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Manny A. Alas

Manny A. Alas

PwC
Partner and FCPA Services Global Co-Practice Leader
New York, NY, USA


Manny A. Alas has 30+ years of professional services experience and is a Partner in the New York Office. He is the U.S. Forensics FCPA leader as well as Global Forensics FCPA Working Group Chair. In addition, he currently serves as a member of the PwC U.S. Forensic Strategy Council and is the former New YorkMetro Forensics Market Leader (2009 – 2012).

He delivers specialized advisory services to boards of directors, audit committees, senior company management including chief financial officers, chief legal officers, chief compliance officers and chief internal auditors. His expertise includes international business risks, global mitigation strategies, risk effectiveness benchmarking, investigations, remediation, compliance systems and programs, control assessments, control implementation, commercial dispute analysis, international acquisition diligence, integration strategy development and training programs.

His principal area of expertise is anti-corruption which includes fraud investigations, forensic accounting, compliance controls and remediation programs. Since 2001 Manny has led over 80+ international anti-corruption compliance program, controls, investigative and remediation projects.

He assists company boards, entities, individuals and law firms with investigations and remedial strategies that are presented before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as foreign regulators.

In addition, he has led a variety of significant international and domestic corruption investigations covering such areas as, accounting fraud, asset diversion, foreign corrupt practice investigations, money laundering and Ponzi schemes.

His diversified anti-corruption experience includes such industry sectors as: Aerospace and Defense, Agriculture, Automotive, Banking and Capital Markets, Consumer Products, Media and Entertainment, Energy, Industrial Products, Hospitality and Leisure, Life Sciences, Not-for-Profit, Pharmaceutical, Private Equity Real Estate, Retail, Sports, Technology and Utilities.

In 2008,Manny was selected by Ethisphere as one of the top "100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics".

Manny is a graduate of Villanova University earning a BSA degree. He is a Certified Public Accountant and certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). In addition, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA).

He is a former member of the Nassau Chapter of NYSSCPA's Litigation Support Committee as well as its Investigative/Forensic Accounting subcommittee. He is a regular speaker at national and international anti-corruption conferences. He is a featured FCPA speaker at the American Conference Institute's FCPA conferences and serves as a
faculty member at the Practice Law Institute (PLI).

Manny currently serves on the Strategic Consulting Institute (SCI) Advisory Board of the MBA Programs of Mercy College and the Board of Advisors to the Molloy Business School. He has lectured as a guest accounting and auditing instructor at Villanova University, Columbia University, University of Virginia, Lehigh University, Notre Dame, St. John’s University and Georgetown University. He is proficient in Spanish.

In addition,Manny is the past President of a not-for-profit organization that organizes and manages youth programs for
over 25,000 Long Island youth.

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