SunHawk Consulting is excited to announce the launch of our Investigations Practice, established to assist law firms and corporate clients in successfully mitigating risk and promoting compliance.
The SunHawk Investigations Practice is led by Martin Biegelman, CFE, CCEP, who has spent his 45-year career detecting, investigating, and preventing fraud and corruption in leadership roles in law enforcement, consulting, and the corporate sector. Martin is joined by James Rough, CFE, CHC, CCEP, Juliette Gust, CFE, Douglas Small, CEP, CFE, CFF, Jerrold Bamel, Glenn Ferry and Michael Kotch, CFE, CMAS, CFCE who have long careers and significant experience conducting forensic investigations of fraud, FCPA, and other corporate misconduct. The SunHawk Investigations Practice team have been retained by law firms, corporate management, and boards for internal investigations, as well as independent investigations.
SunHawk professionals have collectively conducted and managed thousands of investigations in over 75 countries. Our roster includes former federal agents, professional services consultants from the major accounting firms, as well as directors of investigations for leading companies. Our subject matter experts and thought leaders can step in to support or lead an investigation from the discovery of the issue to resolution and remediation. SunHawk professionals have worked with clients on a variety of matters involving investigations and forensic analysis, and have experience in the following areas:
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Kickbacks and other employee and vendor collusion
Fraudulent financial accounting
Asset misappropriation schemes including embezzlement, expense reporting, billing, procurement, and other schemes
Improper use of company assets and theft
False Claims Act and qui tam actions
Conflicts of interest
Code of conduct, ethics, and other business-related investigations
State and federal investigations, including violations of healthcare laws and regulations
The SunHawk Approach to Consulting Services
Who We Are
• SunHawk Consulting is a team of highly skilled and experienced subject matter experts in conducting internal investigations for various industry clients. We understand the client’s need for resolution and remediation strategies to protect the organization from financial, litigation, and reputational risk.
SunHawk’s Value Proposition
• At SunHawk, our clients’ needs, and budgets, come first.
• We are experts without the overhead of the Big 4 and other larger firms.
• We recognize that most companies have internal litigation, compliance, audit, and investigation capabilities and have a strong desire to minimize unnecessary costs. SunHawk professionals are committed to:
• Institute cost-effective pricing for every engagement; and
• Leverage the client’s internal workforce when possible
Meet the SunHawk Investigations Practice Team
Martin Biegelman, CFE, CCEP
Managing Director & Leader of the SunHawk Investigations Practice
Martin has spent his 45-year career detecting, investigating, and preventing fraud, theft, and corruption as well as the development and implementation of compliance programs while in leadership roles in law enforcement, consulting, and the corporate sector. Martin’s work on behalf of outside counsel, corporate management and boards involves internal investigations alleging fraud, theft, corruption, FCPA violations, kickbacks, conflicts of interest, whistleblower retaliation, and other employee and vendor misconduct. He previously served as a Managing Director in Deloitte’s Risk and Financial Advisory Practice where he partnered with clients to help them navigate disruption, resolve business controversy, and build resilient organizations. In 2002, he founded Microsoft Corporation’s Financial Integrity Program and led that global business conduct investigations program until 2011. He is both a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional. Martin is also a licensed Private Investigator in Arizona.
Juliette Gust, CFE
Juliette has personally conducted or led close to 2,000 investigations spanning 75 countries and has advised on more than 10,000 employee ethics line reports of fraud, theft, or other misconduct. She has over 20 years of experience in building global ethics and compliance programs in the financial services, manufacturing, hospitality, and retail industries. Juliette developed and was the Director of the Fraud & Investigations team for a global Fortune 500 company with 180,000 employees in more than 100 countries. She also served as the Project Manager and a core member of the company’s Anti-Corruption compliance program, leading the development of a best-in-class global anti-corruption risk assessment, audit plan, and third-party due diligence program. Juliette specializes in designing, implementing, and monitoring internal whistleblower reporting programs and tools. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner and is fluent in Spanish.
