Ali Ansari is a Bates Group Affiliate Expert with over 22 years of experience in forensic accounting. Mr. Ansari has worked extensively in litigation consulting and advisory services for clients with revenues in the thousands to multi-millions. He has directed multiple engagements in all facets of Contract Disputes, Risks and Risk Management, Internal Controls, Internal Audit, financial investigations, Regulatory consulting, AML and FCPA Look-Backs and reviews, asset and expense tracing, due diligence, white collar crime investigations, whistleblower cases, and economic damage analysis.
He is an accomplished speaker in Risk Management, Internal Audit and Forensic Accounting to various professional groups and a guest lecturer at Florida Atlantic University. He has conducted Internal Audit training for financial institutions and an approved speaker for the Florida Bar to conduct courses in the areas of Ethics, Internal Audit, Litigation Consulting and other subjects for CLE credits at various law firms. He is a former President of TiE Florida and former Board member of Florida ACFE Chapter. He is well versed in IT systems, including creating proprietary models as part of testimony in various litigation cases as an expert witness as well as process flows in creating, developing and executing Risk Management Systems and initiatives, within the US and other parts of the world.
Mr. Ansari has worked extensively with insurance companies, financial institutions and law firms focusing the scope of his career on forensic accounting, regulatory compliance & reviews, the measurement of damages, contract disputes, litigation consulting and support.
Mr. Ansari is a frequent presenter on forensic accounting including investigative accounting, Compliance & Regulatory issues, Ethics in Accounting, fraud & embezzlement, Derivatives, and assessment of economic damages. He is also a guest lecturer at Florida Atlantic University.
BKD LLP, CPAs & Advisors, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, Director of Forensic Accounting, 2013 - Present
Experito Forensics, Boca Raton, FL & Wheaton, IL, Independent Consultant, 2012 - 2013
RGL Forensics, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Director, 2008 - 2012
Guarantee Insurance Co. (now Patriot National Insurance Group), Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Director – Internal Audit, 2006 -2008
Rachlin, Cohen & Holtz, CPAs (now Markum CPAs), Manager, 2005 - 2006
Experito Inc. (Absorbed into Rachlin Cohen March 2005), Independent Consultant, 1998 - 2005
Doyens Inc., Oakbrook, IL, Securities & Insurance Broker, Accounting Consultant, 1986 – 1998
Oppenheimer & Co., Accounting Consultant, 1982 – 1986
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, M.S. (incomplete), Financial Markets & Trading
University of Illinois, Chicago, B.S., Finance
Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, B.S., Communications
Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, B.S., Accounting
TiE Panel Moderator, Ft Lauderdale, FL – The New Post Satyam Paradigm for doing business in India
M&A Advisor Annual Distressed Investing Conference, West Palm Beach, FL, Panel Expert on ‘Diamonds in the Rough – How Investors Source and Examine their Turnaround Candidates
TiE Panelist, Ft Lauderdale, FL – The Global Financial Crisis: How did it Happen? How do we Exit?
Risk & Insurance Management Society, W. Palm Beach, FL – Insurance fraud and Workers Compensation
JM Family Group of Companies, Deerfield Beach, FL – Finance for Finance Managers, Hedging & Derivatives
JM Family Group of Companies, Deerfield Beach, FL – Finance for Non-Finance Managers, Hedging & Derivatives
British Petroleum, Miami, FL – SOX, IT Security & Accounting Information Systems
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) Annual Meeting, Ft Lauderdale, FL – Alternative Remedies in Securities Litigation
Euro-Finance 10th Annual International Treasury Management Conference, Miami, FL – Fraud Risk & Foreign Operations: The Warning Signs
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Ft Lauderdale, FL – Information Security and the Internet
Florida Atlantic University, Ft Lauderdale, FL – Various courses in - Sales Taxes & the Internet, Corporate Fraud & SOX, Key to Successful SOX Compliance, SOX & IT Governance, E-Commerce & E-Fraud, Information Security, Audit & Attestation and Protecting the E-Commerce Environment, Certificates & Non-repudiation in IT, Compliance & Regulation, IT Controls & Accounting Systems Development, IT Controls & Accounting Information Systems, etc.
Ask an Expert, WCIU-TV, Chicago, IL – Bi-weekly appearance on program geared for markets, in Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana on Taxes, Investments, Finance, Pensions and Financial & Estate Planning. Appeared from 1993-1996
Created internal review platform and policies & procedures to implement AML practice, training procedures and compliance for various financial institutions (Banks, Broker-Dealers, Private Equity and Hedge funds). Ongoing review of procedures and compliance in AML/ATF, OFAC, KYC, CIP, SAR, CTR, BSA and USA PATRIOT Act along with SEC regulations and provisions, and its applications.
Lead team at a large financial institution tasked with a review of mortgage foreclosures, as a result of OCC consent order to identify and mitigate deficiencies and unsafe/unsound mortgage practices.
Conducted over 20 large and medium sized AML reviews and Look-Backs at various financial institutions, extensive Look-Backs either as a result of regulatory requirements or to assist the financial institution to install safe practices.
Conducted an extensive engagement on AML & FCPA review for multiple locations (including international) for a large financial institution. Developed and reported on various policies and procedures, governance, risk assessment & identification, reporting, training and specific remediation procedures and completion of SAR’s and other regulatory filings.
Managed and executed more than 300 engagements in Securities Litigation involving Stocks, Bonds, Futures, Commodities, Options, Derivative products, Hedging and Margin trading, etc.
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