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Veit Buetterlin

Veit Buetterlin

Adjunct Professor

Veit Buetterlin is an adjunct professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Management, teaching coursework related to forensic accounting in the Master of Accountancy program.

Veit is a partner and managing director in AlixPartners’ risk practice. For three consecutive years, Who is Who Legal (WWL) recognized him as “one of the world’s leading practitioners” in investigations. Following its most recent reviews, WWL named him a “Global Elite Thought Leader” in forensic accounting and investigations. He has received numerous additional honors, including Lexology’s Client Choice Award in 2022 and 2023, and has been recognized by Global Investigations Review (GIR), Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers.

Veit has held key roles in investigating and remediating some of Europe’s biggest compliance matters and has served as an expert witness in arbitration and U.S. criminal proceeding contexts. This includes major money laundering, terrorism financing, sanctions compliance, securities compliance, tax, corruption, asset tracing, financial statement and environmental law matters. He played crucial roles in investigating and remediating IBOR, Dieselgate and certain high-profile top management misconduct and major bankruptcy cases. He has supported clients on-site in more than 20 countries and led assessments in the context of examinations commissioned by the European Central Bank, the German Federal Bank, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority and other European regulators. He has had numerous key roles related to U.S. monitorships commissioned by the Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. bank regulators. Following that, GIR highlighted the advice Veit gave to “multinational companies over compliance monitorships following U.S. enforcement actions.” Veit’s in-house experience includes acting as a money laundering reporting officer, a divisional head of investigations and an internal audit manager, as well as holding CFO responsibility, in various multinational companies.

Veit earned his doctoral degree with a thesis on an environmental economics topic from the University of Tübingen. He researched at Harvard University and earned another graduate degree from the University of Heidelberg. He has been invited as a speaker and lecturer at international conferences and renowned universities, including Oxford University, St. Gallen University, Zurich University and Frankfurt University, and is a member of the German National Academic Foundation’s selection committee. He is a certified anti-money laundering specialist, a certified global sanctions specialist, a certified fraud examiner, a certified fraud specialist, a certified professional forensic accountant and a certified professional internal auditor, and holds the certificate in climate change risk management from Yale University.