Santiago Batista is an experienced investigator with over 15 years of state, federal and private investigative experience. He provides clients with expert consulting services in matters involving complex cross-border risk and crisis management, investigative due diligence, anti-money laundering, fraud and embezzlement investigations.
Mr. Batista specializes in assisting law firms, governments, corporations and private clients with predominantly sensitive international investigations in the South and Latin American regions. A great part of his work focuses on international criminal investigations; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations; and asset tracing matters.
Most recently, Mr. Batista was the New York office head for Custom Information Services, a specialized investigations firm focused on the Americas. Prior to joining the private sector, he spent nine years as a criminal investigator at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office where he finished his tenure as Deputy Chief Investigator. In this capacity, he managed more than 50 criminal investigators within the office’s Investigations Division overseeing white collar; money laundering; fraud; public corruption; organized crime; and cybercrime investigations. Over the course of his government career, Mr. Batista directed numerous complex multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional cases, wiretaps and tactical operations.
Mr. Batista began his investigative career at the U.S. State Department within the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.