We assist our clients in determining whether they have been victimized by fraud and decide if the cause came from outside or within the organization. Utilizing a combination of investigators, forensic accountants, computer experts and research analysts, we develop sufficient facts in a discreet manner to assess the extent and source of any fraud. This approach allows management to decide the best way to proceed before revealing the existence of the investigation to others within or outside the organization.
For employment investigations, discretion is the key element in our approach. We examine workplace claims of sexual harassment or discrimination. Working with company management and legal counsel, we gather evidence, assess credibility of claims and develop facts in an unbiased manner.
-Outsider Fraud Investigations
-Employment Harassment and Discrimination Investigations
-Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Issues
-Theft of Intellectual Property
Background checks of potential merger and acquisition targets, strategic partners or significant investment opportunities provide a clear profile of the risks involved. Our efforts provide visibility on key issues such as reputation, business track record, and strengths and weaknesses of the company and its management. We also address specific issues that may impact the investment decision, such as the financial strength of the company, political risks in foreign venues and historical criminal involvement and associations.
-Domestic and International Due Diligence
-Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance
-Political Risk Assessment
Sometimes referred to as “informal discovery”, our investigations in support of ongoing or anticipated litigation give our clients an edge in high-stakes litigation. Developing background information on opponents and key witnesses helps determine their credibility, highlights character weaknesses or negative business histories and can provide leverage in settlement negotiations. We are frequently asked to profile assets of the opposing side; to identify and interview witnesses; or to develop critical information that cannot be found through the normal discovery process.
-Assess Witness Credibility
-Background Investigations on Opposition and Key Witnesses
-Location and Interview of Potential Witnesses
-Statement Fact Checking
-Discovery of “Hard to Find” Information
Investigative Advisory Group utilizes our worldwide network of sources to help clients minimize risks in executing business strategies and find solutions for problems that require real-time, accurate information. Founded by a former FBI Special Agent and later Western U.S. Regional Managing Director of both Kroll and SafirRosetti, the firm advises companies and legal counsel involved in high stakes litigation and risky business ventures.
Our professionals have earned a reputation for delivering results in a cost-effective manner while adhering to the highest legal and ethical standards. We use the experience gained in over twenty five years in the intelligence business and in thousands of successful investigations to develop creative approaches to each assignment.