Nardello & Co. LLC, a leading global investigations firm, today announced that Josh Ray has joined the firm as a Managing Director and General Counsel for the EMEA region, and Abby Stanglin has joined as an Associate Managing Director. Both Mr. Ray and Ms. Stanglin will be based in Nardello & Co.’s London office.
Prior to joining Nardello & Co., Mr. Ray worked as an attorney at the international law firms Dechert and Kobre & Kim in New York and London, and Ms. Stanglin was a Senior Director at K2 Intelligence in New York and London.
“We are thrilled to welcome these two outstanding practitioners to our firm,” said Dan Nardello, Chief Executive Officer of Nardello & Co. “Josh’s strong legal background and extensive experience advising clients on complex cases and investigations across a broad range of industries and jurisdictions is an ideal fit for our London office and will enhance our firm’s strong legal DNA. Similarly, Abby’s track record of managing numerous complex investigations in the United States and Europe will be invaluable to our clients as we grow our London practice. Both Josh and Abby’s backgrounds make them excellent additions to our deep bench of talent, and we look forward to their contributions to the continued growth of our firm.”
Mr. Ray commented, “I am excited to join Nardello & Co., a firm whose commitment to integrity and excellence are closely aligned with my values. I very much look forward to being part of the world class Nardello team and providing counsel to drive successful outcomes for the firm’s global clients.”
Ms. Stanglin commented, “I look forward to working with the talented group of professionals and applying my years of experience in the business intelligence and investigations space at this world-class firm.”
Prior to joining Nardello, Mr. Ray worked at international law firms Dechert and Kobre & Kim in New York and London, where he defended clients involved in proceedings brought by U.S. and foreign authorities such as the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities & Exchange Commission, Office of Foreign Assets Control, and the U.K. Serious Fraud Office. His cases have covered a wide range of industries including asset management, derivatives and precious metals trading, commercial banking, currency trading, environmental services, telecommunications, and natural resource extraction. Mr. Ray began his career with the securities litigation and corporate governance group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York, where he advised companies and boards of directors in securities class actions, derivative litigation, and internal investigations.
Mr. Ray has extensive experience advising individual and corporate clients involved in complex, cross-border internal investigations, asset forfeiture and recovery matters, corporate governance issues, extradition, and sanctions compliance. He has particular expertise in matters involving criminal allegations of securities and commodities fraud, market manipulation, antitrust violations, tax evasion, money laundering, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.K. Bribery Act.
Mr. Ray received a law degree, cum laude, from Cornell Law School and a bachelor’s degree in government from Cornell University.
Ms. Stanglin joins Nardello & Co. from K2 Intelligence in London, where she served as a Senior Director. She provided investigative services to corporations, law firms, government agencies, and individuals and specialized in international asset recovery, art fraud, and fact-finding in support of litigation. Prior to moving to London, Ms. Stanglin was based in the New York office of K2 Intelligence and is also an expert in U.S. public records research.
She began her investigations career at Kroll, where she conducted complex fraud, proxy dispute, threat management, asset recovery, employee misconduct, extortion, and corruption investigations. Prior to joining Kroll, Ms. Stanglin was a Trial Preparation Assistant in the Rackets Bureau of the New York County District Attorney’s Office, where she provided investigative analysis in furtherance of organized crime and terrorism prosecutions.
Ms. Stanglin received a B.A. in intellectual history, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Stanglin completed the Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection (ARCA) postgraduate program, operated by the Association for Research into Crimes Against Art in Amelia, Italy.
About Nardello & Co.
Nardello & Co. is a global investigations firm whose experienced professionals handle a broad range of issues including: Due Diligence, such as third-party agent and executive vetting; Anti-Corruption & Fraud Investigations, such as forensic accounting or those related to the FCPA/UK Bribery Act; Litigation & Arbitration Support, such as civil and white collar criminal litigation; Asset Tracing; Activist Defense; Intelligence, such as political risk assessment; Digital Investigations & Cyber Defense, such as computer forensics; Monitorships & Independent Investigations; and Compliance.
Their clients include the world’s leading law firms and financial institutions, Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies, high-net-worth individuals and family offices, governments, NGOs, sports organizations, and academic institutions. With offices in New York, London, Washington DC, Atlanta, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Milan, and Dubai, Nardello & Co.’s professional staff includes former US federal prosecutors, US and international lawyers, former law enforcement personnel and intelligence operatives, licensed investigators, research analysts, former journalists, financial crime specialists, forensic accountants, and computer forensic experts.