Global Investigations Management; United Nations and Multi-Lateral Development Bank Investigations and Sanctions.
Summary of Experience
Michael specialises in the management of cross border criminal and administrative investigations. He joined Fulcrum Chambers directly from the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight (OIOS) in New York where he served as the Director of the Investigations Division responsible for the investigation of allegations of staff misconduct and fraud committed against the Organisation.
In his former role as Manager of the World Bank’s External Investigations Unit in Washington D.C., he managed multiple teams conducting fraud and corruption investigations into World Bank projects globally. He also played a leading role in developing the strategic partnerships and methodology used to successfully undertake serious fraud or corruption investigations, some involving major corporations in parallel with law enforcement and prosecution agencies from a variety of international jurisdictions.
Michael has been a regular speaker at a variety of international investigations forums including the International Foreign Bribery Task Force, the Conference of International Investigators and the US SEC Foreign Bribery and Corruption Conference.
He brings with him considerable experience in complex, multi-jurisdictional and politically sensitive investigations, a highly professional approach and considerable expertise in the fields of fraud and corruption on UN and MDB development projects.
Michael’s qualifications include an LL.M (Int’l Criminal Law) and an M.A (Police Studies).