Nardello & Co. Expands With Singapore Office; Taps Veteran Advisor Steven Westervelt as Head

NEW YORK & SINGAPORE--()--Nardello & Co., the global investigations firm, announced today the launch of its office in Singapore – the firm’s eighth worldwide – to be led by Steven Westervelt, who joined this week as a Managing Director. Westervelt is the latest high-profile hire for the firm, which last month added Chief Security Officer Timothy Gallagher, a 20-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. With the establishment of its location in Singapore, the firm continues to build upon its reputation as the premier investigations firm in the Asia-Pacific region.

Joining Westervelt in Nardello & Co.’s Singapore office is Max Abbott, who leads the firm’s Political Risk & Strategic Intelligence practice for the Asia-Pacific region.

As office head, Westervelt brings extensive investigations and advisory expertise, including managing significant multi-jurisdictional due diligence investigations and other complex matters. He works with top law firms, executive leadership teams of public companies, and investment directors of the largest private equity firms on multi-pronged investigations, including those involving political risk. He has also advised US and foreign governments on post-crisis governance matters in Southwest and South Asia.

Prior to joining Nardello & Co., Westervelt was a Director and head of the Singapore office for a boutique investigations firm.

“With corporations, organizations, and high-net worth individuals increasingly shifting their Asian operations to Singapore, Steven will play a vital role in advising our clients in this region,” said Dan Nardello, Chairman & CEO of Nardello & Co. “He joins the formidable team we have established in Asia – including Max Abbott – and will help expand our footprint in this important market.”

“Nardello & Co.’s global reputation, capabilities, and caliber of talent are unrivaled,” Westervelt said. “Having spent nearly my entire career in Asia, I look forward to leveraging my expertise to help clients navigate the business opportunities and risks in Singapore.”

Westervelt obtained his M.A. in International Relations from Leiden University.

About Nardello & Co.

Ranked as the pre-eminent US investigative firm by Chambers and Partners, Nardello & Co’s experienced professionals handle a broad range of matters including civil and white-collar criminal litigation and arbitration support, due diligence, anti-corruption and fraud investigations, asset tracing, activist defense, political risk and strategic intelligence, digital investigations and cyber defense, monitorships and independent investigations, and compliance consulting.

The firm’s 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, non-governmental organizations, sports leagues, and academic and cultural institutions.

With offices in New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, London, Dubai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore, Nardello & Co. maintains a professional staff that includes former US federal prosecutors, US and international lawyers, former law enforcement personnel and intelligence operatives, computer forensic experts, research analysts, former journalists, financial crime specialists, and forensic accountants.


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