Ellen Zimiles is a Managing Director and Head of the firm’s Global Investigations and Compliance practice as well as Leader of the Financial Risk & Compliance Segment. She has more than 25 years of litigation and investigation experience. As an assistant United States attorney in the Southern District of New York for more than 10 years, Ellen served in the civil and criminal divisions and was chief of the forfeiture unit for more than six years. She was responsible for many high-profile money laundering, fraud and forfeiture cases.
Ellen is a leading authority on FATCA and has co-authored several articles on FATCA in the past year, most recently a FATCA Highlights brief summarizing the recent FATCA Proposed Regulations. She has been quoted on FATCA in several publications, including American Banker.
Ellen’s experience also includes the development of anti-money laundering programs, corporate governance, regulatory and corporate compliance, fraud control, and public corruption matters. She has worked with a multitude of financial institutions preparing for regulatory exams, developing remediation programs and assisting organizations as a regulatory liaison.
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