Ankura is a business advisory and expert services firm defined by HOW we solve challenges. Whether a client is facing an immediate business challenge, trying to increase the value of their company or protect against future risks, Ankura designs, develops, and executes tailored solutions by assembling the right combination of expertise. We build on this experience with every case, client, and situation, collaborating to create innovative, customized solutions, and strategies designed for today’s ever-changing business environment. This gives our clients unparalleled insight and experience across a wide range of economic, governance, and regulatory challenges. At Ankura, we know that collaboration drives results. For more information, please visit: www.ankura.com.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is an international law firm ranked for 12 years, including five years in a row as the top-ranked New York-based firm, on The American Lawyer’s A-List of what the magazine calls “the top firms among the nation’s legal elite.” We advise and represent clients in over 30 specialized practices. Our firm strikes the balance between scale and agility, handling large and complex matters, while remaining flexible to adapt to clients’ needs and market developments. For more information, please visit www.hugheshubbard.com.
Control Risks exists to make their clients succeed. They are a specialist risk consultancy that helps to create secure, compliant and resilient organisations in an age of ever-changing risk.
Working across disciplines, technologies and geographies, everything Control Risks does is based on their belief that taking risks is essential to their clients’ success.
Control Risks provides you with the insight to focus resources and ensure you are prepared to resolve the issues and crises that occur in any ambitious global organisation.
Control Risks goes beyond problem-solving and gives you the insight and intelligence you need to realise opportunities and grow. From the boardroom to the remotest location, they have developed an unparalleled ability to bring order to chaos and reassurance to anxiety.
Joseph A. Spinelli is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura, based in New York. He has been a preeminent leader in multiple fields, including white collar crime investigations, anti-bribery and corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) risk management, monitorships, and criminal investigations. He served as the first ever inspector general of New York State, and a special agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In addition, he has served as a national partner in charge for several practices at a Big Four firm.
Anne Hukkelaas Gaustad is a partner based in our Paris office and assists clients on matters including anti-corruption compliance, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and securities laws, with particular experience in the design and implementation of anti-corruption compliance programs, conducting internal reviews and third-party due diligence, and assessing risks under international and national anticorruption frameworks. Her recent experience includes the global risk assessment and compliance review of a multinational “supermajor” oil company, the risk assessment and development of compliance policies and procedures for a multinational automotive company, advising on insider trading issues for a large sovereign wealth fund, and assisting with anti-corruption matters involving the World Bank Group. Anne is a graduate of Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, Oxford University and New York University School of Law. Anne is admitted to the Norway, Paris, New York and District of Columbia bars. She is fluent in Norwegian, English, French, and Danish, and is proficient in German.
Peter Turecek is a Partner in Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence Practice in the Americas region, with an emphasis on investigative due diligence, business intelligence, corporate contests and multinational investigations. He also conducts a variety of other investigations related to litigation support, asset searches, employee integrity, and securities fraud. Pete has over 24 years of experience in the industry and works for a variety of clients, including major financial institutions, private equity and law firms, corporations and high-net-worth individuals and family offices.