Ryan Pisarik, CPA, CFE, CAMS, CFF

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Ryan Pisarik is a Senior Managing Director in J.S. Held's Global Investigations practice. Ryan has over 25 years of experience in handling engagements related to forensic accounting, bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, the False Claims Act (FCA), antitrust investigations, complex commercial litigation, and U.S. Securities and Exchange Department (SEC)/U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and regulatory matters involving publicly held and private companies in a wide variety of industries.

Throughout Ryan’s career, he has worked with counsel and on behalf of special committees of the board of directors for many global companies (both public and private), advising them on complex accounting issues, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance matters. He also presented investigation findings in front of the SEC, DOJ, World Bank, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC), and he has testified as an expert witness in matters involving accounting issues and financial services regulations. In addition, Ryan has served as a regulatory-appointed corporate monitor and as an appointed independent compliance expert in a number of matters related to the resolution of fraud, corruption, collusion, FCA, and other regulatory issues. He has also assisted other named corporate monitors relating to various regulatory settlements.

Ryan’s extensive experience involves investigating matters on both the domestic and international fronts, including asset tracing, embezzlements, post-purchase price disputes, anti-money laundering, FCPA and UK Bribery Act violations, price fixing, and antitrust violations, real estate fraud, matters involving U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, procurement fraud, kickbacks, bank fraud, securities fraud, health care fraud, false financial reporting, arbitration and mediation hearings, and contractual disputes. Additionally, Ryan has delivered numerous in-house training seminars regarding forensic accounting, litigation consulting, fraud, anti-money laundering, corporate compliance, and bribery and corruption to both lawyers and accountants.

Ryan leads major global financial investigations (both corporate and regulatory), forensic accounting and fraud investigations, corporate compliance program evaluations, risk assessments, monitorships, and complex commercial litigation projects in a wide variety of industries.

Key Expertise

  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Investigations
  • Regulatory Investigations
  • Compliance Consulting
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Bribery & Corruption
  • Money Laundering
  • Monitorships
  • Expert Witness

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