Roy Pollitt

Previous Experience
  • Special Agent with the FBI
  • Asset Manager with Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.
  • Assistant Vice President with Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.
  • Senior Audit Accountant in the Arthur Andersen, LLP Real Estate Services Group
Thought Leadership

Roy Pollitt

Managing Director | Americas Head, Investigations

Roy Pollitt is a Managing Director and Americas Head of Investigations based in Exiger’s New York office. With expertise honed in some of the largest financial institutions and law enforcement agencies in the country, Roy brings a wealth of forensic investigations experience to the Exiger team, with a special focus on the examination and evaluation of anti-money laundering (AML) controls.

Since joining Exiger in 2013, Roy has played a pivotal role in the independent monitorship of HSBC—the project out of which Exiger initially grew, and easily the most sweeping and complex corporate compliance monitorship in history. During this engagement, he has investigated and audited the FCC controls across one of the largest banks in the world, overseeing substantial teams of investigators and compliance professionals in the planning and execution of multiple country-level AML and sanctions reviews. Roy also supervised investigative and compliance work for a major client in the Daily Fantasy Sports industry, advising on issues ranging from AML and Anti-Bribery and Corruption to consumer protection and the integrity of the company’s operations. Recently, Roy has assisted several clients and global law firms in complex investigative matters.

Roy joined Exiger after a 17-year career as a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in New York City. With the FBI, Roy developed a deep expertise investigating frauds involving money laundering, bid-rigging, bribery, and racketeering within diverse industries, including: banking, commercial construction, gaming, payment processing, and securities. Many of Roy’s federal investigations led to entities being placed under court-appointed monitorships. He was an integral part of both the selection of, and collaboration with, these monitors to ensure the best possible outcome for the affected entity.

Roy has also served as the lead FBI case agent in a seven-year, multi-billion dollar international money laundering investigation targeting the illegal online gaming and payment-processing industries impacting the U.S. financial system. He worked closely with colleagues in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York to strategically build the case, charge key conspirators, and trace/seize funds around the world. Among other things, this investigation yielded numerous high-profile arrests, the banning of Pokerstars, Fulltilt Poker, and Absolute Poker from operating in the U.S., and the forfeiture of over one-billion dollars. Before joining the FBI, Roy was a Senior Audit Accountant in the Arthur Andersen, LLP financial services group, where he audited and consulted for financial institutions, real estate developers, and construction companies in the U.S.

After working for Arthur Andersen, he was an Asset Manager and Assistant Vice President of a diversified assets group at Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. While at Lehman, he managed a diverse portfolio of troubled limited partnership investments, primarily consisting of hotels and commercial office buildings.

  • Iona College, B.A.
  • Two-time recipient of the Investigator of the Year award given by the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation
  • Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the State of New York - Inactive