Yulia Maksimenko is a Managing Director in the FTI Consulting Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment based in New York. Ms. Maksimenko has more than thirteen years of experience in forensic accounting, corporate investigations, bribery and corruption reviews and litigation consulting matters involving complex accounting and financial issues on behalf of Russian and international clients.
Ms. Maksimenko has conducted numerous investigations in relation to complex fraud, serious misconduct and financial crime. During her career, she has provided forensic services to companies spanning a broad range of industries including construction and real estate, financial services, retail, commercial banking, pharmaceutical, health insurance providers and energy.
Ms. Maksimenko led a complex investigation aimed at verification of alleged assets misappropriation by the management of a holding company. The project team consisted of forensic specialists from Russia, Ukraine and Spain and an external expert. In the framework of the project, the team analyzed books and records, performed e-review and verified potential affiliation of the holding company’s subcontractors. The report, with findings on management’s fraudulent activities, was used by the shareholders as a basis for their dismissal and for development of a more robust internal control system.
Ms. Maksimenko managed an investigation of bribery allegations in an international development company with operations in Russia which resulted in numerous findings revealing cases of bribery and corruption in relation to work certification and permits.
Ms. Maksimenko worked with a pharmaceutical international holding company reviewing its FCPA risks, and policies and procedures. The initial assessment was followed by the review of existing policies implementation and their effectiveness in Russian and CIS branches of the holding company.
Ms. Maksimenko managed an extensive forensic accounting project supporting a Bank’s multi-disciplinary asset recovery team, operating in close conjunction with the Bank’s legal advisors. Led the investigation of the Bank’s historic transactional activity to identify the nature and extent of the misappropriation by former management and to preserve relevant evidence. The Bank initiated a series of multi-billion US dollar claims to recover the misappropriated assets in the UK High Court and overseas.
Ms. Maksimenko led a complex dispute analysis project between a client and its construction design contractor. The team was retained to assess a budget increase and to challenge the costs incurred by the contractor. The report was prepared in cooperation with an engineering team from London and was used by the client in settling the dispute with the help of a Mediator.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Maksimenko worked within the PwC Russia Forensic department in Moscow and in the KPMG Moscow, London and Chicago Forensic practices.
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