EXIGER, a global regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance firm, has appointed 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.

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.

Prior to Thacher Associates, Prather was the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). During his tenure with the MTA, 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.

Before joining the MTA, 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. 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.