Richard Chalk


Corporate Investigations and Forensic Accounting

London +44 20 7015 8756

Areas of Expertise

Richard Chalk is a director, based in London, with more than ten years’ experience. He plays an integral role in providing expert advice around data driven events. He has several years of experience across multiple industries relating to:

  • Financial crime & compliance investigations
  • Litigation, insolvencies
  • Valuation disputes
  • Management consulting
  • General distressed situations

Chalk specializes in structured data arising from business information systems, and has run risk review projects and provided complex data analyses to a range of Global 500 clients. His clients are domiciled in the United States, European Union and Asia. Chalk has led engagements involving widely-recognized and bespoke financial and transactional databases to assess risk controls, compliance reporting, processing work-flow and overall data integrity. His experience includes both database creation and analysis. He is involved in Navigant’s development of business intelligence reporting systems, innovations in e-discovery review tools, and advanced analytics initiatives.

Chalk has demonstrated his experience on multiple OFAC, FATCA, FCPA, and AML related projects. More specifically he has assisted clients in identifying their exposure to fraud and corruption issues, by deploying data identification, collection, analysis and review techniques.

Chalk assisted a multinational oil and gas firm in response to a FCPA investigation. Involved the identification over 500 back-up tapes totaling 2.5 petabytes of data. Implemented a combination of identification, collection and processing approaches to reduce data volumes, in an effort to manage the documents for review. Involved a combination of unstructured and structured capabilities to deliver specific solution.

Another example relates to a FCPA investigation for a major beverage distributor in response to allegations of bribing public officials for favorable import tax benefits. Brought in to investigation to secure communications and data from 27 structured data systems to follow the fund flow. Uncovered evidence to support allegations and scheme to pay private school bills for children of officials by the tax leads in various country at the direct disregard of company policy and senior officials’ instructions.

In addition, an example involved the collection of hard/soft documents, accounting database platforms across several European/Asian locations (including Russia), in response to a FCPA investigation into a large global retail company. Involved analyzing accounting data from JD Edwards, SAP and 1C, in conjunction with electronic versions of hard copy invoices/PO. Applied rules based analysis to identify potential red flag activities. Cross functional team of forensic accountants and data experts collaborated to discover suspicious activities.

BSc Biology with Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK
ICA Certificate FinCrime
ICA Certificate Anti Money Laundering

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