K2 Intelligence has announced that Melissa Liebermann has joined the firm as a Managing Director and will be based in New York.
Melissa Liebermann most recently served as Deputy State Comptroller for the New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller. In this role, she oversaw audits of government programs, investigations of misconduct by government employees, procurement reviews of significant government contracts, and led the office's efforts to uncover waste, fraud and abuse in the Medicaid and other social services programs. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and New York State.
"Melissa brings years of experience managing complex investigations and audits as well as experience devising solutions for a wide range of compliance and regulatory challenges faced by the public and private sector alike," said Richard Plansky, Executive Managing Director and Regional Head of the Americas for K2 Intelligence. "She is an excellent addition to our Business Intelligence and Investigations, and Construction and Real Estate practices."
In 2012, K2 Intelligence acquired Thacher Associates, a well-known pioneer in the field of integrity risk management and the industry leader in private sector risk management services for the public sector. Today the legacy of the Thacher Associates team forms the basis of K2 Intelligence's Construction and Real Estate practice. The practice has provided construction integrity monitoring on such high profile projects as the post-9/11 Ground Zero clean-up, the ongoing rebuilding of the World Trade Center site, the construction of the new Yankee Stadium, the MTA's East Side Access and the Second Avenue subway lines, Columbia University's Manhattanville Project, and the building of headquarters for such corporate giants as the Bank of America, AOL/Time Warner, Brookfield Properties, I.A.C and The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
"Our Real Estate and Construction practice is an industry leader in the field of project oversight monitoring, or what is commonly known as integrity risk management. Melissa's expertise in auditing and investigating government programs is a perfect complement to our team and will add great value to our clients in the public and private sector," said Joseph A. DeLuca, Executive Vice President, Americas for K2 Intelligence and President, Thacher Associates.
K2 Intelligence's Business Intelligence and Investigations practice provides clients with a broad range of services: Litigation Support including asset searches, data analytics, digital forensics, forensic accounting, background investigations, jury intelligence, affirmative fact-finding including undercover and surveillance; Due Diligence including pre-transactional, reputational, pre-employment, vendor integrity, third party agent, investment intelligence, and political intelligence; Complex Investigations including fraud, employee misconduct, art fraud, theft of trade secrets, intellectual property and counterfeiting, regulatory, disputes, financial and forensic; Bribery and Anti-Corruption including FCPA and governance; Corporate Contests including proxy fights and short seller investigations; Physical Security including assessments, executive travel and protection; and Strategic Advisory.
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