Robert Weiner


Robert Weiner

Corporate Investigations, Securities, Fraud, Money Laundering, Kickback Schemes

is considered an expert in assessing, designing, and implementing compliance programs that identify and mitigate risks and safeguard investments across the globe. Robert is a compliance and legal professional with over 25 years of experience leading critical regulatory and compliance investigations in 80 plus counties. Team-oriented, thorough, and hands-on with proven success reflecting strong leadership acumen that builds censuses and motivates global teams. Highly praised for ethics and cross-cultural communication skills.  Advises companies and counsel on compliance matters, including best practices and conducts investigations into allegations of fraud, bribery, money laundering, and other regulatory violations.

Robert has led large-scale criminal and white-collar financial investigations involving allegations of employee misconduct, securities fraud, money laundering, kickback schemes, and counterfeit goods for Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, hospitals, and law firms. Works with counsel to assemble teams of experts who bring together unique methodologies and technology-enabled approaches to solving problems. 

Recent engagements have included in-depth research and in-country intelligence gathering in several high-profile cases in Nigeria, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Yemen, Dubai, Pakistan, and China. 

Has presented at the AICPA Boardroom on the impact of the FCPA and Doing Business in India. Has also been a speaker at international compliance events and has written articles with respect to compliance programs, anti-bribery regulations, and conducting international investigations. 

As a practicing mergers and acquisition attorney, Robert specialized in domestic and cross-border stock and asset purchases, joint ventures, and other business formations. Have also assisted clients in complying with regulatory requirements and have provided representation in formal legislative and adjudicatory proceedings and enforcement actions before federal and state regulatory agencies. Currently a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Connecticut and New York State Bar Associations.


“James and the SunHawk team have been an invaluable resource for our Compliance Office – they are a reliable, well experienced, trusted and knowledgeable team of professionals who at a moment’s notice will take your calls or respond to your emails.

Their advice helped us navigate the ever evolving, highly regulated healthcare industry!  Whether it’s discussing report methodology or determining appropriate repayment, SunHawk provides the reassurance and confidence that you are doing the right thing!

We are honored to have partnered with SunHawk and will continue to do so in the future!

Natasha Cogdill

Vice President/Chief Ethics, Compliance and Privacy Officer
Community Health System

“SunHawk’s professionals are leaders in the compliance and risk industries. Over the years I have worked with a number of their professionals on a series of projects/issues and learned SunHawk’s professionals are problem/solution-oriented and great coalition builders. 

SunHawk Professionals get the job done and are a pleasure to work with. Commitment, Experience, Professionalism, and Integrity; that’s what SunHawk Professionals brings to the table.”

Gerry Roy

Vice President/Chief Ethics, Compliance and Privacy Officer
Phoenix Children’s Hospital

“Jim Rough is among the most conscientious professionals I have encountered. When he says he is going to do something — he does it. Jim has a broad range of experience gained over decades in leading organizations.

Now as the founder of his own firm, Jim will be enabled to provide the same high-quality service to his clients in a setting that allows greater customization to his clients’ financial circumstances.”

Frank M. Placenti

Chair, US Corporate Governance & Securities Regulation
Practice, Squire Patton Boggs

“SunHawk Consulting’s HIPAA Check Program provided us with an invaluable third-party review of our HIPAA policies and practices. The tracking tool SunHawk includes with the Program has become an integral part of our continued monitoring for HIPAA compliance.

Jan Elezian’s extensive hands-on compliance experience was evident during site visits and staff interviews as she translated difficult subject matter into practical use scenarios and provided quality feedback. Thank you SunHawk team!”

Nancy Lipman

Vice President, Compliance
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

“SunHawk provides an array of dynamic professionals, each with significant subject matter expertise and a problem-solver approach. Beyond their knowledge and conscientious work ethic, however, is a team of caring individuals who strive to furnish individualized, tailored assistance with a personal touch. 

Jim Rough’s dedication to the success of SunHawk clients is evidenced by his strategic and prospective thinking complemented by his ability to truly anticipate the needs of a company in the midst of the complicated compliance climate. I highly recommend SunHawk for companies of any size seeking actionable solutions and measurable results.”

Michelle Missal

Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
Paragon 28, Inc.

“Jim is an innovative partner, highly skilled at listening carefully to client objectives and translating those into actionable solutions. Jim has been a trusted colleague for over six years and is a consistently dependable resource for solution-oriented ideas and action plans. 

Jim drives teams and projects to produce highly valued results with a flexible approach to meet the needs of the client and his team members. Jim challenges his colleagues to exceed expectations and anticipate hurdles making everyone around him a better, more skilled contributor in the process.”

Kelleen O. Brennan

Compliance Counsel

“Jan Elezian’s Comprehensive Healthcare compliance knowledge base and positive attitude have made is possible for us to complete many compliance projects with tremendous outcomes. If you face complex compliance needs you would be fortunate to work with Jan and SunHawk Consulting.”

Jerry Byrd

Healthcare Revenue Cycle Director
Honor Health

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