Jeffrey Taylor, former United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, has joined Ernst & Young as the Americas Leader of the firms Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services area within the Americas Assurance practice.
In his new role, he will be responsible for strategic growth and management of the FIDS practice, which helps companies deal with the complex issues related to fraud, regulatory compliance and business disputes.
In recent years the need for comprehensive risk management in the area of fraud has risen to the forefront in the minds of business executives, said Tom Hough, Americas Vice Chair of Assurance Services at Ernst & Young. Coming from his roles in the federal and legal sectors, Jeffs perspective positions him well to assist clients as they manage todays complicated regulatory compliance requirements and legal disputes.
The addition of Taylor will increase the firms existing range of services in the areas of fraud and litigation. During his 14-year career with the Justice Department, Taylor has held a number of high-level legal positions in Washington. Prior to his role as U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, he served as a senior advisor to Attorneys General John D. Ashcroft and Alberto R. Gonzales. While in that position, he advised the attorneys general on matters concerning national security, counterterrorism, counterintelligence and criminal enforcement.
Taylor also oversaw operations conducted by numerous department agencies, including the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review, the departments Criminal Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration, while providing guidance to the attorneys general on international anti-corruption initiatives and the departments Corporate Fraud Task Force. In addition to these efforts, he helped design and establish the departments National Security Division and provided counsel to the attorneys general regarding items of interest to the Presidents Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
As U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Taylor supervised the investigation and prosecution of cases involving government procurement fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, health care fraud, corporate and securities fraud, export control violations, money laundering, public corruption, counterterrorism and counterintelligence. He was also a member of the Attorney Generals Advisory Committee, a group which consists of seventeen U.S. attorneys from across the nation who advise the attorney general on policy matters and recommend policies for federal prosecutors throughout the country.
Taylor has served as chief crime counsel on the United States Senate, Committee on the Judiciary, providing direction on matters related to criminal law, regulatory enforcement, intelligence, intellectual property and issues of national security. Prior to his work on the Judiciary Committee, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of California, where he handled numerous investigations and prosecutions.
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