An industry leader in compliance, risk analysis, and complex domestic and international investigations, Larry Potts returned to IGI in 2019 to develop and lead its compliance practice. In his current position with IGI, Potts provides his experience and expertise to internal investigations and due diligence matters. He is responsible for oversight of all compliance reviews and program evaluations.
Potts rejoined the firm from Scientific Games Corporation, a worldwide gaming, lottery, and interactive gaming business, where he led their compliance function from 2004 to 2018. Serving as Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, and Director of Corporate Security Potts developed and implemented rules and processes for conducting business international. His operation annually performed more than 4,000 due diligence investigations related to potential vendors, customers, and suppliers. He oversaw the integration of four major acquisitions into Scientific Games’ compliance culture and programs. Under his leadership, Scientific Games successfully obtained an ISO 37001 certification (anti-bribery) – becoming one of the first companies in the United States to hold that credential.
Pott’s work at IGI and, later, at Scientific Games has been informed by 23 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Potts joined the FBI as a Special Agent and rose through its ranks, ultimately serving as Deputy Director of the FBI in 1995.
Potts graduated from the University of Richmond with Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and also received a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati.
Potts has lectured at Harvard Law School, the Kennedy School of Government, Villanova Law School, and the University of Richmond Law School. Additionally, he developed and taught a 16-week online Certificate in Compliance program for Norwich University and currently teaches undergraduate online criminal justice courses at Norwich University.
Potts has significant experience in a variety of areas, including:
- Developing and directing IGI’s Compliance practice, drawing on several decades of management experience in both the private sector and in government;
- Managing complex internal investigations assessing potential fraud by corporate executives, employees, and outside agents; and
- Providing due diligence and risk mitigation services to IGI’s clients, including Fortune 100 companies, Ivy League universities, large public and private institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, and state and federal elected officials.
- Collegiate Sports Summit – “Under Investigation,” Santa Monica, CA, April 24, 2019