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James R. Meehan

San Francisco, CA, USA

James Meehan is a partner in the San Francisco, California office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Meehan is a leader in the West Coast Forensic Services practice. He specializes in assisting organizations and their counsel by providing accounting and financial advice in complex commercial disputes and investigations. His experience includes financial fraud, embezzlement and corruption investigations; complex litigations, including securities fraud class actions, and royalty dispute matters. Mr. Meehan has assisted numerous organizations and their counsel in their post-investigation dealings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice and, the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  He has also testified in federal and state court matters and in arbitration proceedings. 

Mr. Meehan has coordinated and executed investigations (and internal control remediation efforts) throughout Asia and Europe related to a variety of issues including fraudulent revenue schemes and allegations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations. He has assisted numerous global organizations in the design and implementation of worldwide anti-corruption programs. This includes experience in the preparation of risk assessments, policy and program design, and the implementation of specific anti-corruption internal controls. A particular area of emphasis for Mr. Meehan related to anti-corruption compliance programs has been assisting  organizations in their ability to manage the risks associated with engaging with business partners around the globe. This includes the development of client specific frameworks for managing these risks including risk assessments, detailed process and controls design, and IT/work flow enablement.

Mr. Meehan began his career in the Assurance Services practice with Coopers & Lybrand where he spent three years focused on auditing of publicly traded clients in the financial services and telecommunications industries. 

Mr. Meehan is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of California and holds the Certified in Financial Forensics designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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