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VIDYA RAJARAO

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Ms. Rajarao holds substantial investigative, forensic and risk consulting experience in USA and India. She brings over 25 years of investigations, forensic accounting and risk consulting experience to her clients. Ms. Rajarao is the first Indian to be elected to the Board of Regents of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization. Ms. Rajarao recently served as the Vice Chair of the Board of Regents. Ms. Rajarao is the sole India nominee in the International Who's Who of Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2014.

Ms. Rajarao specializes in large, multinational, complex litigation and investigation assignments including internal investigations, forensic accounting investigations as well as arbitrations and resolution of post-acquisition purchase price disputes. Ms. Rajarao has assisted major domestic and international clients in a variety of industries including advertising, aerospace and defense, banking, infrastructure, insurance, logistics, manufacturing, media and entertainment, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, telecom and technology.

Ms. Rajarao has significant experience in leading numerous forensic accounting assignments and fraud investigations that require reconstruction of complex financial records as well as regulatory proceeding matters involving SEC/DOJ investigations and NASD self-assessments. Each of these investigations involves the ability to analyze large data sets and volumes of transactions and documents as well as the capability to produce massive amount of records.

Ms. Rajarao frequently assists clients in resolving post-acquisition purchase price disputes between participants in corporate merger and acquisition transactions concerning the purchase price and/or contingent consideration in the software, consumer products, oil and gas, consumer products, technology, insurance, and financial services industries.  Ms. Rajarao has represented clients on various forums including the American Arbitration Association (AAA), ICC International Court of Arbitration, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), United Nations Commission on Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Arbitration Rules and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), as well as before several ad hoc arbitrations in the United States and India.

Ms. Rajarao has also developed and instructed various training programs and case studies on securities litigation, fraud, and transaction and shareholder disputes. Besides, she has participated in various seminars pertaining to frauds and forensics. In addition, Ms. Rajarao has conducted training courses at various leading multinational companies and law firms on international arbitration, transaction and shareholder disputes, and accounting and auditing matters.

During the course of her career, Ms. Rajarao has worked across diverse segments within the Forensics practice including corporate investigations, litigation consulting, arbitrations, expert witness services, fraud risk assessments and compliance engagements.



Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Computer Forensics
  • Corporate Crime
  • Corporate Governance
  • Damages Testimony
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Internal Investigations
  • White Collar Crime