Nirali Patel-Prabhakar leads Gryphon’s business intelligence team, specializing in U.S. and international investigations and pre-investment diligence for Gryphon’s private equity, venture capital, hedge fund and other institutional investor clients. Nirali joined Gryphon in 2014 and previously managed a high-volume project focused on identifying patterns of financial fraud and conducting investigations into high-profile individuals, including politically exposed persons (PEPs) in various international jurisdictions. Prior to her current role, Nirali headed one of Gryphon’s largest areas of practice, the due diligence team.
Nirali holds a master’s degree in International Crime and Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware. Nirali speaks Gujarati fluently and is conversational in Hindi.
Areas of Expertise: Pre-transactional Due Diligence; Human Intelligence; Reputational Risk Assessment; Know your Customer and Anti-Money Laundering Due Diligence