NEW YORK & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EXIGER, the global regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance firm today announced the appointment of Christopher Prather as Managing Director at EXIGER Advisory, EXIGER’s specialized consulting division, which executes the firm’s monitoring assignments and delivers sustainable governance, risk management and regulatory compliance consulting services to financial institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations and multinational corporations.
Mr. Prather joins EXIGER from Thacher Associates, where he was a Managing Director, responsible for leading a variety of integrity and compliance engagements focused on the construction industry. In this role, he assisted companies in developing compliance programs, led litigation support, and oversaw voluntary and court-mandated monitorships. Monitoring assignments managed under his guidance included New York City’s post-Sandy Rapid Repairs Program, the New York City Housing Authority’s Bond B program, and the New York Thruway Authority’s design build procurement for the Tappan Zee Bridge.
Prior to Thacher Associates, Mr. Prather was the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). During his tenure with the MTA, Mr. Prather oversaw the team of attorneys and investigators responsible for safeguarding the agency’s multi-billion dollar capital program and designing and implementing the MTA’s corporate ethics programs.
“Chris is one of the world’s leading experts on infrastructure and large scale construction project compliance, with proven experience in both the public and private sectors,” said Michael Beber, President & CEO of EXIGER. “His decades of experience will prove invaluable as we continue to expand our advisory services into new industries.”
Before joining the MTA, Mr. Prather held several posts with the New York State Attorney General’s office, including Deputy Attorney General overseeing New York’s Statewide Organized Crime Task Force and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. Mr. Prather also held senior positions in the New York City School Construction Authority and the New York County District Attorney’s office. He began his legal career in the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office.
“EXIGER has rapidly become the go-to advisor on the world’s most complex compliance and monitoring assignments; I really look forward to being a part of this amazing team,” said Mr. Prather.
Mr. Prather earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and his Juris Doctor from North Carolina School of Law.
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EXIGER is a global regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance firm. EXIGER arms financial institutions and multinational corporations with the practical advice and solutions they need to prevent compliance breaches, respond to risk, remediate major issues and monitor ongoing business activities. EXIGER was initially launched to lead the court-appointed monitorship of HSBC – the largest, most comprehensive monitorship to date. EXIGER works with regulators in the US, UK and around the world to evaluate the effectiveness of HSBC’s money-laundering and sanctions compliance controls across its 6,300 offices in 75 countries around the world. In addition to its monitorship work, EXIGER works with clients worldwide to assist them in effectively managing their critical compliance challenges while developing and implementing the policies, procedures and programs needed to identify and avoid them in the future. EXIGER has offices in New York City, Maryland, London, Hong Kong and Toronto. For more information, please visit: www.EXIGER.com.