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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.

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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

The “excellent” Emma Hodges is “a really good forensic expert” and “one of the more trusted people in the UK forensic scene”.

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.

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