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Paul B. Cogswell


Paul B. Cogswell

Managing Director

Compliance and Corporate Investigations

Paul B. Cogswell is the Managing Director of Compliance and Corporate Investigations at McGovern & Greene LLP. He has served the government and private sector in senior management and investigations assignments for the past twenty-five years.

Most recently, Mr. Cogswell was the Vice President of Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Corporate Security for Ceridian Corporation, Inc. a global human capital, government solutions, and financial services company. He was responsible for the corporate compliance, risk management and government security functions of the company. He was the corporate FSO for the Government Solutions division and held a TS/SCI Personnel Security Clearance from the Department of Defense

Prior to his assignment at Ceridian he was the VP/CSO and Director of Corporate Security and Safety for USF Corporation. Mr. Cogswell has held prior positions at Sears Holding Corporation, as the Director of Corporate Investigations and Financial Recovery, President and COO of IFPC Worldwide, Inc., an international investigations firm, and the Director of Corporate Loss Prevention for two BATUS companies, Marshall Fields and Gimbels Midwest.

In his career, he has managed many corporate investigative matters both domestically and internationally, and is an expert in Corporate Internal Investigations, Anti Money Laundering, Anti-Kickback, Anti- Bribery, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, USA Patriot Act regulatory matters and Intellectual Property Infringement Investigations. He has testified as an expert at the State and Federal levels on investigative practices and has authored a number of articles on complex investigations in corporations. He has personally recovered over 30 million dollars for his employers and clients as a result of his investigations and recovery efforts.

Professional Designations and Certifications

CFE: Certified Fraud Examiner
CPP: Certified Protection Professional
CAMS: Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist


Juris Doctorate: Concord School of Law
BA Business Management and Biology: St. John's University and Boston University

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Corporate Compliance Investigations
by: Paul B. Cogswell

Of all the things a compliance professional does, the most intense is when you are called to review or investigate an emerging problem and provide the best approach to getting it back on track.

This article speaks as much to the "how" as it does to the organizational realities we as professionals often face. Hopefully, it will ring some bells with the community.

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