Karen Briggs leads a multidisciplinary team of experts across EMEA, working closely with FTI Consulting’s global community of more than 1,000 forensic professionals to help clients navigate their most complex issues. She has wide experience of Forensic, Regulatory, Financial Crime and Investigation work, having led many high profile complex global matters during her 30+ year career.
Ms. Briggs was a Big 4 Partner for 20 years before joining FTI Consulting and held a variety of senior leadership roles in the UK and Globally, including two years as an Executive Committee Board Member. She was seconded to the Bank of England’s Special Investigations Unit for two years, became Head of Bank Investigations when The FSA (now FCA) was formed, and sat as an Advisor to the Board of Banking Supervision.
Ms. Briggs has led large regulatory and fraud investigations in investment and retail banks, insurers and other regulated entities which involved evidence gathering and analysis, complex data and analytics, interviews, liaison with multiple regulators and criminal authorities and formal reporting. These included major OFAC sanctions compliance investigations and reports to multiple regulators concerning fraud investigation, money laundering and miss-selling.
Ms. Briggs acted as the Skilled Person for S166 Reports covering investigations and systems and controls issues. She has prepared and presented fraud and money laundering training and workshops for regulated institutions, regulators and law enforcement internationally including working with the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
- OFAC Sanctions – led several major complex international matters, working with Counsel, covering investigation, e-review, complex data and analytics of multiple years of transactions, reporting to multiple regulators including DOJ, OFAC and Banking regulators.
- Led the EMEA investigation into alleged misstatement of financial records over 5 years in response to a global SEC enquiry. Working with Counsel across a number of EMEA countries and reporting back to the SEC.
- Co-led the investigation into a major trading fraud covering the UK, US and Switzerland, liaised with multiple Regulators and criminal authorities. This involved complex data and analytics over trading data as well as reviewing cultural compliance.