Nidhi Rao - BDO Washington, D.C.

Nidhi Rao

Managing Director


BDO Washington D.C. Office



Executive Summary

Nidhi Rao is a managing director in the Greater Washington, D.C. office of BDO USA LLP. She has more than 20 years of experience conducting global investigations. 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, Africa, Europe, and South America.  She is also fluent in Hindi.

Nidhi has led numerous investigations for matters involving bribery, corruption, kickbacks, fraudulent conveyances, self-dealing, money laundering, employee misconduct and embezzlement, Ponzi schemes, fraudulent financial reporting, and whistleblower complaints. She also assists clients to monitor and assess compliance risks globally, identify red flags indicative of threats to an organization’s business operations and internal control structures and perform reviews of third-party agents.

She has extensive experience investigating and documenting fidelity bond claims for the insureds, the underwriters and as a neutral investigator as well as quantifying economic damages in complex civil litigation.
Nidhi has also 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
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Asian Pacific American Bar Association
South Asian Bar Association
Women’s White Collar Defense Group of Washington, D.C.


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