Edward Rial is the Global Leader of Deloitte's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigative & Consulting Services practice. He has led numerous FCPA investigations, acquisition and third party due diligence inquiries, assessments and compliance reviews in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia for clients representing a wide range of industries, including pharmaceutical, retail, media, construction, defense contracting, technology and manufacturing. Mr. Rial also lectures frequently on corruption risk and mitigation strategies, as well as effective and efficient investigative approaches and procedures.
Mr. Rial served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 1989 through 1997. He held various supervisory positions, including Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Unit and Deputy Chief of the General Crimes Unit. Mr. Rial investigated and prosecuted a broad range of complex white-collar offenses, including securities fraud, defense contractor fraud, kickback schemes, money laundering, tax fraud, health care fraud and bank fraud.