Sandra Desautels

Guidehouse Inc.

My Contact Information

Guidehouse Inc.
New York, NY
Work: 646.227.4627

Chapter Location

New York


I am a partner in Guidehouse’s Financial Crime, Fraud and Investigations practice at Guidehouse. For over 25 years, I have  lead investigations and completed anti-financial crime compliance activities at various companies, corporations, and financial institutions. My investigations have primarily focused on fraud and money laundering allegations, suspected terrorist financing, potential violations of domestic and foreign bribery and corruption legislation, and other misconduct concerns. Many of the investigations were conducted under legal privilege and required the coordination of various subject matter specialists.

Prior to joining Guidehouse, I was a federal law enforcement officer in Canada for 15 years. My last assignment was to lead a joint forces operations team that comprised officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ontario Provincial Police and Canada Border Services Agency, to investigate, arrest and help prosecute individuals linked to terrorist activities and/or terror financing. The team also collaborated with international law enforcement agencies on investigations of persons who posed a threat to national security or were suspected of terrorist activities.

I have lived and worked in multiple countries. My fluency in Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Italian have assisted clients with varying investigative and compliance needs throughout Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

Manhattan is my current home, where I enjoy talking my dog to Central Park, and partaking in the many culinary delights this city offers.

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Asset Forfeiture/Restitution
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Corporate Crime
  • Corporate Governance
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Government Investigations
  • Insider Trading
  • Internal Investigations
  • Monitorship Experience
  • White Collar Crime