BOSTON, January 5, 2022 — Affiliated Monitors, Inc. (“AMI”) announced today that Audrey Harris has joined the company as Managing Director, Global Anti-corruption, Compliance, Ethics & Non-Financial Risk, bringing her experience as a law firm partner, and co-chair of a global practice, as well as practical know-how from being a Chief Compliance Officer.
“Affiliated Monitors is pleased to bring Audrey Harris on to our team. Her knowledge and experience in white collar and global matters greatly augments our capabilities in providing first class independent monitoring and compliance and ethics consulting services,” said Vincent DiCianni, President and Founder of AMI. “In addition, the perspectives drawn from Audrey’s work as a chief compliance officer adds great depth to Affiliated Monitors’ growing team. With the renewed focus on independent monitoring and compliance programs by DOJ, Audrey Harris is the right person to assist companies and their counsel in need of Affiliated Monitors’ services.” As Chambers USA 2021 notes, “[Audrey] considers the big picture and understands what US authorities expect.”
Audrey will be based in the Denver Area, increasing AMI’s presence in the Mid-West, while maintaining her DC and international reach. About her new role, she said, “I’m excited to really focus on helping companies identify and realize the compliance value-add for their stakeholders and business.”
She continued, “There’s never been a better time for positive business impact via proactive, preventative and monitoring compliance strategies across global non-financial risk subjects, including from corruption and competition, to ethics, workplace culture, and ESG. Certainly, there has never been a better fit-for-purpose multi-disciplinary team to bring this impact, than the growing team at Affiliated Monitors. With backgrounds from government, law firms, in-house, accounting, compliance, academia and project management, and 18 years of monitoring experience, Affiliated Monitors is uniquely positioned to bring value via independent monitorships, or in partnerships with corporates and their legal advisors.”
Audrey’s career has been dedicated to advising, counseling, and defending companies, executives, boards and foundations in high-stakes investigations, governances, merger and acquisition, compliance, and enforcement matters. Audrey is the former Co-chair of Mayer Brown’s Global Anti-Corruption & FCPA practice, as well as a former Partner in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Washington, D.C. office.
Audrey also served as BHP’s first CCO, leading the global ethics and compliance function with a mandate including anti-corruption, trade sanctions, export controls, competition, ethics and investigations, state and commercial secrets and market conduct compliance, with a team of professionals and attorneys across four continents. Her team was accountable for safeguarding integrity by preventing, mitigating, and investigating compliance risks and setting ethical standards. Her role also involved work with NGOs, international governing bodies, and enforcement agencies as part of the promotion of global anti-corruption, transparency, and integrity.
Audrey has regularly appeared before enforcement authorities and has extensive experience in designing, executing, and presenting internal investigations and compliance programs before multinational corporations, the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Department of Defense (DOD) and Multilateral Development Banks (MBDs).
Audrey has been repeatedly recognized in national and international publications. Chambers USA 2021 ranked Audrey as one of the nation’s leading practitioners for FCPA, with clients noting that, “she is an amazing attorney – very smart and extremely hard-working” and possesses “a wealth of experience.” She was named to The National Law Journal’s list of “Criminal Law Trailblazers” (2020) and to Global Investigations Review’s inaugural “Women in Investigations” list (2015). Audrey regularly authors publications in the compliance field, and presents at panels and events including PLI, ABA, and ACI, among others.
About Affiliated Monitors, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Affiliated Monitors, Inc. (“AMI”) was the first company in the United States to focus on providing top-quality, independent integrity monitoring and assessment services across a wide range of regulated industries and professions. What distinguishes AMI is that monitoring is our only business; it is not a sideline to some other professional practice or service.
AMI has been the corporate integrity monitor in more than 850 matters, involving large multi-national companies and individual practitioners. We tailor our processes to the size and scope of each engagement and make actionable recommendations that support immediate improvements. Our extensive experience informs our knowledge of best practices and allows us to streamline our oversight processes.