Fraud and forensic accounting expert Zimiles to speak at SU College of Law Commencement
Ellen Zimiles LAW’83 will deliver the 2010 Commencement address to graduates of Syracuse University College of Law on Sunday, May 23, in the Carrier Dome. A graduate of SU College of Law, Zimiles is co-founder of Daylight Forensic & Advisory LLC, an independent fraud risk management firm conducting forensic investigations and advising on regulatory compliance, and is global head of investigations and compliance for Navigant Consultants (NYSE: NCI). Zimiles has more than 25 years of litigation and investigation experience, including some 10 years as a federal prosecutor. Before forming Daylight, she was a principal at KPMG, a Big Four accounting firm, for which she coordinated the forensic practice across all industry segments and was practice leader for the financial services industry. She is a leading authority on anti-money laundering programs, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, fraud control and public corruption matters.
Zimiles has worked with a multitude of financial institutions preparing for regulatory exams, developing remediation programs and assisting organizations as a regulatory liaison. Previously, she was an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York for almost 10 years. She served in the civil and criminal divisions and was chief of the forfeiture unit for more than six years. Zimiles was also responsible for many high-profile money laundering, fraud and forfeiture cases. In recognition for her contributions as a federal prosecutor, Zimiles received the U.S. Department of Justice’s John Marshall Award for Outstanding Service and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Integrity Award.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College and a juris doctor degree from SU College of Law, where she served as an editor of the Syracuse Law Review.