Mr. Barton has conducted a large number of investigations into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption and other ethics violations and has recently completed assignments arising from both internal and external whistleblowing at a major European corporate. Many of these investigations have been cross border, and required him to conduct interviews and gather information in multiple countries. He has managed all aspects of these assignments including multi-cultural and multi-lingual teams and the appropriate use of forensic technology specialists. He has also taken Receivership appointments, and directorships in multiple countries, to trace, recover and manage assets stolen from a Kazakh bank.
Mr. Barton has given evidence in the English High Court and others on a range of fraud, asset recovery and investigation matters and also in criminal and civil cases in Russia.
In relation to bribery and corruption, especially the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), he has managed assignments in all aspects of the life-cycle, from providing training and education to corporate management and staff, conducting pre-acquisition due diligence, investigations into allegations of bribery and corruption and remediation in cases where control gaps have been identified.
Mr. Barton has also assisted clients with developing policies, procedures and supporting tools in relation to various aspects of compliance. He has also provided training and education to clients on a broad range of fraud awareness, prevention and remediation issues such as corruption and bribery, internal audit, compliance reviews and internal investigations.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Barton was a managing director with the Forensic Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Tokyo.
Mr. Barton earned a bachelor's degree in history, is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
Mr. Barton has spoken on cross-border investigations at the 2010 and 2011 ACFE European Fraud Conferences. He has also had articles published and been quoted in numerous journals and newspapers, including the Financial Times, in relation to the U.K. Bribery Act.