Ernst & Young announced that Kathleen McGovern has joined its Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) practice as a principal based in the Washington, D.C. office.

For the past 14 years, McGovern has been with the Department of Justice, most recently serving as Senior Deputy Chief in the Criminal Division, Fraud Section, the third-highest ranking official in the division’s largest litigating section. In that position, she supervised more than 150 attorneys in investigating and prosecuting complex international and domestic white-collar crime cases, including FCPA violations, securities and financial fraud, and healthcare fraud, across various industries, sectors and economies.

She also was the DOJ’s representative to the U.S. delegation for the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s (OECD) Working Group on Bribery and Corruption, where she was responsible for representing the United States’ views in enforcing the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Convention. McGovern was responsible for hiring Justice Department’s first compliance counsel, as well as the development and implementation of its FCPA Pilot Program.

Prior to the Department of Justice, McGovern was a state prosecutor in New York, holding various senior prosecutor positions.