Elaine Carey is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and splits her time between Los Angeles and the Bay area. She has served as an advisor and problem solver to senior executives of Fortune 100 corporations and law firms for more than 25 years, overseeing clients’ most complex and sensitive problems around the globe involving integrity, political, security and reputational risks. Ms. Carey co-leads FTI Consulting’s Cannabis practice.
Ms. Carey served as National Director of Investigations. Ms. Carey led all investigative work in North America for Control Risks for more than 11 years including due diligence, fraud, business intelligence, FCPA compliance, anti-corruption programs, litigation support, anti-money laundering reviews and investigations, asset-tracing and supply chain issues for corporations and law firms.
Ms. Carey, who speaks fluent Spanish, has extensive experience in working with multinational corporations and law firms on FCPA and anti-corruption issues. She has managed corruption and fraud investigations that often involved political and governmental corruption, cartels, and organized crime. She has led investigations which uncovered money laundering by drug cartels through investment firms and money laundering and supply chain infiltration through Fortune 500 corporations.
Ms. Carey has led anti-money laundering reviews for banks and money service businesses as well as investigations into money laundering schemes in those institutions. These investigations identified white collar criminals, gangs and organized crime groups using the institutions to launder money.
Ms. Carey has experience in investigating online gambling organizations, tracing the hidden ownerships and frauds behind some of these groups. She has identified criminal groups targeting gaming officials and gamblers with the aim of corrupting them and working with law enforcement to safeguard these people. She has often been called on to investigate gamblers who appear to be high rollers and determine if they are affiliated with groups that would pose danger to the gambling establishment.
Additionally, Ms. Carey has led investigations where the primary subject’s gambling pattern was a key factor in establishing the person’s motive for embezzlement and fraud.
Prior to joining Control Risks, Ms. Carey was a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers Investigations in Los Angeles. She managed a broad range of complex matters including anti-corruption investigations in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East, including a major apparel sweatshop investigation in Asia, a major internal bank fraud in the Middle East and massive corruption in a Fortune 100 food manufacturer’s Latin American subsidiary. Ms. Carey also served as Managing Director for Kroll Associates in Southern California, where she managed firm wide operations in Southern California.
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
B.A., English Literature, Grinnell College
Russian Research Center Studies, Harvard University
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Bribery & Corruption Investigations & Compliance
Corporate Fraud & Investigations
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)