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Michael Malarkey




Executive summary


Michael Malarkey is a Managing Director at Grant Thornton serving global law firms, outside counsel, in-house general counsel, c-suite executives, and external Boards of Directors. He is an expert in providing bespoke solutions to matters requiring responses to government regulatory scrutiny resulting in the need for investigative forensic accounting, fraud investigation, program remediation, complex dispute resolution, data analytics and independent compliance monitoring. He has over 30 years of experience in serving financial institutions, Big Four accounting firms, and advisory services consultancies and clients within a variety of industries including banking, securities, broker/dealers, digital assets, logistics and natural resources.

He has robust experience in serving clients in the America’s requiring investigative due diligence, compliance program testing and counseling, internal investigations, and complex functional litigation support in the anti-bribery, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering areas. He has investigated allegations of misconduct affecting pharmaceutical, life sciences, energy, construction, insurance, financial services, banking, private equity clients and has conducted broad dispute resolution including computer forensics, electronic discovery, and cybersecurity. He has performed numerous investigations on behalf of special committees related to alleged FCPA/AML violations and similar compliance violations, whistleblower claims, False Claims Act matters, and improper revenue recognition. He has also reviewed various internal control processes and procedures evaluating compliance under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act a recent legislation resulting from the credit crisis.

Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Mr. Malarkey was a Partner at Alvarez & Marsal where he led strategic business development and practice growth initiatives in the US, UK and Brazil. Mr. Malarkey has previously held several Partner-level positions in the forensic accounting and compliance consulting space for various professional services and advisory consulting firms.


Professional qualifications and memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


Community involvement

  • Advisory Board — Corporate Counsel Institute of the Georgetown University Law Center



  • Cornell University — BS, Applied Economics and Business Management

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