Ernst & Young LLP adds Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services partner in Dallas

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Dallas, 8 November 2012 – Ernst & Young LLP today announced that Elizabeth (Beth) Junell has joined the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) practice as a partner in Dallas. Junell is a forensic accountant with significant experience in high-profile fraud, investigations and corporate compliance matters in the US and abroad. She specializes in reactive and proactive anti-corruption related-matters for major multinational companies.

“We’ve seen demand for forensic accounting increase in the last few years and EY is committed to helping our clients tackle their fraud and investigations issues both locally and abroad,” said Brian Loughman, FIDS Leader for the firm. “Beth brings 20 years of experience working with US and international companies to address accounting and financial statement matters, forensic accounting, investigations, litigation consulting and financial statement audit and assurance.”

Junell joins from FTI Consulting’s Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice where she was a managing director. She has experience working on behalf of management for companies under investigation by federal and state agencies, for special committee counsel conducting investigations, and for counsel in a post-investigation monitoring and remediation capacity. She has conducted and managed many forensic accounting investigations resulting from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Securities and Exchange Commission reporting violations, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other alleged fraudulent activities. In recent years, Junell has focused on helping companies improve their overall corporate compliance program as it relates to anti-fraud efforts. Throughout her career, she has worked with clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and distribution; telecommunications; insurance; life sciences; engineering, procurement and construction; energy; and gaming.

She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a CFF (Certified in Financial Fraud) and a CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner). Junell was a former member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners faculty and a former board member for the Dallas Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. 

About EY’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services
Dealing with complex issues of fraud, regulatory compliance and business disputes can detract from efforts to achieve your company’s potential. Better management of fraud risk and compliance exposure is a critical business priority – no matter the industry sector. With more than 1,600 fraud investigation and dispute professionals around the world, we assemble the right multidisciplinary and culturally aligned team to work with you and your legal advisors. And we work to give you the benefit of our broad sector experience, our deep subject matter knowledge and the latest insights from our work worldwide. It’s how EY makes a difference. 

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