Ernst & Young this week announced that Jennifer Baskin and Stephen Spiegelhalter have joined its Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) practice as partners in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
Baskin and Spiegelhalter both previously worked in the federal government offices that have sole jurisdiction over prosecutions of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Baskin was the first forensic accountant attached to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s FCPA Unit, and Spiegelhalter was a federal prosecutor within the Department of Justice, Criminal Fraud Section, FCPA Unit.
Baskin, who previously spent seven years in the Chicago and Dallas offices of Ernst & Young, rejoins from IBM, where she was a forensic accounting specialist and trust and compliance Officer. Before IBM, she was a forensic accounting specialist with the SEC in Washington.
Spiegelhalter also joins from IBM, where he served as principal investigations counsel. Before IBM, he was a federal prosecutor for nearly eight years, including four years with the Department of Justice Fraud Section’s FCPA Unit.