Former Cook County State’s Attorney Chief of Investigations and FBI Supervisory Special Agent James P. Roache Joins HKA

HKA, a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support services, announces that James P. Roache has joined the firm as a principal in the Forensic Accounting Commercial Damages group in Chicago, IL.

James has more than thirty-six years of experience in forensic accounting, criminal, civil, and internal investigations, and extensive testimony experience. During his career, he has conducted high-profile investigations, including bank fraud, embezzlement, advance fee schemes, mortgage fraud; corporate fraud; and public corruption and bribery. James has also investigated organized crime and violent groups; crimes against children (sex trafficking and child pornography); violent crimes; and international and local drug conspiracies. His investigation experience includes diverse fraud, money laundering, and asset forfeiture/asset tracing, which is essential in the seizure and recovery process.

James also assisted agencies in improving their internal compliance programs by conducting risk assessments to identify vulnerabilities and promoting systems that enable the detection and prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse to mitigate the identified vulnerabilities. While stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, he worked with the foreign government to assist with Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties (MLATs) and provisional arrest warrants, including participating in overseas investigations and interviews.

James brings more than thirty-six years of forensic accounting and investigatory experience to HKA and is a welcome addition to our group of diverse and talented experts. We are very excited to have him join our team to support the continued growth of our Forensic Accounting & Commercial Damages group and enhance our service offering to provide clients with best-in-class service.

Ron Braver, Partner, Forensic Accounting & Commercial Damages

Prior to joining HKA, James served in executive leadership positions as the Deputy Director, Intelligence Unit and Operations for Secure Community Network, Chief of the Investigations Bureau for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Inspector General for the Cook County Sherriff’s Department, and Senior Supervisory Resident Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where his investigations led to numerous guilty pleas/convictions and more than $5M in forfeitures and fines. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Saint Xavier University (Chicago, IL) and is a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois) and a Certified Fraud Examiner.


HKA is the leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support services. We use our multi-disciplinary expertise to provide a comprehensive set of specialist services:

  • Expert, Claims, and Advisory services for the capital projects and infrastructure sector
  • Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages services for all types of contracts, including commercial and investment treaty disputes
  • Consulting services to support companies working on U.S. Federal Government contracts

We employ more than 1,000 consultants, experts, and advisors in more than 45 offices across 17 countries.

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