Dorothy Baker

Partner and Director of Investigations

Dorothy leads Quinlan’s New York office and manages complex investigations for litigators as well as pre-transactional due diligence research for Quinlan’s institutional investor clients. Prior to Quinlan, Dorothy worked in the headquarters of a global corporate investigative firm for seven years. She has assisted counsel through fact-gathering in a wide range of high-profile disputes and asset-recovery matters, and has conducted investigations and diligence regarding companies and individuals around the world. Dorothy is an expert in public record and social media research and has extensive experience in conducting sensitive interviews with sources. She has overseen investigations into price-fixing, contract fraud, embezzlement of public funds, bid-rigging, and workplace sexual misconduct, among many other areas. Dorothy holds a B.A. from Columbia University.

Anita Huslin

Partner

Anita Huslin is a former journalist who has worked in New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C. for The Washington Post, National Public Radio, The New York Times, the Associated Press and CBS Radio. She was a Pulitzer finalist for breaking news reporting at The Post and led NPR’s first-response coverage of events such as the U.S consulate attack in Benghazi, the shooting in Aurora, Colo., and an Egyptian military coup d’etat during the Arab Spring. At the height of the financial crisis, she left journalism to become a corporate investigator, focusing on ratings agencies and insurers’ roles in the rise and fall of complex asset-backed securities. She has also investigated a global mineral extraction company with ties to the U.S. intelligence community; the UN oil-for-food scandal; and links between a U.S. businessman and contract fraud in Iraq. Anita has a B.A. in Journalism from Penn State University and an MFA from Goucher College. She has taught graduate-level nonfiction narrative at the University of Montana.

Christopher Jaros

Partner

Chris has over a decade of experience practicing law, including most recently as a partner at a major global law firm. As an attorney, Chris represented companies and individuals in civil and criminal investigations and litigation, primarily involving complex federal regulatory programs, and handled all phases of complex civil and criminal litigation. Chris’ experience includes representing several individuals in parallel proceedings arising from a high-profile, transnational criminal investigation, as well as conducting internal investigations and audits, advising clients regarding complex real estate and other transactions, and conducting and overseeing project-related diligence.

Chris has lived, worked, and traveled extensively abroad, including in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Chris graduated from Brown University with an A.B. in English Literature and from the University of Virginia School of Law with a J.D.

Patrick Kelkar

Partner and Director of International Investigations

Prior to Quinlan, Patrick was the head of the anti-corruption and internal investigations practices for a global investigative firm, where he spent more than twelve years. He has managed and conducted due diligence, litigation, asset tracing, fraud, corruption and misconduct investigations on behalf of counsel, international organizations, governments, investors and corporate clients. He has more than twenty years of experience in conducting investigations around the world, and specializes in investigating complex transnational fraud and corruption cases. Patrick has led matters in more than a hundred countries and conducted investigative work on the ground in approximately two dozen countries, including in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Previously, Patrick conducted international investigations on behalf of the World Bank Group and the Independent Inquiry Committee (“Volcker Committee”) into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme in Iraq. Prior to this, Patrick worked for several years as an analyst with PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Dispute Analysis & Investigations practice.

Paul Quinlan

Founder and CEO

Paul spent his career as a journalist reporting both domestically and internationally for a variety of news organizations and publications. His investigations have uncovered fraud, corruption, and malfeasance at the highest levels of business and government. As a professional investigator, Paul has assisted leading litigators, investors and corporate decision-makers in gathering critical facts and intelligence and finding hidden evidence and assets in the context of high-stakes and complex disputes, due diligence, and internal investigations.

A former National Press Foundation fellow, Paul has appeared on CNN and been published by The New York Times, National Journal, USA Today, The St. Petersburg Times, The Miami Herald, The Palm Beach Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Salon, and others. He received a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar.

Wendy Schmidt

Senior Advisor

Wendy Schmidt is the former global leader of the Business Intelligence Services practice of a Big Four consulting firm. A former litigator, Wendy has over 25 years’ experience specializing in the development of background information and intelligence for commercial and government clients, in the context of due diligence, fraud, government investigations, and litigation support. She has also worked with clients to develop third-party risk management and vetting programs. Wendy is a former national and global leader of Deloitte’s Women’s Initiative Network, responsible for the development and oversight of programs aimed at the retention, promotion and recruitment of women. Wendy also serves on the board of the New York City chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Amanda Warren

Director of Finance and Administration

Amanda, an accountant by training, oversees financial and administrative affairs for Quinlan. Prior to joining, she served as the comptroller and, later, the Chief Financial Officer for United Ability, a regional non-profit. Previously, she worked as a senior auditor for the accounting firm Sellers, Richardson, Holman & West, LLP (which was acquired by RSM), and as an internal auditor for Regions Bank. In her role as a nonprofit CFO, Amanda had primary responsibility for all financial matters, including budgeting, cash flow and reporting. Amanda also provided operational and programmatic support to ensure the organization’s ability to accomplish its mission and continue to provide meaningful services. Amanda received both her Bachelor’s degree and Master of Accountancy from Auburn University.

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Quinlan’s senior staff has an average of 20 years’ professional experience working in media, government intelligence, corporate investigations, law, and public sector organizations and are experts in navigating complex domestic and international disputes, due diligence, fraud, corruption, public records, and open source intelligence. We have deep experience in business, law, government, financial markets, private equity, technology, media, telecommunications, energy, the environment, healthcare, retail, trade, and politics, among many other topics.

Our team has experience working on-the-ground in all major U.S. cities, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. We have been on Pulitzer-winning reporting teams and won dozens of prestigious awards, recognitions, and fellowships for our work in academia, journalism, law, and investigations.