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Phillip A. Desing

KPMG LLP
Managing Director, Investigations
Washington, DC, USA


Phillip Desing is a Managing Director in the Forensic Practice of KPMG LLP.  He has over 28 years of experience as a Special Agent of the FBI and as a public accountant. Phillip has broad experience conducting domestic and international financial investigations, including violations of the  Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He is a specialist in fraud and misconduct investigations.

Phillip served on the AICPA Anti-Fraud Coordinating Committee and on the Fraud Task Force, a subcommittee for the Forensic and Litigation Services Committee. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Professional and Industry Experience
Phillip’s background includes conducting a conflict of interest investigation for Management of a Global Professional Services Company in Argentina. He also recently conducted an  embezzlement investigation for  Management of a NGO in the country of Kosovo

He assisted Outside Counsel of a publicly traded IT Technology Distributor and Logistics Company conduct an internal investigation of potential violations of the FCPA in India. In addition, Phillip also assisted Outside Counsel of a publicly traded major food products company conduct an internal investigation of potential violations of the FCPA in the People’s Republic of China. The investigation included the review of numerous transactions and relationships with State Owned Entities and vendors. He also developed a remedial plan to correct the Company’s Internal Controls and Books and Records issues.

Phillip assisted Outside Counsel perform a FCPA due diligence review of the West African subsidiary of a privately held U.S. Oil and Gas Exploration Company. And, his expertise was crucial when pre-merger due diligence transactional testing was conducted on the books and records of five oil service companies in Mexico.

Prior to joining KPMG, Phillip was the Program Manager for the FBI’s Washington Field Office FCPA Program. During that time, Phillip was the case agent on six FCPA investigations, including the Siemens AG matter, which focused on $1.9 billion in questionable payments to business consultants in over 50 countries. 


Education, Licenses & Certifications
 Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting
 Certified Public Accountant
 Certified in Financial Forensics
 Certified Fraud Examiner

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