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Jim Barratt is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Washington, DC. Mr. Barratt is an experienced forensic accountant with more than 25 years of professional experience. He has compliance and investigative experience in the areas of corporate fraud, anti-bribery and corruption investigation and remediation, and DOJ and SEC enforcement proceedings. Mr. Barratt has experience as an independent auditor, internal audit director, chief compliance officer, and SEC enforcement accountant.

In the area of anti-bribery and corruption, Mr. Barratt has a breadth of experience including developing a corporate compliance function while serving as the interim Chief Compliance Officer of Control Components Inc., a $600 million global manufacturing company, facing a DOJ FCPA investigation. He has provided support to the Independent Monitors of a high-tech manufacturing company, global oil and gas services company, and a global leader in self-service technology and security systems. In addition, he has performed anti-bribery and corruption compliance reviews and risk assessments for a variety of companies in China, Brazil, India, Mexico, Korea, Japan, Singapore and Europe. Mr. Barratt has also advised companies and their counsel on profit disgorgement analyses and approaches in conjunction with government settlements related to FCPA violations.

Mr. Barratt has led numerous forensic accounting investigations involving complex accounting issues and financial fraud. He has assisted counsel in communicating the findings of those investigations to audit committees, SEC staff and committees of U.S. Congress. Notably, he led a team of forensic accountants in a nine-month investigation of accounting and reporting issues at Freddie Mac. Mr. Barratt coordinated and supervised a multi-year, large scale forensic accounting analyses and assisted internal and external counsel in the development of litigation claims on behalf of the Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. bankruptcy estate.

Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Barratt was a Partner with Forensic Risk Alliance, and Managing Director in the Global Forensic and Dispute practice with Alvarez & Marsal. Previously, he was an accountant in the Enforcement Division of the SEC in its Washington, D.C. headquarters for six years. He spent more than six years as a manager in the audit practice and the dispute consulting group of a Big Four public accounting firm. Mr. Barratt also served as the Deputy Director of Internal Audit for Computer Sciences Corporation.

Mr. Barratt earned a bachelor’s degree in business economics, with an emphasis in accounting, from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP). He is a member of the Association of SEC Alumni (ASECA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), and a past Chairman and Trustee of the SEC Historical Society.

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