Juliana Palma is a forensic specialist and certified accountant. She has participated in numerous investigations involving financial statement fraud, corruption, conflicts of interest and asset misappropriation.
Juliana has more than 16 years of experience in a variety of auditing and forensic activities including forensic accounting review, data analytics, transaction testing, walkthroughs, interviews, background checks, email review and designing and delivering reports to C-level executives and local authorities. She also has extensive experience with compliance reviews, adhering to global standards and applicable laws (such as the FCPA and UK Bribery Act), pre- and post-acquisition ABAC due diligence and risk assessments, primarily in the Americas region.
Juliana’s recent projects in Brazil include leading a complex investigation involving fraud and corruption allegations at a large company that is negotiating a leniency agreement with public prosecutors and another large project related to a remediation plan for another company at the request of local authorities that included risk analysis, implementation of improvements in internal controls and compliance training. She also supported monitors appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice and Ministério Público Federal for a large publicly listed Brazilian company that had signed a leniency agreement with Brazilian and U.S. authorities.
Before joining FTI Consulting, Juliana worked at Control Risks as Principal of Forensics, Compliance & Intelligence department leading on complex investigations and compliance reviews for several multinational companies. Her previous experience includes working at the Brazilian food company BRF as a compliance manager; at Essity, a Swedish hygiene and timber products company, as a corporate internal auditor, performing internal audit and investigation activities across 10 different countries within the Americas region. Before that, Juliana also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior consultant in three different divisions over six years, including external audit, internal audit and the forensics department.
Juliana holds degrees from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of São Paulo in Business Administration and from the Trevisan Business School in Accountancy. She speaks native Portuguese, fluent English and advanced Spanish.
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