Steven Blum

Partner

Washington

Steve Blum is a Partner within Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice in the Americas region. He has significant experience in fraud and corporate compliance matters in the US and abroad. Working on behalf of legal counsel, boards of directors and senior management of public and private corporations, Steve conducts complex corporate investigations and forensic accounting engagements involving allegations of corruption, fraud and record-keeping violations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act.

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  • Compliance Due Diligence
  • Corruption Risk Assessment & Analysis
  • Expert Witness Testimony


Steve Blum is a Partner within Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice in the Americas region. He has significant experience in fraud and corporate compliance matters in the US and abroad. Working on behalf of legal counsel, boards of directors and senior management of public and private corporations, Steve conducts complex corporate investigations and forensic accounting engagements involving allegations of corruption, fraud and record-keeping violations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act.


Highlights of Steve’s most recent experience include:
  • Designed and implemented a third-party partner review for a global provider of enterprise application software.  The program consisted of a tiered approach applied to thousands of entities across the globe.
  • Led an anti-fraud assessment for a worldwide provider of specialty chemicals. The investigative procedures uncovered payments to government officials, off-the-book transactions and fraud in several of the Chinese subsidiaries.
  • Led an anti-corruption due diligence of a worldwide provider of digital commercial software on behalf of the acquiring company. Steve and his team were able to provide recommendations to the client’s global chief compliance officer.
  • Led an investigation that uncovered improprieties surrounding travel and entertainment expenses and sales practices involving senior-level management for a multinational manufacturer of electrical products and connectors.


Steve is a member of the AICPA, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He was previously the Chairman of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal Editorial Board. Steve holds a B.S. in accounting and finance from Drexel University. He was the recipient of the prestigious Drexel Accounting Department’s Leadership and Service Award and admitted as a member of the Honor Society for Collegiate Schools of Business and the National Accounting Honor Society. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner.

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