Vanessa Salinas Beckstrom

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Committee Chair

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PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Dallas, TX
Phone 1: 7733835181

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I am a Partner in PwC’s Forensics practice, based in Dallas, TX. I have over 18 years of experience, providing investigative, compliance and eDiscovery services in a variety of industries. I regularly assist global companies doing business domestically, as well as throughout the globe. I am a native Spanish speaker and have done extensive travel in Latin America, Europe and Asia leading combined US and local engagement teams on cross-border investigations, anti-corruption due diligence and compliance engagements.
I work with legal, compliance and internal audit teams to lead domestic and international investigations including alleged asset misappropriation, financial frauds and corruption. I also assist clients in responding to enforcement actions related to domestic and foreign bribery including FCPA, the Anti-Kickback Statue, Stark and False Claims Act among other regulations. In addition, I help companies with monitoring and compliance efforts such as the design and implementation of anti-corruption programs, including conducting compliance assessments of foreign business units and the exercise of audit rights for third parties. I have also helped to represent clients and law firms in such matters, including the development of disgorgement calculations before the United States Department of Justice and the SEC.

I received a Bachelor of Business Administration (major in Finance and Spanish and a concentration in International Business) from the University of Notre Dame, am a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). I am passionate about mentoring, diversity and inclusion and promoting women by co-leading the PwC Women's Inclusion Network and Parenting Inclusion Network in Dallas and serving as a board member of Step Up, a non-profit focused on mentoring teen girls.

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Computer Forensics
  • Crisis Management
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Government Investigations
  • Healthcare
  • Qui Tam; Whistleblower Defense
  • SEC Enforcement
  • Securities Litigation
  • White Collar Crime

Law or Graduate School Name

  • UCLA Extension - accounting courses