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Patrick Kelkar is a Partner in the New York office. He specializes in investigating complex transnational fraud and corruption cases. Patrick has a wide range of experience in conducting financial investigations around the globe, as well as internal misconduct and corruption investigations. Patrick manages a practice group that conducts numerous Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption due diligence and investigation assignments. His team has recently conducted work in more than 90 countries.
He was previously a Senior Investigator with the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme (the “Volcker Committee”). For the Volcker Committee, Patrick played a key role in the high-profile investigation into allegations of corruption against the Executive Director of the U.N. Programme.
He also served as an investigator for the World Bank’s fraud and corruption investigations unit where he conducted numerous procurement and financial investigations of development projects in Africa and Asia, as well as investigations of various internal fraud and corruption allegations. Prior to this, Patrick worked for several years as an analyst with PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Dispute Analysis & Investigations practice.
He has investigated allegations of fraud, misconduct, corruption, kickbacks, theft and embezzlement specifically in procurement, contract bidding and award, and operations. These investigations range from localized, discrete internal investigations to wide-scale international investigations for large organizations and institutions.
Patrick has spoken at professional conferences on topics including “Conducting Ethics & Compliance Due Diligence: A Roadmap” and “Compliance – Selecting an Effective and Robust Model for Your Company”.