Abby Williams

Associate Principal
Abby Williams | Forensic Services | Charles River Associates

Abby Williams is an associate principal in the Forensic Services Practice of CRA, specializing in forensic investigations and ethics & compliance services and supporting organizations across various industries in preventing, detecting, and remediating fraud and misconduct.

Abby serves as a trusted advisor during times of crisis and helping organizations demonstrate their commitment to integrity by maintaining effective compliance programs and quickly uncovering the truth when responding to allegations of misconduct. She assists in developing and sustaining effective ethics and compliance programs for large multinational corporations and high-growth companies. This includes evaluating compliance program frameworks and delivery models and advising on the design and implementation of compliance program elements. Representative engagements included developing compliance program frameworks to be utilized to classify and remediate issues identified through complex legal, compliance, and human resources investigations to be implemented into governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) tools.

She also leads global investigations related to allegations of non-compliance with laws and regulations, asset misappropriation, complex accounting issues, breaches of contract, and bribery and corruption investigations using multi-disciplinary approaches, including data analytics, to efficiently collect, process, and analyze pertinent information.

Prior to joining CRA, Abby was a Manager of Forensic Investigations, Disputes, and Compliance with KPMG in Chicago. Her responsibilities included identifying, sourcing, leading, and contributing to cross-functional and cross-industry engagements, performing forensic investigations, conducting data analysis, and leading compliance program transformations. She led by example, was seen as a role model, and was a mentor and transitional coach to several staff members. She strategically mitigated risk while also realizing professional development.

Selected engagements

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    FINRA-arbitrated dispute between a major financial services firm and a significant customer
    CRA’s Forensic Services Practice was retained to help resolve a FINRA-arbitrated dispute between a major financial services firm and a significant customer,...
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