitoring
- Forensic accounting and financial investigation
- Data analytics
- Data regulatory compliance
- International trade and sanctions compliance
- Anti-money laundering
- Claims verification and settlement oversight
- Reporting and presentation