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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Emma Hodges is a “very strong” forensic accountant with significant experience of handling investigations concerning bribery and corruption on behalf of corporates.

Biography

Emma Hodges, a partner at FRA, has over 17 years of experience conducting multi-jurisdictional forensic accounting compliance reviews and investigations, internal controls reviews, and audits.

Emma has developed extensive experience working with companies post-investigation in compliance monitorship contexts, as well as having led teams in conducting investigations and compliance reviews concerning money laundering, bribery and corruption related allegations and risks. She has performed in-country assignments across Latin America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Emma has provided forensic accounting support in the context of multiple FCPA and fraud related deferred prosecution agreements for companies operating in the financial services, oil and gas, engineering and aviation industries.

Emma has also supported the New York State Department of Financial Services-appointed monitor to an international bank, focusing on anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance, reviewing the bank’s policies and procedures, and designing and implementing customer account and transactional testing to assess efficacy and strength of the compliance program and controls. 

Emma’s recent experience further includes jointly leading an internal investigation for a European bank, focused on AML-related issues and allegations in connection with higher risk populations of customers.

Emma is a chartered accountant and a certified fraud examiner. She earned a double bachelor's degree in accounting and finance and Japanese from Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. She is recognised in GIR's "40 under 40 2017" listing as one of the world's leading young investigations specialists.

WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

"Emma is a very strong practitioner"
"She is really good and is one of the most trusted people in the UK forensic scene"

Biography

Emma Hodges, a Partner at FRA, has nearly 20 years of experience conducting multi-jurisdictional forensic accounting compliance reviews, investigations and internal controls reviews.

Emma has developed extensive experience in compliance remediation efforts working with companies either under or post-investigation, as well as having led teams conducting investigations and pro-active compliance reviews concerning money laundering, bribery and corruption related risks and allegations. She jointly led the forensic accounting aspects of a recent internal investigation for a European bank, focused on AML-related issues and allegations.  Emma’s in-country assignments have covered Latin America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Emma has provided forensic accounting support in the context of multiple FCPA and fraud related monitorships for companies operating in the financial services, oil and gas, engineering, automotive and aviation industries.  She is part of the team supporting the FRA partner appointed by the DOJ as corporate compliance monitor to IAV GmbH under its Plea Agreement related to a conspiracy to defraud a US agency in connection with US environmental regulations.

Emma co-authored FRA’s published chapter: Monitorships: Leveraging Forensic Accountants, Global Investigations Review, 2019. She was also recognized in GIR’s 40 under 40 2017 listing as one of the world’s Leading young investigations specialists and Who’s Who Legal Investigations, Consulting Experts and Future Leaders. She is a favorite among market commentators, who praise her as a “rising star” in the forensic accountancy field and has an excellent reputation, particularly for her compliance advisory work.

Emma is a chartered accountant and a certified fraud examiner. She earned a double bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance and Japanese from Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia.

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