The former head of compliance at macro brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev has been tapped by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to join its Fraud Section, according to multiple reports.
The DOJ did not respond to multiple requests seeking confirmation.
The newly created position expands the compliance expertise of the largest group of white-collar crime prosecutors in the country. Galvin will work under Kenneth Polite Jr., head of the Criminal Division and a former chief compliance officer at Fortune 500 electric power company Entergy, and Glenn Leon, chief of the Fraud Section who most recently served as chief ethics and compliance officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Galvin brings to the department expertise in data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, which have become increasingly useful tools in thwarting corporate crime. The Securities and Exchange Commission has frequently touted the use of data analytics in improving its investigation capabilities.
At AB InBev, Galvin served as global director of legal and compliance from 2015-18 before holding the title of global vice president, ethics and compliance from 2018 through May 2022, according to his LinkedIn profile. The company’s data analytics platform, BrewRIGHT, received notable acclaim during that time, including Galvin earning a nomination for Innovator of the Year at Compliance Week’s 2020 “Excellence in Compliance Awards.”
Since his time at AB InBev, Galvin has served as vice chair of the anti-corruption committee for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, part-time lecturer of law and disruptive technology at the University of Paris, and as a research fellow at Harvard Business School.