Yousr Khalil is a Partner at FRA and heads the Paris Office She is a forensic accountant with over 20 years’ experience in matters involving fraud and corruption, government contracts litigation & disputes, internal investigations in the US, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF).
Yousr led the FRA team supporting Airbus in a multi-year forensic accounting and eDiscovery review within the context of the company’s multinational investigation, reporting to four investigative authorities: UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the US Department of State (DOS) and French Parquet National Financier (PNF). FRA’s work involved the analysis of large volumes of financial data to satisfy the demands of dozens of teams of instructing lawyers and reporting to authorities. Yousr managed a global team of more than 70 professionals across FRA offices and departments. She liaised with a wide range of stakeholders within the client company from finance staff to the C-suite as well as working with international legal teams to answer multiple regulators requests.
Prior to FRA, Yousr worked for Kroll in Dubai as a senior director and was a key member of its Middle East financial investigations practice. Yousr has also worked as a managing consultant for Navigant Consulting advising on complex financial reporting and financial restatements accounting issues and FCPA investigations, and as an auditor for Arthur Andersen.
Additional representative experience includes:
- Expert report in a litigation between the Arab Republic of Egypt and concession contractor regarding gas connections completed during the period of the gas concession agreement to identify potential instances of breach of contract and related impact on claims made to the government for reimbursement
- In 2018, Yousr assisted Counsel through the first French Anti-corruption Agency compliance monitorship on a review which included the collection and analysis of financial and accounting data, high-risk transaction testing and interviews.
- Prior to FRA, Yousr was part of the team engaged by the Bahraini public prosecutor to investigate complaints submitted by the Central Bank of Bahrain and the Algosaibi Family related to the collapse of The International Banking Corporation and Awal Bank.
She has experience supporting clients in addressing their Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and government contracts compliance issues in a wide range of industries, including: professional services; oil and gas; manufacturing; biotechnology; engineering; and information technology.