William Nichols - Associate Director

William specialises in asset tracing, criminal defense support, sanctions defense and FCPA investigations with experience spanning Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

He joins Raedas from Washington DC-based investigations firm TDI. Notable experience includes successfully locating and recovering USD 40 million of a client’s assets stolen and hidden by a Swiss money manager in Labuan; legally obtaining 10 years of a cryptocurrency fraudster’s e-mails from a former IT employee; investigating and uncovering the rigging of defense contracts by a former Middle Eastern air force general using a hawala network from his prison cell; managing an investigation into a PRC government-connected tech firm active in the US that resulted in the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States taking action against the firm; and leading an investigation into conflicts of interest surrounding a multi-billion dollar US defense contract. The latter case helped precipitate investigations by the FBI’s public corruption squad and the Pentagon’s Inspector General.

William is based in Washington, DC and maintains an active private investigator license in the state of Virginia.