James "Chip" Cottrell is the Director of Ancillary Services and is based in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office. In this role, Mr. Cottrell will advise clients on a range of regulatory monitorship, governance, ethics, artificial intelligence and anti-corruption matters.
Mr. Cottrell, who has built a foundation of accounting and audit experience in the Big Four, has more than 40 years leading organizational transitions, investigating fraud, waste and abuse as well as conducting asset reallocation and recoveries at a wide range of institutions, including global manufacturing, aerospace and defense, energy, technology, transportation and most recently, public sector entities. His recent efforts have included regulatory, compliance and governance issues related to cyberthreats and security, data analytics, artificial intelligence and cloud computing.
An experienced practitioner in areas such as resiliency consulting, vendor fraud/compliance, litigation support, anti-corruption and corporate transition/recovery, Mr. Cottrell has led a wide range of successful investigations and process controls reviews. He has extensive international experience in a broad array of business operations, consulting and accounting, including forensics.
Mr. Cottrell has served in a range of capacities and industries for remediation and monitorship arrangements associated with regulatory and other matters. He has specific experience in designing, implementing and monitoring compliance operations, government and regulatory consent agreements as well as related activities around the world. Mr. Cottrell gained notoriety and experience while serving as a C-suite executive of several well-known global technology companies.
An auditor and forensic accountant by background, Mr. Cottrell has lived and/or worked in the Americas, Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia. His clients have included small- and medium-sized organizations, numerous sovereign governments and a multitude of Fortune 100 international companies.
Mr. Cottrell's experience includes engagement as a consultant in litigation, arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution matters. He has served as a functional leader of Deloitte's U.S. Federal practice, currently a $1.5 billion enterprise.
A recognized and published leader in risk management, corporate governance, ethics and compliance issues, Mr. Cottrell is a frequent lecturer in academia and board rooms around the world. In addition, he is on the staff of Stockholm University.
Mr. Cottrell is a retired partner with Deloitte-USA, where he also served as Deloitte's Global Chief Ethics Officer and its Global Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Officer. He currently serves as a senior advisor on ethics and integrity matters for a range of international organizations.
In addition, Mr. Cottrell is a certified public accountant in the United States and China, a United Kingdom chartered accountant, and a chartered global management accountant.
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