Bert F. Lacativo, a Partner with StoneTurn, brings more than 40 years of financial, forensic accounting, investigations and anti-fraud experience gained in both the public and private sectors. A former Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bert is a renowned expert in the identification and investigation of fraud-related matters in numerous industries, including healthcare. He has also assisted corporations with their efforts to implement programs designed to deter and detect financial fraud.
Over the course of his career, Bert has overseen and personally conducted high-profile, sensitive international and domestic white collar fraud investigations, often in conjunction with in house or outside counsel. He has consulted with clients across the spectrum of fraud prevention, including anti-corruption compliance, and led the development and implementation of a comprehensive compliance program for a $350 million offshore drilling company to comply with their settlement of allegations of violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act [FCPA). Bert also led a cross-functional team that consulted with a $2 billion healthcare payer concerning preparation for, and response to, multi-state Department of Insurance examination team requests and reports. His assistance helped the company avoid a $100 million fine.
During his tenure as an FBI Special Agent, Bert led the first fraud against the government RICO-related investigation and prosecution in the Southern District of New York. He also participated in formalizing the first task force relationship between the FBI, Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General [HHS-DIG) and the New York State Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. His work to uncover false and/or inflated claims to Medicare and other government-funded programs earned Bert two special recognition incentive awards from FBI Director William H. Webster for investigative excellence.
Since leaving public service in 1988, Bert has served as a trusted adviser to clients worldwide and held investigative and forensic accounting leadership roles at a multinational investment bank, a Big Four accounting firm and boutique consultancies. He is an Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Board of Regents Emeritus member, a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed in Illinois, New York and Texas and is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). Bert has also been designated as a FINRA Arbitrator.