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William J. Pollard

William J. Pollard

Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
Partner and Midwest FCPA Leader
Chicago, IL, USA

Bill is the Midwest leader of Deloitte’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigative & Consulting Services group. He has spent over two decades providing forensic accounting services to clients in the manufacturing, retail, financial services, professional services, real estate, construction, gaming, healthcare, and not-for-profit industries, among others.  The engagements have involved complex accounting and financial issues including financial statement manipulation schemes, misappropriation of assets, corruption and many other types of white-collar crime investigations.  In addition, he has testified in deposition as an expert witness, provided business insurance consulting related to losses, as well as consulting with clients on compliance and regulatory matters.

His experience includes numerous FCPA investigations, acquisition due diligence inquiries, and compliance reviews in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. Currently, Bill focuses his attention on assisting clients to proactively manage risk in their organizations including fraud risks, global anti-corruption risks, and ethics and compliance risks.

Recent experience

  • Oversaw a global inquiry for a medical device manufacturer to analyze all forms of interactions with health care providers in order to assess red flags and risk areas related to potential violations of the FCPA.
  • Assisted a large medical device company in the roll out of an FCPA training program in over 60 countries.
  • Oversaw the investigation of potential FCPA violations related to a large international equipment manufacturer.
  • Performed FCPA related pre-acquisition due diligence for an international human resources company with a focus on government kickbacks in the Middle East.
  • Performed FCPA related pre-acquisition due diligence for a global heavy equipment manufacturer with a focus on government kickbacks in Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia.
  • Assisted a large energy and nuclear power company in the assessment of FCPA and global corruption risks.
  • Assisted a higher education company in the development of a Global Anti-Corruption/ FCPA Compliance Program and the related program gap analysis.

Education and certifications

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, B.S. Accountancy
  • Certified Public Accountant; licensed in Illinois
  • Certified Fraud Examiner, ACFE
  • Certified in Financial Forensics, AICPA
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Member, Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants; Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; Member, Institute of Internal Audit

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