Dallas, Texas – Ryan, the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada, today announced that Peter McLaughlin has joined the management team as Principal to lead the Firm’s new Fraud and Forensic Recovery practice.
Mr. McLaughlin is a leading authority in the field of fraud and forensic recovery, and works extensively with law firms and corporations in forensic accounting, litigation, electronic discovery, and data mining matters. He will lead a multi-disciplinary global team of forensic accountants, certified fraud examiners, former law enforcement and regulatory officials, economists, statisticians, and forensic technology specialists to provide dispute analysis and global investigative services in regulatory inquiries, litigation, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters.
Additionally, Mr. McLaughlin will deploy more than 20 specialists in data mining and electronic discovery who leverage state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated test algorithms to perform proactive electronic reviews of transactional data to identify fraud, waste, and abuse. These services reduce compliance risk, identify internal control issues, and provide investigative insights that deliver performance-based solutions for cost savings and recovery.
Mr. McLaughlin has more than 25 years of experience in forensic investigative services within the accounting profession and served eight years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, where he specialized in fraud investigations. He was the delegation leader for People to People’s Citizen Ambassador Program, representing the United States in a financial crimes and fraud prevention delegation to the People’s Republic of China. He is a nationally recognized lecturer on fraud detection, prevention, and recovery, and has authored several publications on forensic investigations and best practices for detecting fraud within corporations.
Prior to joining Ryan, Mr. McLaughlin was Practice Leader for the Forensic and Investigative Services practice of a national accounting firm, conducting forensic financial investigations for Fortune 500 companies operating throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Mr. McLaughlin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Lethbridge and a Computer Crimes Investigators Certificate from the Canadian Police College. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.
“I’m excited to have a veteran leader and visionary like Pete McLaughlin join our leadership team and drive the aggressive growth of Ryan’s new Fraud and Forensic Recovery practice,” said G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan. “Our clients will benefit tremendously from Pete’s strategic leadership and the added value that fraud and forensic recovery services will bring to new and existing engagements.”
“I look forward to adding tremendous value for the Firm’s portfolio of premier global clients and contributing to the rapid expansion and revenue growth of Ryan’s Fraud and Forensic Recovery practice,” said Mr. McLaughlin. “I am proud to join Ryan’s powerful roster of successful leaders and help support their proven record of client service and industry innovation.”
Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,700 professionals and associates serves over 29,000 clients in more than 75 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at ryan.com.
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