Patricia Peláez

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Principal

Patricia works on high profile matters focusing on applying forensic analysis, governance, risk and compliance, as well as general business and financial expertise across various functions and industries with a focus on conducting complex investigations and assisting clients reaffirm their commitment to integrity by independently responding to allegations of fraud, abuse, misconduct, and non-compliance.

She has served as the project manager on compliance assessments engagements, led Compliance Monitoring Program projects pursuant to the regulator’s expectations, and investigated possible fraud and non-compliance related matters. She also helps lead the Forensic Services Blockchain and Cryptocurrency solution.

She has extensive experience performing readiness assessments for providers and pharmaceutical companies executing Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIA) with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Provider self-disclosure matters. She has also worked on large and mid-tier financial institution clients, focusing on compliance matters, including look backs and performing compliance assessments of financial investigations units’ processes and procedures.

Patricia is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), and the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys (IAHA). She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Illinois, Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Professional Coder (CPC – A), and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). She has also obtained the Chainalysis Cryptocurrency Fundamentals Certification (CCFC).

Selected Engagements

  • 01
    Helped museum’s board address alleged misconduct, strengthen governance, and re-affirm mission
    Consultants from the CRA Forensic Services Practice were retained by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP to assist the Board of Directors (BOD) of a...
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  • 02
    Cryptocurrency Certified at CRA
    When allegations of fraud or misconduct arise involving cryptocurrencies or blockchains, CRA’s professionals help clients get to truth by preserving,...
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  • 03
    CRA retained to serve as the OCR-approved assessor under the terms of the CAP
    One of the nation’s largest non-profit hospital systems entered into a multi-million dollar settlement and Corrective Action Plan with HHS OCR for potential...
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