When does your company need a corporate investigation?
The sophistication of corporate wrongdoing seems to double at regular intervals, sort of like that rule about computer chip power doubling every couple of years. No matter the security employed or the layers of checks and balances in your systems, someone will always try to outsmart it, and with troubling regularity, they succeed, at least until events are investigated after the fact.
We have experts that have investigated and resolved every type of corporate crime.
A corporate investigation can take any number of shapes.
Corporate investigations break down into five types.
- Research – When you are considering a strategic partnership, buyout, or acquisition, you want to be sure you understand the true facts about all parties. We can find out if what you’ve been told is accurate, how much it may be inaccurate, and what motivation a party may have for wanting to deceive you.
- Financial – Our experts analyze your financial records in an effort to uncover fraud, embezzlement, and other financial crimes or violations of company policy.
- Electronic – Investigators can locate, recover, and securely store electronic information that can be used to trace activity in a larger investigation, locate evidence, help establish the time and place of events, and bring about a discreet resolution.
- Corruption – Our corruption team investigates corporate espionage, illegal foreign involvement, bribery, wrong use of corporate resources, and other business/industrial crimes.
- Undercover – We go onsite as employees or contractors with the goal of investigating a crime or further understanding a civil complaint. If your company suspects ongoing workplace harassment, an undercover investigator can get a firsthand look at the day to day functioning of your corporate culture.
Protect Your Company Against Loss From
- Misuse of resources (example: employee distributes ransomware through your servers)
- Theft of Intellectual Property (example: contractor steals trade secrets and uses them for their own gain)
- Theft of Inventory (example: your unreleased product is disappearing from a warehouse and showing up online)
- Stolen Data (example: your customer data shows up on the dark web. how did it get there?)
There are many aspects of corporate investigations and they can vary significantly based on your needs. For example, corporate investigations can uncover if a potential business partner is legitimate, whether an employee is stealing from the company, or reveal fraud and embezzlement, just to name a few. A corporate investigator’s main objective, is ensuring a company knows the truth so they have confidence that they are operating within the law.