WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that Michael R. Pace, Senior Managing Director and Global Co-leader of the Global Risk and Investigations Practice ("GRIP"), was among the industry leaders honored in The National Law Journal's inaugural list of 50 Governance, Risk & Compliance ("GRC") Trailblazers & Pioneers.
The National Law Journal published its first annual special supplement recognizing 50 of the top GRC Trailblazers & Pioneers in the legal arena. The recipients were honored for their contributions in moving the needle on corporate compliance and the law. The National Law Journal reviewed an array of law firm leaders, corporate in-house innovators, risk consultants, technologists and compliance strategists and the GRC Trailblazers & Pioneers catalogs the extraordinary accomplishments of these groundbreaking thinkers.
Mr. Pace, who began his career as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice in Chicago, specializes in conducting complex investigative assignments for boards and senior management at public and private corporations, legal counsel, the financial sector and educational institutions. Mr. Pace's case work has included corporate investigations involving allegations of fraud or corporate corruption, due diligence investigations, asset investigations and dispute-related inquiries. He also leads compliance-related engagements, including risk assessments and gap analyses, and has helped companies design, evaluate and improve anti-corruption and anti-fraud compliance programs.
Mr. Pace has conducted investigations in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. Among his numerous internal corporate investigations, Mr. Pace recently led a global inquiry for a multi-national investment firm involving the misappropriation of trade secrets, proprietary trading strategies, and other valuable intellectual property assets, and he supervised an asset investigation that included fact-finding and analysis in the Ukraine, Russia and the U.S. Mr. Pace has led audit committee investigations, including a case for a $12 billion publicly-traded manufacturing company that involved allegations of significant accounting fraud and other misconduct. Mr. Pace also has significant Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") experience, most recently leading the investigation into allegations of serious corruption in the Chinese operations of a large, multi-national life sciences company; conducting a risk assessment of a global healthcare company's operations and practices in China; conducting an investigation of alleged FCPA violations in Europe and Argentina for a medical device manufacturer; and leading the FCPA pre-acquisition due diligence in Pakistan, Oman, Bangladesh, Egypt, China and Indonesia related to the commercial agents of a target company in the oil and gas sector.
"Mike and his team have built the GRIP practice into a world-class team of experts, which many consider to be the best in the business," said Neal Hochberg, Global Leader of the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment at FTI Consulting. "Mike is dedicated to delivering the highest level of service while solving our clients' most complex problems. I am extremely proud that he has been honored with such a prestigious recognition from The National Law Journal. This is a true testament to his innovative leadership style and the impact that he is making throughout the industry."
For more information on The National Law Journal award, as well as a full list of winners, please visit The National Law Journal website.
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FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,200 employees located in 26 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.65 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2013. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.
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