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February 13, 2018

New York, NY – Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has bolstered its Disputes and Investigations practice with the addition of Bill Waldie and John Kim who join as Managing Directors in New York. Together, they bolster A&M’s extensive experience in complex corporate forensic investigations, anti-fraud compliance programs and regulatory reporting.

“More than ever, multinationals need world-class forensic investigators and anti-fraud experts to help mitigate and resolve high-stakes situations, including anti-corruption, C-suite level fraud and the actions of increasingly punitive regulatory bodies,” said Bryan Ruez, Managing Director and Global Leader of Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations. “We are pleased to have Bill and John join our New York team. Their significant industry and regulatory expertise will help our clients meet the demands they face every day.”

Mr. Waldie brings over 30 years of professional experience specializing in sophisticated internal corporate investigations, anti-corruption and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as fraud, embezzlement, money laundering and forensic accounting investigations. He also advises clients on assessing and designing compliance programs leveraging his extensive physical security knowledge to deliver custom global security solutions and training for organizations.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Waldie was a Senior Director in PwC’s Forensic Services and Strategic Threat Management practice where he spent five years leading global forensic investigations involving allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption. Prior to that Mr. Waldie served as a special agent with the FBI where he managed and investigated hundreds of complex criminal and terrorism investigations for nearly 24 years.

Mr. Waldie earned a bachelor’s degree from Rider University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). 

Mr. Kim has over 20 years of experience in providing forensic accounting, regulatory, auditing and consulting services in the financial services industry. He specializes in investigations and disputes involving complex accounting issues and financial instruments with deep expertise in broker-dealer financial reporting and implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Kim was a Managing Director with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP in New York. He began his career as an auditor leading financial statement audits prior to joining Deloitte’s Forensic practice. He has also served as the fraud specialist on several large public company audit and advisory engagements in the financial services industry.

Mr. Kim earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from New York University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the states of New York and New Jersey and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

About Alvarez & Marsal

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to make change and achieve results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services.

With over 3000 people across four continents, we deliver tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders, and their teams, help organizations transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Comprised of experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities, A&M leverages its restructuring heritage to turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage of growth.

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