Max Ernst, a Manager at StoneTurn, specializes in compliance and monitoring, auditing and compliance reviews, and internal investigations. He is experienced in the assessment of compliance programs and controls, and currently serves as part of the team advising a Northern European Bank on the remediation of its anti-money laundering compliance program.
Earlier in his career, Max worked as part of the Forensic Adviser team supporting the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)-Appointed Independent Compliance Monitor and Auditor of Volkswagen AG, and supported the Forensic Adviser to the DOJ / National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)-appointed Monitor of a Tier One automotive supplier. Additionally, Max managed the monitorship of a federally-funded affordable housing construction project in the Bronx for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
Prior to joining StoneTurn, Max was an analyst at Lemire LLC, where he conducted audits of federal funds for the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery to ensure recipients’ compliance with the relevant laws and regulations. While at Lemire LLC, Max also provided investigative support in connection with the monitorship of a federally-funded housing construction site in northern Manhattan and performed background investigations on potential vendors and principals for the New York City Department of Education in connection with the “Universal Pre-K” initiative.
Max was also a Senior Investigative Analyst at the New York City Business Integrity Commission, where he participated in complex investigations regarding trade waste, carting, and heating oil companies in concert with federal and local prosecutors as well as law enforcement. In addition, Max reviewed and analyzed complex financial records and performed background research on companies seeking Business Integrity Commission licensure.