Guler Ann Wiefling is a Partner in the Forensic Investigation and Litigation Support Practice at Weaver. She specializes in forensic investigations, contract compliance, regulatory compliance, advising clients on litigation matters, corporate governance, financial planning, analysis, and audit planning and execution. Her significant experience includes investigating and auditing financial and regulatory compliance issues in various industries, such as technology, energy, transportation, government and for many other companies ranging between private and publicly traded entities. Ms. Wiefling has assisted her clients’ in house and outside counsels on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations as well as matters alleging employee misconduct, vendor/employee collusion, kickback schemes, payroll fraud, and white-collar crime matters. Ms. Wiefling also served as an in-dependent monitor for behalf of government agencies on many different matters to monitor companies’ compliance activities related to FCPA, ethics and trade compliance.
Ms. Wiefling brings a unique perspective to serving her clients, having worked in both industry and consulting for over 20 years. She has directed and led a variety of projects in the areas of corporate investigations, compliance and litigation matters. Her client and project work includes leading and conducting high-profile investigations and remediation of bribery and corruption issues such as FCPA/ABAC matters; False Claims Act violations; white collar crime investigations; contract and regulatory compliance matters; and advising corporate management and boards as to risk assessment and proactive solutions. Ms. Wiefling’ s extensive operational and financial experience includes conducting third-party contract and compliance, royalty/license audits domestically and internationally identifying financial misreporting, evaluating internal controls, and conducting comprehensive analysis of business partner’s operations with a focus on improving cost competitiveness and revenues.
Ms. Wiefling’ s experience includes providing her clients with guiding on-going development of internal controls, risk mitigation strategies, governance activities, and formulated short and long range plans to promote business advancement to companies ranging between private and publicly traded entities. She has established various frameworks around corporate polices and provided trainings to executives, operations and finance managers, and sales professionals on a global scale. She has developed anti-fraud risk management controls by conducting assessments and implementing controls to help prevent, detect, and deter fraud and misconduct.
Ms. Wiefling has provided a wide range of financial and economic consulting and forensic accounting services to attorneys in matters involving fraud investigations, partnership disputes, and lost profits analyses.
Prior to joining Weaver, Ms. Wiefling was a Vice President at Charles River Associates in their finance practice. Ms. Wiefling held director position at Grant Thornton prior to that. Previously, Ms. Wiefling held audit and global investigation and compliance positions at Hewlett-Packard. Ms. Wiefling was also a consultant in the Advisory practice of a Big 4 accounting firm. Ms. Wiefling is a Certified Fraud Examiner.