Safe Harbor for M&A-Driven Voluntary Self-Disclosures of Criminal Misconduct
On October 4, 2023, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) new Safe Harbor Policy for criminal misconduct discovered...
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).