Steven E. Richards is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura Consulting Group located in Washington, DC. He has extensive litigation consulting, complex data analysis, forensic accounting and auditing expertise. Prior to joining Ankura, he was a Partner at Deloitte LLP in the Forensic Advisory practice as well as a Senior Advisory Partner to Deloitte Leadership and Office of General Counsel relating to Audit Regulation and Public Policy. He has served as a regulator at both the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), where he was a Special Advisor to the Chairman and Senior Advisor to the Director of the Division of Enforcement and Investigations. During his career, Mr. Richards has appeared before the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, US House Committee on Financial Services, SEC, Federal Bureau of Investigations, US District Attorney’s Office, and the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO).