NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nardello & Co. LLC, a leading global investigations firm, today announced that Patrick Kelkar has joined its New York office as a Managing Director.
Mr. Kelkar has over 20 years of experience conducting investigations around the world, with a specialization in complex transnational fraud and corruption cases. Most recently, Mr. Kelkar was the head of the anti-corruption and internal investigations practices for a global investigative firm, where he spent more than 12 years. He has managed and conducted due diligence, litigation, asset tracing, fraud, corruption and misconduct investigations on behalf of counsel, international organizations, governments and corporate clients.
“Patrick has a uniquely sophisticated understanding of the international investigative landscape based on the depth and breadth of his experience and we are pleased to welcome him to our firm,” said Dan Nardello, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Nardello & Co. “Patrick’s demonstrated track record of successfully leading complex investigations in more than 100 countries around the world will add tremendous value to our deep bench of investigative talent. I am delighted to welcome Patrick to the firm and know he will be instrumental in the continued growth of our global client base.”
Mr. Kelkar commented, “I’m excited to be joining such a diverse group of talented investigators. I look forward to leveraging my investigative experience and global expertise to serve Nardello & Co.’s clients as they deal with increasingly complex issues around the world.”
Mr. Kelkar joins Nardello & Co. from a global investigative firm where he was the head of the anti-corruption and internal investigations practices for more than twelve years. In this role, he managed and conducted due diligence, litigation, asset tracing, fraud, corruption and misconduct investigations on behalf of counsel, international organizations, governments and corporate clients.
Among his notable engagements, Mr. Kelkar served as the interim head of investigations for a leading global NGO providing humanitarian relief and assistance to refugees displaced by global crisis and conflict, where he managed and conducted investigations of fraud, corruption and misconduct in their operations in more than 30 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and the U.S. On behalf of the Utah House of Representatives, Mr. Kelkar played a leading role in an investigation of corruption and misconduct allegations against the state’s Attorney General, conducting dozens of witness interviews to gather the facts which were released in a public report.
Mr. Kelkar has also conducted international investigations on behalf of the World Bank Group and the Independent Inquiry Committee ("Volcker Committee") into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme in Iraq. He began his career as an analyst with PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Dispute Analysis & Investigations practice.
About Nardello & Co.
Nardello & Co. is a global investigations firm whose experienced professionals handle a broad range of issues including: Due Diligence, such as third-party agent and executive vetting; Anti-Corruption & Fraud Investigations, such as forensic accounting or those related to the FCPA/UK Bribery Act; Litigation & Arbitration Support, such as civil and white collar criminal litigation; Asset Tracing; Activist Defense; Intelligence, such as political risk assessment; Digital Investigations & Cyber Defense, such as computer forensics; Monitorships & Independent Investigations; and Compliance.
Their clients include the world’s leading law firms and financial institutions, Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies, high-net-worth individuals and family offices, governments, NGOs, sports organizations, and academic institutions. With offices in New York, London, Washington DC, Atlanta, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Milan, and Dubai, Nardello & Co.’s professional staff includes former US federal prosecutors, US and international lawyers, former law enforcement personnel and intelligence operatives, licensed investigators, research analysts, former journalists, financial crime specialists, forensic accountants, and computer forensic experts.