Michael Schwartz

Principal

Houston

Michael Schwartz is a Principal in Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice in the Americas region. Throughout his more than 35 year career, Mike has assisted clients across all industries in preventing, detecting and investigating fraud, waste, abuse and other misconduct, and in assessing and managing risk, compliance programs and related controls with a focus on anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) matters.

 

  • Americas
  • Anti-fraud & Financial Crime
  • Corruption Risk Assessment & Analysis
  • Cross Border Investigations


Michael Schwartz is a Principal in Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice in the Americas region. Throughout his more than 35 year career, Mike has assisted clients across all industries in preventing, detecting and investigating fraud, waste, abuse and other misconduct, and in assessing and managing risk, compliance programs and related controls with a focus on anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) matters.

He has conducted numerous investigations, acquisition diligence, risk assessments, training, and compliance reviews in more than 20 countries. In addition, Mike was in charge of anti-fraud, waste and abuse programs and controls for the Louisiana Road Home Program, the largest housing disaster recovery program in U.S. history, which involved the distribution of over $12 billion of HUD CDBG funds to Louisiana homeowners who suffered damage from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.


Examples of Mike’s recent experience include:
  • Assisting the Monitor appointed by the DOJ and SEC over a Brazil-based global chemical company due to FCPA and other ABC violations
  • An enterprise-wide ABC risk assessment for a top 10 global airline and top 10 global financial institution
  • A post-acquisition ABC compliance and integration review in 10 countries for a Fortune 200 U.S. public company
  • Multiple internal investigations for a multi-national, major energy company that involved alleged wrongdoing by its internal investigations unit


Prior to joining Control Risks, Mike held multiple leadership positions while at the Forensic practice of a Big Four accounting firm for 14 years, including being the Forensic practice leader in providing ABC and computer forensic services to corporations and Forensic services to the public sector. Prior to his Big Four experience, Mike was an Assistant United States Attorney for 11 years and an in-house and outside lawyer for 10 years. He was briefly a member of the Enron Task Force at its inception. Mike holds an A.B. Degree in Economics from Cornell University and a J.D. from Emory University School of Law. He is a resident of Houston, Texas, and a frequent speaker on misconduct, ABC and compliance topics.

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