Strategy Consulting

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM | FORENSIC AUDITING works with leadership to build effective compliance solution strategies to see what is around the corner, and to help leaders understand their risks and responsibilities. It doesn’t simply provide strategic advice. It provides the good counsel and program agility needed to meet current and future regulatory obligations. Most importantly, It works with executive leadership to formulate sound strategies that can be efficiently operationalized to achieve results.


Given the complex and evolving nature of corporate governance, boards often require objective advice and compliance oversight. VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM | FORENSIC AUDITING works with each client to ensure that its risk appetite is clear and communicated, and that risk is mitigated by effective compliance policies. It provides the results of key reviews, independent testing, and risk assessments directly to the board of directors. It gives a straightforward and honest assessment and makes recommendations for what to do next, so that the board can provide effective oversight. It is often a trusted advisor to corporate boards.

Target Operating Model & Anti-Money Laundering

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM | FORENSIC AUDITING works with clients to achieve operational excellence. It helps banks structure compliance departments based on risk, complexity, size, and business lines to enable clients to achieve effective compliance. It reviews investigative functions across the organization to identify areas appropriate for shared resources and services and assess staffing levels to identify opportunities for adjustment.

Board Training

Based on our root cause analysis of the deficiencies, VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM | FORENSIC AUDITING provides specific recommendations designed to comply with the laws and regulations while meeting regulatory expectations and industry best practices. It often starts with the board, providing training so that the board understands its responsibilities and vulnerabilities, is aware of risk, and know how to communicate expectations and incentives to build a culture of compliance throughout the organization.

Compliance Technology Vendor Selection

AML compliance system selection is a time-consuming process and a major investment for any institution. Whether your institution is replacing or upgrading one of your AML systems, or is considering using artificial intelligence, machine learning, or robotics, VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM | FORENSIC AUDITING can help. It has the knowledge and experience to assist your organization with critical change. It analyzes and documents business process and technology needs associated with targeted systems and creates business requirements to be included in a request for information (RFI). It can facilitate vendor evaluation, developing effective selection criteria and scorecards, in addition to managing RFI responses via the vendor assessment submission process.


MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ.), attorney at law and forensic auditor, assists clients with criminal matters, administrative supervision and enforcement cases, and internal and external investigations. Cases involving accusations of fraud, bribery, money laundering, corruption or violations, financial mismanagement, of international sanctions seriously disrupt a client’s operations and damage their reputation. At a client’s request, the attorney can conduct internal investigations, advice, litigate and negotiate with regulators and the Public Prosecution Service. He delivers swift solutions that address the underlying problems for urgent matters. Sometimes, his clients are injured by non-compliant conduct; sometimes they find themselves accused of the same.