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WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say:

"Ernest stands out for his diligence and business understanding"
"He has an excellent awareness of different cultural business practices around the world"
"His work product is always well organised and on-point"

Biography

Ernest Brod is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations in New York and leads the firm's business intelligence practice. Mr Brod has extensive experience in applying cutting edge forensic techniques to corporate investigations and providing in-depth business intelligence services to clients around the world.

Mr Brod is credited with groundbreaking work in applying a variety of investigative tools on behalf of companies engaged in litigation, global asset searches, enhanced due diligence and in corporate contests and transactions. In 30 years as an investigative and intelligence consultant, Mr Brod has worked with the country's leading law firms, corporations and financial institutions. His efforts helped the field of business investigations gain acceptance from corporate America and prominent law firms.

Mr Brod has uncovered assets around the world of borrowers who owe hundreds of millions of dollars to the four systemic Greek banks. He led the search for assets of the government of Venezuela and for Baby Doc Duvalier's pirated assets on behalf of the government of Haiti, According to Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery 2015, Mr Brod “excels in tracing hidden assets".

Mr Brod is widely recognised as an authority on shareholder activism, proxy contests and hostile takeovers. By looking for hidden issues within companies, as well as insufficient disclosure or misrepresentation by their principals, his investigative work has helped clients reduce the risk of fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) issues, and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and terrorism concerns. In recent years, he has led panel discussions at the New York City Bar Association and at the Federal Bar Council Inns of Court about "pretexting" and the impact of the Hewlett-Packard case on corporate investigations. He has also written and lectured extensively on dotcom fraud, hostile takeovers, investigative due diligence, doing business in Asia, and litigation intelligence.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr Brod led the business intelligence practice at Navigant and was a director in the forensic and dispute services practice for Deloitte FAS. Earlier, he spent 17 years with Kroll as one of the leaders of its investigation and intelligence business, and was a founder and CEO of Citigate Global Intelligence. Early in his career, he served for five years as an attorney/investigator with the Federal Trade Commission.

Mr Brod earned a BA from Columbia College and a JD from Columbia Law School.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Ernest Brod is a prominent name in the field, praised for his specialist knowledge of matters relating to global asset searches, fraud and corruption investigations, as well as reputational due diligence.

Biography

Ernest Brod is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations in New York and leads the firm's business intelligence practice. Mr Brod has extensive experience in applying cutting edge forensic techniques to corporate investigations and providing in-depth business intelligence services to clients around the world.

Mr Brod is credited with groundbreaking work in applying a variety of investigative tools on behalf of companies engaged in litigation, global asset searches, enhanced due diligence and in corporate contests and transactions. In 30 years as an investigative and intelligence consultant, Mr Brod has worked with the country's leading law firms, corporations and financial institutions. His efforts helped the field of business investigations gain acceptance from corporate America and prominent law firms.

Mr Brod has uncovered assets around the world of borrowers who owe hundreds of millions of dollars to the four systemic Greek banks. He led the search for assets of the government of Venezuela and for Baby Doc Duvalier's pirated assets on behalf of the government of Haiti, According to Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery 2015, Mr Brod “excels in tracing hidden assets".

Mr Brod is widely recognised as an authority on shareholder activism, proxy contests and hostile takeovers. By looking for hidden issues within companies, as well as insufficient disclosure or misrepresentation by their principals, his investigative work has helped clients reduce the risk of fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) issues, and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and terrorism concerns. In recent years, he has led panel discussions at the New York City Bar Association and at the Federal Bar Council Inns of Court about "pretexting" and the impact of the Hewlett-Packard case on corporate investigations. He has also written and lectured extensively on dotcom fraud, hostile takeovers, investigative due diligence, doing business in Asia, and litigation intelligence.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr Brod led the business intelligence practice at Navigant and was a director in the forensic and dispute services practice for Deloitte FAS. Earlier, he spent 17 years with Kroll as one of the leaders of its investigation and intelligence business, and was a founder and CEO of Citigate Global Intelligence. Early in his career, he served for five years as an attorney/investigator with the Federal Trade Commission.

