Sam Nazzaro

JD, MBA, Esq.

Senior Executive Advisor - Global Investigation & Forensics and Compliance & Ethics

Former: Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Senior Counsel for the Department of Justice Criminal Division, Federal Prosecutor, Senior Trial Attorney, Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division, International Judicial Attaché, Adjunct International Instructor and Rule of Law expert, Investigations In-House Counsel, Managing Director and Practice Leader at the Big 4 and Judge Advocate General (JAG) LT Colonel (retired), and

Subject Matter Expert in Compliance, Internal and Cross Border Investigations, Forensics & Expert Litigation Support

Phone: +1 (703) 674-5080, x119


11710 Plaza America Drive, Suite 300
Reston, VA 20190 USA

Sam Nazzaro (American citizen), a licensed attorney in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, is a top-level investigator, in-house compliance counsel/expert, former senior Department of Justice (DOJ) official and served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Senior Counsel to the Criminal Assistant Attorney General, with oversight responsibilities for FCPA/AML DOJ corporate resolutions. He is a former federal prosecutor and forensic advisor with the Big4 advising on global anti-corruption, FCPA, AML and false claims for global companies. Sam has worked in multiple sectors, including healthcare and financial services and has extensive international experience, with more than twenty-years of combined success in crisis response, complex investigations, domestic and international advocacy, training, and regulatory compliance. Sam served as a commissioned officer (retired LT Colonel) in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps of the United States Army. Sam’s expertise is also in managing complex investigatory and risk issues and conducting strategic and focused investigations. He lives with his wife and children in Maryland.

With leadership presence and residing in the Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New York metro areas; Miami; Houston; Austin; Atlanta; Columbus; Tampa; Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Quito, Ecuador; Bogota, Colombia; Mexico City; Brisbane, Australia; and Cologne, Germany, the firm principals are repeatedly sought-after in high stakes forensic, integrity services and special investigation, as well as risk, security/executive protection, litigation support, and compliance advisory services. They have worked for or served the world’s largest, most recognized, and respected companies. Together, RKA multi-lingual leaders some which are certified public accountants, accredited business valuators, certified internal auditors and certified fraud examiners, others certified in financial forensics, project management, audit leadership, government and information systems audit, and risk management, licensed attorneys, and personal protection specialists. We have decades of experience as former Fortune 30 senior executives, including CEOs and Board/Audit Committee members, Big4 accounting firm partners, external and internal auditors, compliance advisors, protection and intelligence community personnel, United States federal prosecutors, and state and federal American and foreign law enforcement and armed forces commissioned officers.

While RKA Worldwide Group LLC (USA) and RKA Worldwide do Brasil Consultoria and companies in formation, RKA Worldwide de Colombia SAS, RKA Worldwide de Argentina SA, and RKA Worldwide Security and Protection LLC, may employ, associate and/or contract with attorneys and CPAs, we are not public accounting firms nor law firms nor are we registered as such.