Bob Lindquist, director of forensics at Sequor Law, is focused on the assessment and execution of financial investigations based upon his analytical ability, intuition and knowledge of fraud gained from 40 years of domestic and international investigative cases.
Lindquist’s extensive case experience includes many high-profile investigations on behalf of corporations and governments in the USA, Antigua, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Grenada, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, the Netherlands, Malawi, Trinidad, Romania, St Lucia, Switzerland and the UK. He has obtained courtroom experience through expert witness testimony on over 60 occasions, and attendance with counsel at trials and depositions. Lindquist is the author of Accounting as an Investigative Aid; and co-author Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting and The Accountant’s Handbook of Fraud & Commercial Crime.
Prior to joining Sequor Law, Lindquist was senior partner at Lindquist Forensics for some 20 years; before this he spent three years as principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Washington, DC. He is regent emeritus at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Lindquist was recognised for his professional contributions via election as a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario; and election to the board of regents, and later as chair, of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in Austin, Texas.
Lindquist has conducted many presentations on financial crime at fora including the IBA Conference in Cancun; the International Money Laundering Conference in Montreal; the ABA White-Collar Crime Conference in San Francisco; and the Pacific Rim Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Conference in Vancouver. His presentations, whose titles need no explanation, include "Lack of Ethics and Poor Controls = Corruption", "The Mindset of Corruption: A Case Study in Greed", "Detecting Fraud and Non-Compliance", "What to Expect From Your Forensic Accountant" and "Facts Beyond the Numbers: Forensic Accounting."
In November 2011, The World Bank published The Puppet Masters: How the Corrupt Hide Stolen Assets Using Legal Structures and What to Do About It. Bob Lindquist was an adviser in what the Bank described as the "investigators’ project", acting as a source for facts and opinions.
In 2019, Lindquist advised an NYSE public company that had purchased a company in 2014 and later learned of the false financial representations that led to an arbitration award in 2019; Lindquist worked to determine the whereabouts of the “purchase funds”, being some C$60 million traced to recover assets. In 2017-2018 advised a liquidator in Chile in relation to the alleged Ponzi scheme of Alberto Chang Rajii, dubbed “the Chilean Madoff”, to determine the whereabouts of the investors’ funds totalling some $201 million that were transferred through eight countries over six years.In 2015, Lindquist acted on behalf of the plaintiff to conduct a study of the $1.5 billion in disbursements, flowing from a contract with the US government to deliver fuel to troops in Iraq, among domestic and foreign bank accounts for the years 2006 to 2010. This revealed a parallel disbursement structure between the USA and Europe/the Middle East and to identify potential assets for recovery related to the targets.