Mr Brod earned a BA from Columbia College and a JD from Columbia Law School.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Investigations specialist Ernest Brod is a leading light on internal investigations, asset searches and corruption matters. 

Biography

Ernest Brod is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations in New York and leads the firm's business intelligence practice. Mr Brod has extensive experience in applying cutting edge forensic techniques to corporate investigations and providing in-depth business intelligence services to clients around the world.

Mr Brod is credited with groundbreaking work in applying a variety of investigative tools on behalf of companies engaged in litigation, global asset searches, enhanced due diligence and in corporate contests and transactions. In 30 years as an investigative and intelligence consultant, Mr Brod has worked with the country's leading law firms, corporations and financial institutions. His efforts helped the field of business investigations gain acceptance from corporate America and prominent law firms.

Mr Brod has uncovered assets around the world of borrowers who owe hundreds of millions of dollars to the four systemic Greek banks. He led the search for assets of the government of Venezuela and for Baby Doc Duvalier's pirated assets on behalf of the government of Haiti, According to Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery 2015, Mr Brod “excels in tracing hidden assets".

Mr Brod is widely recognised as an authority on shareholder activism, proxy contests and hostile takeovers. By looking for hidden issues within companies, as well as insufficient disclosure or misrepresentation by their principals, his investigative work has helped clients reduce the risk of fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) issues, and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and terrorism concerns. In recent years, he has led panel discussions at the New York City Bar Association and at the Federal Bar Council Inns of Court about "pretexting" and the impact of the Hewlett-Packard case on corporate investigations. He has also written and lectured extensively on dotcom fraud, hostile takeovers, investigative due diligence, doing business in Asia, and litigation intelligence.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr Brod led the business intelligence practice at Navigant and was a director in the forensic and dispute services practice for Deloitte FAS. Earlier, he spent 17 years with Kroll as one of the leaders of its investigation and intelligence business, and was a founder and CEO of Citigate Global Intelligence. Early in his career, he served for five years as an attorney/investigator with the Federal Trade Commission.

Mr Brod earned a BA from Columbia College and a JD from Columbia Law School.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

“A well-respected expert for corporate investigations” 
“He has impressive experience in handling complex forensic analysis” 

Biography

Ernest Brod is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations in New York and leads the firm's business intelligence practice. Mr Brod has extensive experience in applying cutting edge forensic techniques to corporate investigations and providing in-depth business intelligence services to clients around the world.

Mr Brod is credited with groundbreaking work in applying a variety of investigative tools on behalf of companies engaged in litigation, global asset searches, enhanced due diligence and in corporate contests and transactions. In 30 years as an investigative and intelligence consultant, Mr Brod has worked with the country's leading law firms, corporations and financial institutions. His efforts helped the field of business investigations gain acceptance from corporate America and prominent law firms.

Mr Brod has uncovered assets around the world of borrowers who owe hundreds of millions of dollars to the four systemic Greek banks. He led the search for assets of the government of Venezuela and for Baby Doc Duvalier's pirated assets on behalf of the government of Haiti, According to Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery 2015, Mr Brod “excels in tracing hidden assets".

Mr Brod is widely recognised as an authority on shareholder activism, proxy contests and hostile takeovers. By looking for hidden issues within companies, as well as insufficient disclosure or misrepresentation by their principals, his investigative work has helped clients reduce the risk of fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) issues, and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and terrorism concerns. In recent years, he has led panel discussions at the New York City Bar Association and at the Federal Bar Council Inns of Court about "pretexting" and the impact of the Hewlett-Packard case on corporate investigations. He has also written and lectured extensively on dotcom fraud, hostile takeovers, investigative due diligence, doing business in Asia, and litigation intelligence.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr Brod led the business intelligence practice at Navigant and was a director in the forensic and dispute services practice for Deloitte FAS. Earlier, he spent 17 years with Kroll as one of the leaders of its investigation and intelligence business, and was a founder and CEO of Citigate Global Intelligence. Early in his career, he served for five years as an attorney/investigator with the Federal Trade Commission.

Mr Brod earned a BA from Columbia College and a JD from Columbia Law School.

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