Liban Jama, a veteran federal regulator and former in-house counsel, has joined Ernst & Young as a partner in its fraud investigation and dispute services practice in Washington, D.C.

“Liban’s views on corporate governance and compliance, as well as his experience handling a variety of anti-corruption, fraud and bribery matters, can help our clients develop programs that can keep up with shifting compliance scenarios. He will be a valued addition to our team,” Brian Loughman, EY Americas Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services leader, said in the June 21 announcement of Jama’s hire.

Jama most recently served as senior adviser of legal, policy and strategy at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in its division of enforcement and investigations. Before that, he spent nearly a decade at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where he served as senior adviser to then-SEC Chair Mary Jo White, who is now litigation partner and senior chair at Debevoise & Plimpton.

He also has served as counsel to former SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar, and as senior counsel in the SEC’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit, according to his LinkedIn profile. 

Jama began his career at Arnold & Porter in Washington where he focused on corporate and securities matters.

He has spoken extensively on finance topics including fraud, anti-corruption, the FCPA and compliance-related issues. He talked about his work at the PCAOB last year in a video for the Center for Audit Quality.