Ellen Zimiles L'83
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Ellen Zimiles L'83

Ellen ZimilesELLEN ZIMILES earned her Bachelor's Degree from Brooklyn College. She obtained her Juris Doctor at Syracuse University College of Law in 1983, where she served as an editor of the Syracuse Law Review.

Ms. Zimiles is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Daylight, an independent fraud risk management firm conducting forensic investigations and advising on regulatory compliance, among other matters. She has more than 25 years of litigation and investigation experience, including ten years as a federal prosecutor. Before forming Daylight, Ellen was a principal at a Big Four accounting firm, where she coordinated the forensic practice across all industry segments and was practice leader for the financial services industry. She is a leading authority on anti-money laundering programs, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, fraud control and public corruption matters.

Ms. Zimiles has worked with a multitude of financial institutions preparing for regulatory exams, developing remediation programs and assisting organizations as a regulatory liaison. Before her Big Four experience, she was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York for approximately ten years. She served in the civil and criminal divisions and was chief of the forfeiture unit for more than six years. Ms. Zimiles was responsible for many high-profile money laundering, fraud and forfeiture cases. In recognition for her contributions as a federal prosecutor, Ms. Zimiles received the United States Department of Justice's John Marshall Award for Outstanding Service and the United States Department of Health and Human Services Integrity Award.

Related Links:

Daylight Forensic & Advisory

Corporate Integrity

US Attorney's Office, SDNY



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