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EY hires Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services Partner adding to its FCPA and SEC credentials

Washington, 21 June 2017

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Ernst & Young LLP today announced that Liban Jama has joined its Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) practice as a partner in the Washington, DC office. 

Mr. Jama joins EY after serving as a Senior Advisor of Legal, Policy & Strategy at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) in its Division of Enforcement and Investigations. Before that, he spent nearly a decade at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) where he served as senior advisor to SEC Chair Mary Jo White, and before that he served as counsel to Commissioner Luis Aguilar. In those capacities, he provided advice and counsel on many major regulatory and enforcement matters before the Commission. Earlier in his career, Mr. Jama served as a senior counsel in the SEC’s Enforcement Division, where he handled enforcement investigations in a variety of areas ranging from insider trading to disclosure fraud, and he was a member of the division’s specialized unit devoted to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Mr. Jama began his career at Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington where he was an attorney focused on corporate and securities matters. Mr. Jama holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.   

“Today’s compliance landscape is in flux as regulations are added or removed. Our clients require robust and comprehensive compliance programs that adhere to current regulations, but can adapt to comply with future changes,” said Brian Loughman, EY Americas FIDS Leader. “Liban’s views on corporate governance and compliance, as well as his experience handling a variety of anti-corruption, fraud and bribery matters, can help our clients develop programs that can keep up with shifting compliance scenarios. He will be a valued addition to our team as we continue to expand our FIDS practice.”

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