David Alexander

David Alexander
Office:
25 Moorgate
EC2R 6AY
City:
London
Country:
England
Tel:
+44 20 7131 8290

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery: Experts

David is the head of the fraud and financial crime practice at Smith & Williamson. He has over 25 years’ experience as a forensic accountant and fraud investigator. He acts for both claimants and defendants in civil, criminal and regulatory matters involving allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption. David’s clients range from large multinational companies to high-net-worth individuals, together with leading litigation and criminal law practices.

David has extensive experience in carrying out high-profile investigations across a range of sectors, including banking, technology, sport and leisure. These investigations have involved false accounting, procurement fraud, theft, allegations of impropriety, banking and treasury fraud, often in international locations including EMEA and the Americas.

Recent highlights include regulatory and criminal investigations resulting from the acquisition of Autonomy by HP, corruption allegations at FIFA, the Dar Al Arkan and Bank Alkhair case and an asset-tracing case involving a multimillion-dollar fraud stretching back 30 years.

David has appeared as both an expert witness and a witness of fact on over 20 occasions. These include civil litigation and criminal cases including confiscation hearings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. David is often recommended by barristers, both for and against, for his credibility as a witness and his ability to explain complex accounting issues in a straightforward manner.

He regularly speaks at conferences, to law firms and regulators, on fraud investigation and asset-tracing and he advises clients on fraud risk management solutions.

David is a regent emeritus of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and past president of the UK chapter.

WWL says: David Alexander is considered “a very smart guy” who wins praise from market respondents as “a very experienced and personable operator” who is “a pleasure to work with”.  

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Asset Recovery which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Consulting Experts: Experts - Investigations - Forensic Accountants

David is the head of the fraud and financial crime practice at Smith & Williamson. He has over 25 years’ experience as a forensic accountant and fraud investigator. He acts for both claimants and defendants in civil, criminal and regulatory matters involving allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption. David’s clients range from large multinational companies to high-net-worth individuals, together with leading litigation and criminal law practices.

David has extensive experience in carrying out high-profile investigations across a range of sectors, including banking, technology, sport and leisure. These investigations have involved false accounting, procurement fraud, theft, allegations of impropriety, banking and treasury fraud, often in international locations including EMEA and the Americas.

Recent highlights include regulatory and criminal investigations resulting from the acquisition of Autonomy by HP, corruption allegations at FIFA, the Dar Al Arkan and Bank Alkhair case and an asset-tracing case involving a multimillion-dollar fraud stretching back 30 years.

David has appeared as both an expert witness and a witness of fact on over 20 occasions. These include civil litigation and criminal cases including confiscation hearings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. David is often recommended by barristers, both for and against, for his credibility as a witness and his ability to explain complex accounting issues in a straightforward manner.

He regularly speaks at conferences, to law firms and regulators, on fraud investigation and asset-tracing and he advises clients on fraud risk management solutions.

David is a regent emeritus of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and past president of the UK chapter.

WWL says: David Alexander is praised for his outstanding abilities in major fraud investigations, with sources praising his "decades of know-how" and his "ability to present the complicated as straightforward".

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Consulting Experts which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Investigations: Forensic Accountants

David is the head of the fraud and financial crime practice at Smith & Williamson. He has over 25 years’ experience as a forensic accountant and fraud investigator. He acts for both claimants and defendants in civil, criminal and regulatory matters involving allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption. David’s clients range from large multinational companies to high-net-worth individuals, together with leading litigation and criminal law practices.

David has extensive experience in carrying out high-profile investigations across a range of sectors, including banking, technology, sport and leisure. These investigations have involved false accounting, procurement fraud, theft, allegations of impropriety, banking and treasury fraud, often in international locations including EMEA and the Americas.

Recent highlights include regulatory and criminal investigations resulting from the acquisition of Autonomy by HP, corruption allegations at FIFA, the Dar Al Arkan and Bank Alkhair case and an asset-tracing case involving a multimillion-dollar fraud stretching back 30 years.

David has appeared as both an expert witness and a witness of fact on over 20 occasions. These include civil litigation and criminal cases including confiscation hearings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. David is often recommended by barristers, both for and against, for his credibility as a witness and his ability to explain complex accounting issues in a straightforward manner.

He regularly speaks at conferences, to law firms and regulators, on fraud investigation and asset-tracing and he advises clients on fraud risk management solutions.

David is a regent emeritus of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and past president of the UK chapter.

WWL says: David Alexander is "excellent at the micro detail" and able to "present complicated information in a straightforward manner" according to clients. He is adept on large fraud investigations where he has "seen it all and performs strongly".

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Investigations which can be purchased from our Shop.

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