Martin T. Biegelman has spent a lifetime detecting, investigating and preventing fraud and corruption in various leadership roles in law enforcement, consulting and the corporate sector. He is a Managing Director in the Risk and Financial Advisory Practice at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP. His work on behalf of corporate management and boards includes internal investigations alleging fraud, corruption, FCPA, conflicts of interest, whistle-blower retaliation and other employee and vendor misconduct. His work also includes developing and enhancing corporate compliance and ethics programs including internal investigative and anti-bribery compliance programs. He has conducted and managed complex and high risk investigations in more than 70 countries.
In 2002, Martin founded Microsoft Corporation’s Financial Integrity Unit, a highly acclaimed global fraud and corruption investigations and compliance program that continues to serve as a model for other companies. He led that program until 2011. He previously worked at international consulting firms providing forensic investigative services. He is also a former federal agent having served as a United States Postal Inspector in a variety of investigative and management assignments across the United States.
Martin is both a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional. He is the author of six books on topics such as fraud investigation and prevention, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, corporate compliance programs, credit card fraud and identity theft, and is a frequent speaker on these subjects. Since 2007, Martin has been a faculty member for the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics’ Basic Academies where he teaches sessions on conflicts of interest, bribery, corruption and other compliance subjects.
Martin is the former Chair and now Advisor Emeritus of the Board of Advisors for the Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute (ECCI) at Utica College. He served on the ECCI Board of Advisors for 15 years and as Chair of the Board for ten years. In 2008, he was appointed to serve on the Washington State Executive Ethics Board with his service ending in 2011. He is also a Faculty Associate at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University where he teaches a class on conducting fact investigations and reporting.
Throughout his career, Martin has received numerous awards and recognition from law enforcement, financial institutions, anti-fraud groups and professional organizations. In 2008, he was the recipient of the Cressey Award bestowed annually by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners for lifetime achievements in the detection and deterrence of fraud. In 2010, Martin received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Utica College for his leadership on behalf of students and faculty of the college as well as lifetime contributions to fraud prevention and anti-corruption compliance.
Published Articles (representative listing)
Martin is the author or more than 30 published articles on corporate compliance programs, fraud, corruption, ethics, internal investigations, conflicts of interest and other related subjects. The following is a representative listing of some of these articles:
“The Carrot and Stick Approach to Anti-Corruption Compliance,” British American Business Network Magazine, August 2014
“Informants & Whistleblowers: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” Fraud Magazine, March/April 2014
Presentations (representative listing)
Throughout his career, Martin has received numerous awards and recognition from law enforcement, financial institutions, anti-fraud groups and professional organizations.
Chair and now Advisor Emeritus of the Board of Advisors for the Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute at Utica College (Member 2003-2005, Vice Chair 2005-2008, Chair 2008-2018)
Appointed by then Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire to serve as a Member of the Washington State Executive Ethics Board (2008-2011)
Member of the Accounting Advisory Board for the Department of Accounting and Law at the State University of New York at Albany School of Business (2006-2013)
Member of the Board of Directors for the ACFE Foundation (2005-2010)
Vice Chair and now Regent Emeritus of the Board of Regents of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (1999-2000)