WASHINGTON, D.C. – William “Bill” P. Olsen, the former National Practice leader for Compliance and Investigations at Grant Thornton LLP, recently joined Arnall Golden Gregory LLP’s Washington, D.C. office as Managing Director of Forensic Advisory Services. He will work with the firm’s Anti-Corruption, Government Investigations, and White-Collar Crime practices. Olsen is the sixth experienced professional to join the D.C. office in the past 12 months in connection with the firm’s expansion of its Global Anti-Corruption practice.
“Bill is an important addition to our D.C. office and to our Global Anti-Corruption practice. His extensive experience and credibility as a forensic professional will further enhance our business integrity practice as we continue to expand the firm’s expertise in these areas,” states AGG’s managing partner Jonathan Eady.
Olsen has more than 25 years of forensic advisory experience including violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), False Claims Act, and Economic Espionage Act. He is a frequent lecturer on bribery and corruption matters, and authored “The Anti-Corruption Handbook” during his time as National Practice Leader of Investigations at Grant Thornton. He is the Past President of the Institute for Fraud Prevention and has deep experience in the hospitality, energy, not-for profit, government contracting, telecom, healthcare, and pharmaceutical industries.
“Bill joins our team of former Department of Justice prosecutors and Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement attorneys as a key part of the firm’s strategy to develop innovative, end-to-end anti-corruption solutions. His expertise enhances the firm’s national and international offerings as a leading practice for government and corporate investigations,” says Mike Burke, AGG’s D.C. office administrative partner.
“I have worked side-by-side with attorneys during my entire career, so I am really looking forward to the opportunity of working for an outstanding law firm and with a great team of attorneys in providing our clients with seamless anti-corruption services,” Olsen says.
Bill has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University, a Bachelor of Accountancy from Regis University, and a Master’s degree in Forensic Studies from Stevenson University. Bill is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Internal Auditor.
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