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Ellen Zimiles

Managing Director, Financial Services Advisory and Compliance Segment Leader and Head of Global Investigations & Compliance, Navigant


Ellen Zimiles is Head of Navigant’s Financial Services Advisory and Compliance segment and its Global Investigations and Compliance practice. She has more than 30 years of litigation and investigation experience, including 10 years as a federal prosecutor. As an assistant United States attorney in the Southern District of New York, Ms. Zimiles served in the civil and criminal divisions and was chief of the forfeiture unit for over six years. She was responsible for many high-profile money laundering, fraud and forfeiture cases.

Ms. Zimiles is a leading authority on fraud control, anti-money laundering programs, corporate governance, foreign and domestic public corruption matters, regulatory and corporate compliance and monitorships. She has worked with a multitude of financial institutions preparing for regulatory exams, developing remediation programs and assisting organizations as a regulatory liaison. Ms. Zimiles serves as a Monitor for various federal and state law enforcement and regulatory agencies in financial crime and other compliance matters.