L. Burke Files
Compliance & Investigations


Prior to founding Financial Examinations & Evaluations, Inc. in 1993 an independent international investigative and consulting practice, Mr. Files was a partner in a regional consulting firm specializing in business, financial and securities consulting. Mr. Files served as the Director of Corporate Finance for an investment banking company and the Principal of a business and venture capital consulting firm specializing in reorganizations and municipal financing for medium sized power plants and a director of an IFC Trust company and has advised and worked for many IFC financial services since 1986. Mr. Files has worked internationally since 1986 and has advised clients in over 60 countries and visited over 100. He is a sought after expert and speaker on financial matters such as due diligence, anti-money laundering, fraud prevention, intellectual property and more. His speaking engagements have been carried him to five continents. He is a co-author of several pieces of legislation dealing with everything from Fund Management to LLC and Cell LLCs.

He is also the author of the award winning book Due Diligence for the Financial Professional, 2nd Edition, and Publisher Aegis Journal in 2010 now in its second printing. He is also the author of a few white papers and many articles.

Mr. Files is active in many civic organizations. He is a past Chairman of the American SouthWest Foundation, a non-profit political and economic think-tank. Mr. Files has served as a member of the Governor’s Board on Solid Waste Management, as an advisor to the Governor’s Board on Economic Planning and Development and a former Commissioner of the City of Tempe Transportation Commission. Mr. Files has also received a Commission and a Medal of Merit from the President of the United States. Some of the more notable engagements, co-Lead contractor working with the Asian Development Bank to help draft the Anti-Money Laws of Pakistan, Working with the Government of Yemen on basic due diligence as they took over operations from private oil companies, for several governments he is the provider deep backgrounds on applicants for economic citizenship, and worked as part of team to aid large banks with their compliance issues. He has also worked with banks to develop a more real compliance process to avoid compliance issues.


Compliance, International Investigations, Anti money laundering, Fraud, Due diligence, Fund administration, Asset recovery