Tony Alvizu is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Chicago. Mr. Alvizu is in the Global Risk & Investigations Practice (GRIP) in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment. He is an experienced fraud and forensic leader offering a diverse background in compliance/anti-corruption and complex investigations. Mr. Alvizu possesses a wide range of investigative skill sets including effective interviewing, forensic accounting, forensic analysis of transactions, third-party due diligence and computer forensics.
Mr. Alvizu has almost 30 years of experience conducting hundreds of investigations involving conflicts of interest, FCPA, government and commercial corruption, complex financial crimes, accounting irregularities, due diligence, employment disputes including harassment, employee misconduct, health care fraud and abuse, investment fraud, kickbacks, thefts of trade secrets and other forms of proprietary and confidential information, threats of physical harm and violations of compliance policy. He has also managed fraud and anti-corruption risk assessment and risk mitigation assignments.
Mr. Alvizu has conducted assignments for corporate officers, boards of directors (including special and audit committees), and counsel (in the context of litigation and other legal proceedings) of both SEC – registered and private companies. His assignments have spanned a wide array of industries including agricultural biotechnology, education, manufacturing, medical device, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications, and he has conducted investigations in the U.S., Europe, South America, Mexico, India, China and Middle East. Mr. Alvizu has testified before grand juries, during trial, at sentencing hearings and during litigation proceedings.
Among his more recent assignments, Mr. Alvizu assisted outside counsel for a large, multi-national Life Sciences company investigate allegations of systemic corruption in China. Prior to that, as part of FTI Consulting's role as Independent Compliance Consultant, Mr. Alvizu assisted with the review and evaluation of Eli Lilly and Company's internal controls, record‐keeping and financial reporting policies and procedures as they relate to its compliance with the books and records, internal accounting controls, and anti‐bribery provisions of the FCPA. In addition, Mr. Alvizu served as the Interim Director of Global Compliance Investigations for a publicly traded international medical devices company transitioning from a DPA to CIA with the OIG-HHS. Mr. Alvizu is part of the team that developed an enterprise-wide compliance solution that continuously manages third-party risk and due diligence. He is actively involved in all facets of promoting, marketing and selling the solution.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Alvizu was a senior director with a global restructuring and business advisory firm and leader of the Computer Forensic Investigations practice in Chicago. Previously, Mr. Alvizu was an associate managing director with a global risk consulting firm and a senior manager with a Big Five accounting firm. Mr. Alvizu also served as a financial investigator with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.