Gavin Parrish has worked extensively in providing advice on complex compliance and regulatory matters for corporations and law firms. He is a member of the Risk & Investigations Practice.
An attorney by training, Mr. Parrish focuses on disputes, internal investigations and intelligence gathering, with an emphasis on engagements in Latin America. Since 2014, he has been involved in some of the largest ICC arbitrations and class action securities litigations involving Latin American companies and issuers, primarily emanating from the Car Wash investigation in Brazil. He frequently conducts investigations for in-house and external counsel into allegations of wrongdoing, including fraud, corruption, financial misstatements, price-fixing, self-dealing and other related forms of misconduct.
Mr. Parrish has conducted hundreds of due diligence investigations, asset tracing exercises and business intelligence matters for buy-side corporate clients, investment banks, private equity firms and wealth management advisors, for deals in the United States and abroad. He also specializes in the design and implementation of adequate policies, procedures and other internal controls to ensure compliance with the anti-bribery and accounting provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other international anti-bribery regulations.
- Conducted an internal investigation for a Colombian company involving allegations of corruption and self-dealing that implicated potential violations of the FCPA. Led FTI’s participation in meetings with the DOJ and SEC to deliver investigative findings alongside company counsel and external counsel in seeking a declination of prosecution.
- In connection with one of the largest corporate disputes in Brazil’s history, involving ICC arbitration, led a team conducting extensive investigative research on over 300 corporate entities operating across more than 17 countries to develop an expert report on complex accounting and financial issues. This involved confidential source inquiries with over 150 individuals, detailed visual mapping of the parties and their affiliates in various jurisdictions, and surveillance of numerous parties to the dispute.
- Investigated over 100 Venezuelan companies and individuals on behalf a private wealth management client to determine, through information in the public domain and confidential sources located in Venezuela, if there were any indications that the wealth accumulated by the subjects may have been improperly obtained.