Neil Keenan is a Partner at FRA based in the firm’s Washington DC office, and Co-Lead of FRA’s Investigations practice. Neil specializes in the delivery of forensic accounting services including investigations in a number of areas including: corruption; accounting fraud; asset misappropriation; and embezzlement.
Complimenting Neil’s investigation work, Neil provides compliance advice to clients around anti-corruption programs, internal controls and corporate governance frameworks. Neil has provided compliance advice in connection with several compliance monitorships arising from deferred prosecution agreements entered into with the DoJ. Neil has also advised clients in connection with compliance program assessments as part of settlement discussions with enforcement agencies.
During his 25+ years of experience Neil has developed a broad experience that includes claims processing, M&A financial and compliance due diligence, corporate finance, corporate valuations, business recovery and restructurings, and external and internal audit services. Neil has served clients across numerous industries including pharmaceutical and life science, healthcare, energy, telecommunications, automotive, aviation and transportation, technology and entertainment.
Prior to joining FRA, Neil was a Partner at PwC in their Washington DC, and Los Angeles, LA offices. He also worked for PwC in Dubai, UAE, and Aberdeen, UK. He has conducted engagements in 25+ countries. As a result he has extensive international experience, and a broad knowledge and understanding of diverse business cultures and practices that factor into delivering value to complex multi-national organizations.
Neil has a degree in Chemistry from the University of Aberdeen, UK and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Additional representative experience includes:
- In 2020, Neil led the investigation into a $6-7 billion fraud at a FTSE 100 healthcare company based in the Middle East, that involved off balance sheet loan agreements, reverse factoring financing, misappropriation of assets and accounting fraud. Neil presented his findings to the UK Serious Fraud Office, Financial Reporting Council and the Dubai Economic Security Department.
- Neil was the lead partner on a post acquisition compliance due diligence review in connection with a $5billion acquisition of a manufacturing company, that included a review of 35+ countries and projects around the world.
- Neil recently led investigations into alleged bribery associated with the award of contracts in Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania funded by African Development Bank, and transportation contracts in South Africa.