Emma Hodges, a Partner at FRA, has over 16 years of experience conducting multi-jurisdictional forensic accounting compliance reviews and investigations, internal controls reviews and audits.
Emma has developed extensive experience working with companies post-investigation in compliance monitorship contexts, as well as having led teams in conducting investigations and compliance reviews concerning money laundering, bribery and corruption related allegations and risks. She has performed in-country assignments across Latin America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
Emma has provided forensic accounting support in the context of multiple FCPA and fraud related Deferred Prosecution Agreements for companies operating in the financial services, oil and gas, engineering and aviation industries.
Emma has also supported the New York State Department of Financial Services-appointed monitor to an international bank, focusing on anti-money laundering, and sanctions compliance, reviewing the bank’s policies and procedures, and designing and implementing customer account and transactional testing to assess efficacy and strength of the compliance program and controls.
Emma’s recent experience further includes jointly leading an internal investigation for a European bank, focused on AML-related issues and allegations in connection with higher risk populations of customers.
Emma co-authored FRA’s recently published chapter: Monitorships: Leveraging Forensic Accountants, Global Investigations Review, 2019. She was also recognized in GIR’s 40 under 40 2017 listing as one of the world’s Leading young investigations specialists and Who’s Who Legal Investigations, Consulting Experts and Future Leaders. She is a favorite among market commentators, who praise her as a “rising star” in the forensic accountancy field and has an excellent reputation, particularly for her compliance advisory work.