Sam G. Nazzaro Joins PwC’s U.S. Forensic Services Practice

Nazzaro brings extensive national and international experience to PwC

in governance, compliance, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, investigations and intelligence

NEW YORK, May 2, 2013 PwC US today announced that Sam G. Nazzaro has joined the firm as a director with the Forensic Services practice. Nazzaro joins PwC from the Department of Justice Criminal Division and assists global organizations, including those operating in emerging markets, to develop threat management capabilities.

Based in McLean, VA, Nazzaro is focused on governance, compliance, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, investigations and intelligence. He serves a wide range of clients in technology, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, defense, and other internationally-oriented sectors.

“Sam is a valuable addition to our forensic services team with his profound industry knowledge, as well as the depth and range of his domestic and international experience,” said Erik Skramstad, PwC’s U.S. Forensics Practice leader, said. “His extensive experience complements our capabilities to help clients with threat management from strategy through execution -- and helping clients increase revenues and operational effectiveness, lower expenses, and mitigate risk through fraud and misconduct risk management.”

Before joining PwC, Nazzaro served with the U.S. Department of Justice where he had a distinguished legal career as a skilled investigator, prosecutor, trial attorney, manager, and international attorney. His experiences draw from his varied accomplishments in the field as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Criminal Chief at the U.S. Attorney’s office and later at headquarters as a trial attorney at the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime and Gang Section in Washington, D.C., investigating complex global crimes. Previously, Nazzaro served overseas as a Judicial Attaché and Rule of Law manager to four U.S. Ambassadors. In this role, he helped establish specialized organized crime and anti-corruption courts to bring peace and stability to fledgling democracies and to encourage foreign investment in emerging markets. He also previously practiced as a commercial litigator for Fortune 500 companies with law firm Dilworth Paxson LLP in Philadelphia.

Included among his recent accomplishments, Nazzaro was selected as a recipient of the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for the dismantling of the New England La Cosa Nostra. He has also received numerous awards and commendations from both the State and Defense Departments. He retains the rank of Lieutenant Colonel as a reserve Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army reserve.

He is a frequent national and international instructor on investigations and other topics, including instruction at the Department of Justice’s prestigious National Advocacy Center and at American University Law School. He is a longstanding adjunct faculty member for the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies where he has lectured throughout the world to civilian and military leaders on leading practices in anti-corruption, FCPA, anti-money laundering, investigations, organized crime and terrorism. Nazzaro has authored training videos for foreign Financial Intelligence Units and authored and implemented rule of law and anti-corruption training for thousands of judicial officers in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Nazzaro holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he was a Note Editor of the Law Review and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M Katz Graduate School of Business. He holds a Bachelors degree from Cornell University.

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