Disputes and Investigations
Combined Duff & Phelps and Kroll disputes, investigations, cyber, business intelligence, cross-border restructuring and other advisory.Disputes and Investigations
Elaine Wood is a managing director in the Disputes and Investigations practice, focusing on risk assessment, compliance and regulatory consulting, technology, and investigations.
Elaine is a former federal prosecutor and a certified compliance and ethics professional with over 20 years’ experience conducting international investigations and consulting on issues relating to risk and regulatory compliance. She works with counsel on the implementation of compliance policies and controls, specializing in emerging technology solutions in security, risk management and data governance. She is expert at managing complex regulatory requirements and solving risk inefficiencies.
Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Elaine was a Managing Director for 15 years at Kroll and, more recently, at Alvarez & Marsal, where she oversaw high-profile fraud investigations and helped implement compliance protocols. Elaine served as a court appointed monitor in the waste carting industry in New York, and she designed an international monitoring protocol to eliminate child labor abuse in the sporting goods industry. She also developed source information for CNN to help refute reports that nerve gas was used in Vietnam in violation of the Geneva Convention. Elaine now works with emerging technology tools to provide forensic intelligence and analytics.
Prior to Kroll, Elaine served for six years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where she led a successful racketeering case against the restaurant workers union that resulted in a court appointed monitorship. She began her legal career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
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