Nidhi Rao

BDO Consulting Director


BDO Washington D.C. Office



Executive Summary

Nidhi Rao is a Director in BDO Consulting focusing on domestic and international investigations and serving as the liaison for such services in the South Asian market.  Nidhi conducts corporate internal investigations and provides forensic accounting services in response to government inquiries and regulatory enforcement actions, whistleblower complaints, and matters involving violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).  Nidhi has managed investigations in South Asia, South America, and Europe.  She is also fluent in Hindi. 
Nidhi has led numerous investigations for matters involving employee misconduct and embezzlement, bribery, corruption, kickbacks, fraudulent conveyances, self-dealing, money laundering, and ponzi schemes. 

Nidhi has extensive experience investigating and documenting fidelity bond claims for insureds, the underwriters and as a neutral investigator as well as quantifying economic damages in complex civil litigation. She has also conducted fraud risk assessments, performed forensic reviews, and implemented policies and procedures to address identified fraud risks for a variety of organizations.  Also, she has been published in several national publications and has presented at various conferences on such topics as fraud investigations, FCPA, corporate governance, fraud prevention, and risk assessments.

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association – Associate Member
Asian Pacific American Bar Association – D.C. Chapter
South Asian Bar Association - Member of New York and D.C. Chapters
Women’s White Collar Defense Association
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


B.B.A., Accounting, University of Texas at Arlington