Douglas Small, CPA, CFE
Douglas has over 30 years of experience advising clients in all aspects of internal corporate fraud investigations, forensic accounting matters, adherence to U.S. laws including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and white-collar criminal matters. He provides expert services on financial fraud and fraud risk management, anti-corruption and forensic accounting investigations throughout the world. Additionally, he spent 14 years as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he conducted numerous complex white-collar criminal investigations to include, mortgage fraud, corporate fraud, health care fraud, money laundering, wire fraud, mail fraud and public corruption. He has worked extensively providing analysis of financial and accounting records, interviewing subjects and witnesses, and providing clients with actionable information to address these pressing issues. Douglas is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
James Rough, CFE, CHC, CCEP
Jim has over 20 years of experience in leading or having significant roles in high-profile forensic investigations and compliance reviews domestically as well as in Europe and the Middle East. He regularly advises clients on matters involving the False Claims Act, Affordable Care Act, Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, Healthcare Fraud and other fraud and corruption issues. Jim has provided significant support to clients communicating complex issues to regulatory and enforcement personnel, including the Department of Justice and the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. He has communicated investigation and/or audit findings directly to CMS, State Medicaid Auditors, and to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement personnel. He has also served as a non-testifying subject matter expert to white-collar defense counsel in high-profile criminal DOJ, civil SEC, and class action proceedings. Jim is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Healthcare Compliance, and is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional.
Jerrold Bamel brings over 35 years of federal and corporate investigative experience to the SunHawk Investigations Practice. Jerry is a retired Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. His FBI experience ranges from conducting fraud and bribery investigations to conducting complex international terrorism investigations overseas. Jerry was selected by the FBI to be the Assistant Legal Attaché at the United States Embassy, Singapore to the Office of the Legal Attaché where he was responsible for all FBI investigative and liaison matters in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Upon retirement from the FBI, Jerry was hired by Microsoft in Singapore as their first overseas fraud, ethics, and compliance investigator. He spent over 15 years at Microsoft and developed and managed the Financial Integrity Unit’s business conduct investigations program, first in the Asia Pacific Region and then in the Latin America. He has extensive international investigations experience ranging from conflict of interest to procurement and marketing fraud to bribery as well as conducting compliance training to Microsoft employees. Jerry has received numerous awards and recognition from the FBI, the Department of Justice, and other foreign and domestic organizations for the investigations he conducted. He is most proud to be a recipient of the FBI Shield of Bravery and the FBI Agents Association’s J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Award for Valor.
Glenn has over 30 years of combined experience in senior Federal law enforcement management, leadership experience in successfully identifying, investigating, and preventing complex Medicare and Medicaid health care fraud schemes. He served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Region at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General. Following his distinguished career at HHS OIG, Glenn served as the Program Director with a Medicare Program Integrity Contractor. He coordinated and supervised investigations of all health care provider types. Most recently, Glenn served as V.P. of Operations & Law Enforcement Liaison with the Medicare Unified Program Integrity Contractor, Western Jurisdiction that covers 13 states. His responsibilities included providing leadership, training to staff conducting investigations, initiating appropriate and effective administrative actions, and and preparing high quality fraud referrals to law enforcement.
Michael Kotch, CFE, CMAS, CFCE
Michael Kotch has over 35 years of experience in government health programs, strategic planning, compliance, and provider network management. In addition, he is a seasoned healthcare fraud and financial crimes investigator who has developed and implemented anti-fraud programs and managed Special Investigation Units for several large managed care organizations. Michael has served as a commissioned US Army Medical Service Corps Officer, where he was assigned to mid- and senior-level advisory and management roles at hospitals and clinics, as well as the Headquarters of the United States Army Health Services Command. Subsequently, he was selected to direct and manage financial operations at Keller Army Community Hospital supporting the United States Military Academy, West Point, where he was also designated the Assistant Inspector General for Medical Affairs. After completing military service, Michael successfully leveraged his education, knowledge, skills, and abilities in the private sector. He has held numerous senior-level management positions and has made numerous contributions to achieving organizational goals at health care organizations across the United States. Michael has worked in various consulting roles as a Subject Matter Expert and Project Manager, including financial and operational auditing, regulatory compliance, appeals and grievances, and the prevention, detection, investigation and reporting of suspected fraud, waste, and abuse.
SunHawk Consulting and its compliance consultants and advisors are highly experienced in conducting internal investigations, including independent investigations, for clients. Our subject matter experts can provide detailed insight into your specific risk issues and other compliance program needs. We are happy to discuss your investigation needs.
JIM ROUGH President SunHawk Consulting, LLC 602-334-5522 Jim@SunHawkConsulting.com
MARTIN BIEGELMAN Managing Director SunHawk Consulting, LLC 425-213-7344 Martin.Biegelman@SunHawkConsulting.com