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William T. Henderson

William T. Henderson

Ernst & Young LLP
Partner, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services
New York, NY, USA


Bill Henderson is a Partner in Ernst & Young’s New York office.  Bill’s practice is focused on business investigations, forensic accounting and corporate fraud prevention and compliance risk management. 

Bill is a CPA, attorney and former federal prosecutor with 20 years of experience investigating complex financial matters and providing critical information and solutions to clients.  He has conducted investigations both in the U.S. and overseas involving bribery and foreign corrupt practices, earnings management, money laundering, securities fraud, employee fraud and dishonesty and commercial disputes.  Bill has extensive experience in fraud prevention and the design of organizational compliance and business ethics programs. 

Bill is one of the leaders of Ernst & Young’s FCPA practice group. He has worked on engagements and conducted FCPA-related investigations for clients concerning activities in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and South America.  In the past two years, Bill has been engaged by a defense contractor, two energy companies, an electronics manufacturer, two insurance companies, and two manufacturing companies on FCPA-related matters. Such matters involved FCPA investigations, FCPA risk assessments, FCPA compliance program advisory services, developing and delivering FCPA training and developing and delivering FCPA internal auditing services.

Bill worked 3 years in the mid 1990s as the Global Business Practices Counsel at the Colgate-Palmolive Company.  At Colgate, Bill conducted and managed internal investigations in the US, Europe, South America and Africa.  He played a major role in developing Colgate’s corporate compliance program, including the drafting of company compliance standards and establishing procedures for conducting investigations and compliance reporting. 

From 1989 to 1994, Bill served as a prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Fraud Section in Washington, DC.  Bill investigated and prosecuted white-collar criminal cases involving HUD fraud, bank fraud, public corruption, federal election fraud, defense procurement fraud and money laundering.  He also served as special assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Columbia, where he tried numerous cases involving local street crimes.

Bill was a law clerk to the Honorable James C. Cacheris, U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Virginia. 
He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center and Bachelor of Science degree
with a Major in Accounting from Fairfield University. 

Bill is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in New York State.   He is also a member of the New York, New Jersey and District of Columbia Bars.

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