Drew Costello is a partner at FRA based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Drew specialises in the areas of forensic accounting and corporate compliance, with over 20 years of experience in both professional services and industry roles.
Drew provides investigative services for attorneys, corporate management and governmental agencies pertaining to a variety of matters, including foreign corruption and bribery in the international markets (FCPA), earnings management, anticompetitive practices, conflicts of interest, as well as other types of general fraud and misconduct schemes. Drew has significant experience of guiding companies through regulatory investigations, including those resulting in deferred prosecution agreements and the appointment of independent compliance monitors.
Drew also assists clients in their continuous efforts to establish and strengthen best-in-class compliance, ethics and anti-fraud programmes and internal controls to mitigate the evolving risks of digitalisation, regulation and globalisation. Drew has direct experience in leading companies through all stages of compliance programme maturity, from establishing a foundation of policy development and global awareness training, to procedural development of core compliance activities (anonymous reporting mechanisms, preapproval protocols, third-party due diligence, etc), to embedding a risk-based monitoring and auditing protocol.
Prior to joining FRA, Drew was a director of compliance audit at Teva Pharmaceuticals, where he managed and delivered proactive audits assessing compliance and fraud risk related to the FCPA, the Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, antitrust laws, data privacy, and restricted promotional practices in the US and over 80 global affiliates.
During his career, Drew has had exposure to a broad range of Fortune 500 companies in a number of sectors, including life sciences, financial services, food and beverage, and energy, as well as advising local, state and federal government entities. Drew is a certified public accountant (CPA) licensed in Pennsylvania, and a certified fraud examiner (CFE); he is also certified in financial forensics (CFF).