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John Auerbach

Managing Director

John Auerbach has over twenty years of experience managing complex domestic and international corporate investigations, compliance assessments, and pre-M&A due diligence.

A managing director in BRG’s Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence practice in New York, he specializes in corporate integrity issues related to anti-bribery and corruption, third-party risk management, anti-money laundering, and financial fraud.

As a forensic investigations and compliance specialist, he has directed numerous investigations and compliance reviews in response to US Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and overseas regulatory enforcement actions—from Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations to securities fraud and accounting restatement matters. He has particular experience with matters in the life sciences, financial services, consumer product, and technology sectors.

Before joining BRG, Mr. Auerbach was a partner in a Big Four Forensic and Integrity Services group. He was managing partner of the firm’s forensic practice in Greater China for nine years before returning to its US forensic practice in New York in 2014. Before that, he was a managing director with a corporate investigations and risk consulting firm and head of the firm’s mainland China practice. He is a fluent Mandarin speaker, widely recognized subject-matter expert, and public speaker on issues related to fraud, corruption, and operational risk management in China.

Employment History

2006 – 2019

Kroll Inc.
Managing director
2002 – 2006

Arthur Andersen LLP
1998 – 2002

Areas of Expertise


Tufts University Fletcher School
MA, Law and Diplomacy, 1995

Bowdoin College
BA, Asian Studies, Government