A photographic portrait of Steve Spiegelhalter
My clients’ brands depend upon the public’s perception of their integrity. So my practice focuses on helping support the integrity of their records, controls, compliance processes, employees and data.

Steve Spiegelhalter

Principal, Ernst & Young LLP, Washington, DC and Virginia Forensic & Integrity Services Practice Leader

Former transnational corruption prosecutor for US Department of Justice. Current leader of the EY Forensic & Integrity Services practice in Washington, DC and Virginia.

Areas of focus Forensics Law

Steve has over 16 years of professional experience that includes investigating complex criminal and civil matters in more than 45 countries, evaluating and implementing compliance programs and analyzing corporate internal controls.

Currently, Steve is a Principal and leader of the Forensic & Integrity Services practice (EY Forensics) at Ernst & Young LLP in Washington, DC — a practice that includes approximately 100 professionals.

Steve has, among other things:

  • Led forensic investigations into allegedly corrupt transactions in more than a dozen countries in Europe, Asia and South America.
  • Overseen investigations into alleged accounting fraud, insider trading, money laundering, and US sanctions violations.
  • Advised companies in the midst of government investigations concerning compliance improvements aimed at mitigating exposure to fines and penalties.
  • Executed compliance assessments for companies in multiple industries.

Steve previously worked as a prosecutor in the US Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Fraud Section, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit and as a corporate compliance officer.

Steve earned his Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center, and his BA in International Relations from Brigham Young University.

How Steve is building a better working world

“I investigate alleged fraud, corruption and other potentially illegal conduct. I also consult for companies and governments to help them prevent misconduct by strengthening their controls and processes. A world without fraud or corruption functions better, ensures that companies can compete on a level playing field and secures for citizens the full benefits their governments can offer.

“When I was a federal fraud and corruption prosecutor, I helped foreign governments root out wrongdoers from within their ranks and returned natural resources to countries that desperately need them. As an EY principal, I use the experience I gained as a federal prosecutor to help companies operating around the world to negotiate challenging local business environments without compromising their values.”

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