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October 16, 2020

Mark J. Gerber Named Assistant Director of the Office of Internal Auditing

Director Christopher Wray has named Mark J. Gerber as the assistant director of the FBI’s new Office of Internal Auditing. A former FBI special agent, Mr. Gerber is currently a visiting instructor at St. Joseph’s University and recently retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers as a partner.

The FBI created the new Office of Internal Auditing in coordination with the Department of Justice after a review of the FBI’s foreign intelligence surveillance application and oversight procedures. The office is intended to enhance compliance, oversight, and accountability of national security activities at the Bureau.

Mr. Gerber joined the FBI as a special agent in 1997, and spent more than eight years on the white-collar crime squad in the Newark Field Office in New Jersey. He was the case agent on two of the largest accounting and securities fraud cases of the Enron Era: the $14.5 billion Cendant accounting fraud case, and the multi-billion-dollar Bristol Myers Squibb channel stuffing case. Both cases ended in successful prosecutions.

In 2005, Mr. Gerber left the FBI to work at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a worldwide auditing and consulting firm. He led the company’s forensic services group in the Philadelphia market and conducted internal investigations into allegations of fraud and corruption on behalf of audit committees at firms around the globe. He also helped clients identify weaknesses in their compliance and audit programs, internal controls, and develop cost-effective programs to prevent, detect, and mitigate the risks of future violations.

Mr. Gerber retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2019 and began teaching accounting and auditing courses full time at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He also developed the university’s forensic accounting class, which he taught.

Mr. Gerber earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from St. Joseph’s. He is a certified public accountant and is certified in financial forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.