Steve Spiegelhalter | DI

Steve Spiegelhalter

Managing Director
Steve Spiegelhalter | DI
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North America Investigations Practice Leader
Former federal fraud and corruption prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Fraud Section’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit
Compliance expert who consults on the entire compliance lifecycle from deal desk to post-transaction audits, focusing on managing regulatory risk or complying with government reporting obligations
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Steve Spiegelhalter is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Disputes and Investigations practice and is the North America Investigations Practice Leader. He specializes in investigating alleged political corruption, money laundering, bank and wire fraud, false claims, and other alleged criminal activity. Mr. Spiegelhalter also counsels clients on their compliance programs, including companies under external monitorship and self-reporting requirements.

Mr. Spiegelhalter brings 20 years of investigative experience and has investigated business conduct in over 50 countries. He has worked with clients in a range of industries including technology, defense contracting, financial services, insurance, aviation, natural resource exploitation (oil and gas, iron mining and drilling services), healthcare, life sciences and medical device manufacturing.

Mr. Spiegelhalter’s notable background includes his time as a federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Fraud Section, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit, as an Assistant United States Attorney, as in-house counsel and compliance officer at a Fortune 40 technology company, and in private law practice at a multinational law firm. Prior to joining A&M, he led Ernst & Young’s Forensic & Integrity Services practice in Washington, D.C.

As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Spiegelhalter trained domestic and foreign law enforcement and prosecutors. He was the lead prosecutor in a number of high-profile cases, including the prosecution of a managing director of a global investment bank for violating the bank’s internal controls to bribe a Chinese official. This case announced DOJ’s standard for winning declination despite executive conduct. Mr. Spiegelhalter was also the first federal prosecutor to use a court-ordered wiretap during an FCPA investigation. As a consultant, he has led forensic investigations into numerous matters under DOJ and SEC investigation, as well as matters under investigation by several foreign governments.

Mr. Spiegelhalter earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Brigham Young University and a law degree from Georgetown University. He is a member of the American Bar Association, International Bar Association, National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a board member and treasurer of Gifts for the Homeless, a Washington, D.C. charity that clothes the homeless in and around Washington. Mr. Spiegelhalter regularly speaks and publishes articles on issues involving investigations and compliance.