Gavin Parrish is a Senior Managing Director in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment and is based in Houston. A member of the Risk & Investigations practice, Mr. Parrish provides advice on compliance and regulatory matters for corporations and law firms.
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.
In January 2021, Mr. Parrish was selected by the Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB”) to serve a five-year term as one of four external members on the IDB’s Sanctions Committee, which is the final appellate body that adjudicates appeals from respondents of adverse determinations issued by the IDB’s sanctions officer.
Mr. Parrish holds B.A. from the University of Texas, an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (“SAIS”) and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.