Dave Cappellina

Managing Director, Grant Thornton

David Cappellina is a Managing Director with Grant Thornton’s Integrity, Investigations and Restructuring group in Washington, DC. He specializes in providing anti-corruption, investigations and compliance services to corporations and government agencies. Mr. Cappellina has worked with Fortune 100 companies across the financial services, retail, healthcare and energy industries, as well as U.S. Federal and State regulators. As a forensic accountant, he has utilized data analytics, business intelligence, and eDiscovery tools to assist clients in mitigating legal and regulatory risks. During his 30+ year career, David has led high-profile global anti-bribery and corruption investigations and proactive compliance projects, including matters involving the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, for counsel to multinational corporations. He has presented analyses and findings on behalf of his clients to the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission. David has also led U.S. and international investigations involving mortgage and procurement fraud, embezzlement, misrepresentations of financial information, political corruption and other financial improprieties. His work has assisted clients in the successful resolution of criminal and civil matters and in the enhancement of their compliance programs. David has supported U.S. law enforcement and regulatory agencies on matters related to alleged fraud, waste and misconduct, including the misappropriation of public funds. Many of these engagements resulted in the criminal prosecution of public and private U.S. citizens. David has also supported U.S. government appointed independent compliance monitors and auditors. David earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Hartford. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Maryland, and a former financial statement auditor.