Adam Klauder is a senior director in Guidehouse’s Global Investigations and Compliance practice. He is a seasoned compliance executive, attorney, and senior leader with a proven track record of guiding financial institutions and corporations through complex compliance investigations and structural reorganization. Adam has an extensive background in developing overall compliance strategy, directing high-profile global sanctions, export controls, and anti-corruption investigations, and providing strategic guidance on the build-out of corporate compliance functions.
Before joining Guidehouse, Adam was a senior global compliance executive at HSBC, serving as Global Head of Sanctions Investigations and Global Investigations Advisor. In these roles, Adam provided subject matter expertise across all global business lines and financial crime types, including sanctions, money laundering, fraud, bribery and corruption, and terrorist financing. He developed end-to-end guidance on investigations strategy, including preparation of policies and procedures, referrals of investigative findings, cross-border information sharing, regulatory reporting, and holistic financial crime risk mitigation.
Prior to joining HSBC, Adam was a Counsel at Clifford Chance, where he delivered legal expertise with a focus on risk management, compliance, and internal investigations. He was a strategic advisor to clients in the defense, healthcare, financial services, transportation and logistics, energy and infrastructure, and telecommunications sectors, and a subject matter expert in compliance matters involving economic sanctions, export controls, anti-corruption, data privacy and other cross-border regulatory regimes. While at Clifford Chance, Adam also was seconded for extended periods as dedicated in-house corporate counsel at a multinational financial institution in London, England, and at a global pharmaceutical company in Berlin, Germany.