"We work with pioneers and those who are serious about reaching new integrity horizons."
WHAT WE DO
LFMcCarthy Associates, Inc. helps corporations and public institutions to prevent, mitigate, and resolve integrity risks and offers a strategic, global perspective and recognized profile to clients who want to make their activities more resilient against the risk of malfeasance and related litigation.
With a deep background in overseeing preventive and integrity management units, the firm assists entities and agencies in improving their internal policies and practices, to help prevent corruption and can advise how to mitigate integrity risks in high-value projects; joint ventures and business partnerships; and merger and acquisition activity.
When an unexpected problem arises requiring special expertise in integrity management and an agile reaction, LFMcCarthy Associates, Inc. has actionable insight and skill to provide that support and advice, as a pathway for clients who want to deal with corruption responsibly.
We have a unique understanding of global anti-corruption standards and practical experience with compliance programs and risk analysis. We can thoroughly assess the anti-corruption and compliance architecture of public companies and articulate what the client should do to mirror best practices and enhance business value for the enterprise.
Whether as counsel to the Executive Office, the Board, or as an independent monitor, we can conduct a third party, neutral assessment of global investigations and due diligence on partners, suppliers, intermediaries and high-risk transactions, supported by effective remediation measures.
For companies entering new and emerging markets, or those unfamiliar with the anti-corruption landscape in certain jurisdictions and sectors, we provide a primer on the types of integrity challenges they can expect and measures they ought to take to preserve clean operations.
We advise reform-minded state and institutional leaders on how to invigorate their national enforcement and regulatory arsenal, to boost investor confidence and reduce the cost of capital for doing business in a country.
For Public Institutions
Based on experience in compliance monitoring, developing anti-corruption strategies and assessing integrity risks in portfolios, we serve as integrity monitors to imbue projects and public funds with the desired controls to maximize the return on investment.
Whenever integrity failures surface, we conduct internal reviews, give case-specific advice and assist entities with a solutions strategy to manage the crisis, improve compliance, and manage any litigation in which they may become involved, as a response to internal misconduct, foreign corrupt practices, and multi-jurisdictional investigations.
We design practical-application tutorials, fraud surveillance systems, and integrity checklists, as a layer of protection to companies, thereby sharpening the skills and expertise of their employees, to anticipate and resolve the risk of corruption when it arises.
WHO WE ARE
LFMcCarthy Associates, Inc. is an international integrity and risk management services company, based in Washington, DC. We possess decades of experience and expertise to assist clients in addressing integrity challenges in the private and public sector.
The firm is led by Leonard F. McCarthy, former head of the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency (2008-2017). He has a 20-year track record as a leader in financial investigations and litigation in multiple jurisdictions and has worked with several organizations to enhance their institutional integrity systems. Appointed to senior positions in the justice sector by Presidents Mandela and Mbeki, he headed South Africa’s Office for Serious Economic Offences and the Directorate of Special Operations from 2000 to 2008. He has also chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Transparency and Anti-Corruption for the past 3 years. McCarthy founded the International Corruption Hunters Alliance in 2010, with representatives from 130 countries, and he is regarded as a credible and pragmatic intermediary for public sector institutions and private companies. At the World Bank, his office provided integrity assurance over a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees.
LFMcCarthy Associates, Inc. understands the challenging financial and political spheres in which companies operate, has a dedicated group of in-house professionals and relies on a global profile with extensive contacts in the compliance field. It can bring together cross-functional teams and has established relationships with law and accounting firms which stand by to serve the special needs of clients. The firm has an aptitude to navigate complex situations, provides hands-on advice, negotiates from experience, and specializes in acting as an impartial sounding board to senior management.
LEONARD F. MCCARTHY
During my tenure as World Bank Group President, I appointed Leonard McCarthy as Vice President for Institutional Integrity in June 2008. He had the right combination of prosecutorial experience, leadership, integrity, stature and decency, to advance a multi-dimensional anti-corruption agenda. He led a superb team in several successful investigations and preventive solutions, that had significant financial and public governance impact. His experience at the World Bank has bolstered his credibility to advise governments around the world. Leonard displays strategic acumen in business decisions and is an international leader in integrity management, which will stand him in good stead in the private sector.
Robert B. Zoellick
World Bank President
Chair of International Advisors of Goldman Sachs
U.S. Trade Representative for the U.S. Government
Deputy Secretary of the U.S. State Department
Leonard McCarthy has unique experience and accomplishments in international governance, with specific expertise and dedication in combating corruption. Leonard has been critical in restoring credibility to the World Bank in the collective fight against corruption. Beyond that, his role in promoting cooperation among other international financial institutions and his key role in establishing the Corruption Hunters Alliance is widely recognized. I have directly observed Leonard’s constructive relationship with the Independent Advisory Board of the World Bank and other institutions here and elsewhere.
Chairman, The Volcker Alliance, New York, NY
Former Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve
l have known Leonard McCarthy since 2008 in my capacity as Member, then Chairman of the Independent Advisory Board of the World Bank. He led the new direction that the Bank charted in the anticorruption arena and did so with great resilience. Some major innovations that were adopted during the time of my tenure as Chairman included settlement agreements, the creation of an integrity compliance office in the Integrity Vice Presidency and more concerted and thoughtful use of financial payments. Leonard was central to these initiatives. He understands the necessary balance between private sector development, functioning of government and the enabling role of international organizations. He has achieved remarkable success in promoting the Bank's hard-won reputation for institutional governance.
ECG Financial Pty Ltd
Former Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia