John A. Rademacher, Principal Compliance Guru
Charles River Associates
John Rademacher is a principal in CRA’s Forensic Services Practice, serving as a trusted advisor during times of crisis and helping organizations demonstrate their commitment to integrity by maintaining effective compliance programs and quickly uncovering truth when responding to allegations of misconduct. He delivers value by deploying cross-functional teams of experienced professionals who get to truth more quickly than under traditional methods. He has significant experience advising corporate clients and their external counsel in matters related to ethics and compliance programs, forensic investigations, regulatory enforcement, third-party risk management, and anti-bribery and corruption. He has demonstrated experience conducting investigations in over 20 countries and has successfully built compliance programs for clients in a variety of industries. He frequently works with cross-functional teams consisting of in-house and external counsel, forensic technology, corporate intelligence, data-analytics, and deep industry expertise to deliver quality service.
He assists Boards of Directors, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officers in developing and sustaining effective ethics and compliance programs for large multinational corporations and high-growth companies. This has regularly included evaluating compliance program frameworks and delivery models, advising on the design and implementation of compliance program elements, developing compliance strategies, and supporting clients in reporting to regulators in response to enforcement actions. These transformations often focus on establishing governance structures that drive ethical conduct; simplifying policies and procedures; developing effective risk assessments; evolving training and communications to align with adult-learning; establishing risk-based auditing and monitoring strategies; and revamping hotline, investigations, and disciplinary mechanisms to meet regulator expectations.