Elaine Carey is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Los Angeles. Ms. Carey joined FTI Consulting in 2012 and is a member of the Global Risk and Investigations Practice. She manages complex investigative, business intelligence and risk mitigation consulting assignments undertaken by FTI Consulting globally.
Ms. Carey has served as an advisor and problem solver to senior executives of Fortune 100 and multinational corporations and law firms for more than 30 years, overseeing clients’ most complex and sensitive problems around the globe involving integrity, political, security and reputational risks.
Ms. Carey recently served as Senior Director, National Director of Investigations, and Head of the Los Angeles office of Control Risks. Ms. Carey led all investigative work in North America for Control Risks for more than 11 years including due diligence, fraud, business intelligence, IP theft, FCPA compliance, anti-corruption programs, litigation support, asset-tracing, counterfeiting, supply chain issues and money laundering for corporations and law firms.
Ms. Carey, who speaks Spanish, has extensive experience in working with multinational corporations and law firms on FCPA and anti-corruption issues globally but particularly in Latin America, primarily in Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia. She has managed corruption and fraud investigations that often involved political and governmental corruption, cartels, and organized crime. She has led investigations which uncovered money laundering by cartels through investment firms and money laundering and supply chain infiltration through Fortune 500 corporations. She has led anti-money laundering reviews and investigations for Latin American banks and money service businesses.
Prior to joining Control Risks, Ms. Carey was a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers Investigations in Los Angeles. She managed a broad range of complex matters including anti-corruption investigations in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East including a major apparel sweatshop investigation in Asia, a major internal bank fraud in the Middle East and massive corruption in a Fortune 100 food manufacturer’s Latin American subsidiary.
Ms. Carey also served as Managing Director for Kroll Associates in Southern California, where she managed firm wide operations in Southern California.
Early in her career, Ms. Carey was an Investigative Journalist, reporting from more than 30 countries on political, economic, business and social developments. She was both a print and radio journalist for American and British media including the Atlanta Constitution, Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, ABC Radio, The Financial Times Newsletter and UPI. Ms. Carey established an office in Moscow for Cox Newspapers in 1988 and spent five years chronicling the end of the Soviet Union under Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin. Prior to that, she lived in Mexico City and covered the Mexican debt crisis as well as Central American events including the Nicaraguan Contras. From 1980 to 1983, she lived in Beirut and reported extensively on OPEC, Syria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon. During a two-year posting in Stockholm, Ms. Carey reported on international business matters focusing on Scandinavian industries such as steel, energy and automobiles. She began her career as a business journalist based in London.
Ms. Carey holds a B.A. in English literature from Grinnell College, and was a mid-career fellow at the Harvard University Russian Research Center in 1987-1988.
Ms. Carey has been interviewed frequently on issues of risk, fraud and money laundering in the national media.