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Associate Managing Director

Renee Michael

Renee is an Associate Managing Director based in Exiger’s Silver Spring office. She brings more than 14 years of experience in forensic accounting and audit services, having worked at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baker Hughes, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. This experience uniquely places her to understand Exiger’s government and corporate clients’ needs.


Renee is committed to helping clients with complex investigative matters, involving whistleblower allegations, cross-border money laundering, commercial bribery, FCPA, and embezzlement schemes, among others.


Renee joined Exiger from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where she was a  Program Manager in the Forensic Accountant Unit at FBI Headquarters. While there, she supported all FBI forensic accountants and provided technical guidance and investigative direction to forensic accountants, special agents, and attorneys in field offices around the U.S. Before this, Renee was a Forensic Accountant with the FBI where she led large-scale, complex financial investigations. These resulted in six jury convictions, more than twenty guilty pleas and civil forfeiture of assets valued at more than $500 million. For nearly two years, Renee was a member of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team investigating Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and related matters.  Whilst at the FBI, Renee acquired a wide range of experience including investigations related to international corruption, public corruption, money laundering, healthcare fraud, bank fraud, mortgage fraud, securities fraud as well as counterintelligence investigations.  She has testified at multiple trials including a corruption trial of a sitting United States Congressman where he was found guilty of racketeering, money laundering and fraud.


Prior to joining the FBI, Renee worked at Baker Hughes as a Legal Compliance Senior Accountant, performing work under the Chief Compliance Officer. This included conducting international investigations, legal audits, risk assessments, and acquisition due diligence work.


Renee started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where she provided forensic advisory and audit services. She led forensic accounting engagements involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), regulatory compliance, healthcare, dispute analysis, mortgage banking, bankruptcy, and revenue recognition.  In addition, Renee conducted financial audits of both commercial and government clients.

  • Silver Spring
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Master of Accounting
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant, Texas
  • Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Program Manager, Forensic Accountant Unit at the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Forensic Accountant at the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Senior Legal Compliance Accountant at Baker Hughes
  • Forensic Services Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers