Frances McLeod

Frances McLeod

Founding Partner, Forensic Risk Alliance
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Frances McLeod is a founding partner of Forensic Risk Alliance (FRA) and is head of its US offices. She is a former investment banker and has over 25 years of experience advising diverse clients on sanctions, anti-corruption, fraud, internal controls, asset tracing and money laundering issues.

Frances has been deeply involved in all of FRA’s compliance monitorship work, both serving as the monitor and supporting the monitor, including US Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission FCPA monitorships, a New York Department of Financial Services bank monitorship, the Ferguson City monitorship, a Public Company Accounting Oversight Board monitorship and a Department of Justice fraud-related monitorship with an environmental compliance element.

Frances has extensive experience in addressing complex international data-transfer issues whether in regulatory investigations or cross-border litigation. She led the FRA team in responding to anti-corruption investigation data requests in all jurisdictions for Alstom in the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Indonesia, Poland and Sweden, among others, which included addressing French data privacy and blocking statute issues. She is leading FRA’s General Data Protection Regulation compliance initiative, leveraging FRA’s decades of experience in addressing data protection issues in cross-border litigation and investigation.

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