Investigations & Due Diligence
FGIS employs a team of professionals experienced in conducting significant investigations. Several team members bring expertise from their previous roles in law enforcement on the federal, state or local level, including former FBI agents, prosecutors, forensic accountants, and specialists in cyber-threat assessments and remediation. During their careers, FGIS leadership and team members have led major investigations in areas such as the savings and loan crisis, health care fraud, telemarketing fraud, public corruption and other types of systemic frauds. FGIS provides independent and judicious solutions to businesses, financial institutions, law firms and non-profit organizations confronted with the need to examine and mitigate internal fraud, violation of laws or company policies, gathering evidence in major litigation matters and commercial disputes, and locating concealed assets.
Investigations are based on the client's specific needs relative to a specific risk and often supplement the client's internal efforts. The FGIS approach consists of conducting on-site interviews by small teams of skilled investigators or providing strategic advice on internal investigations conducted by the client. These efforts can be supplemented by document reviews, database searches and other processes to assess a situation and provide information needed to react and respond. FGIS personnel are also able to provide training in a variety of areas for internal investigative personnel.
How We Can Help
- Independent Investigations and Examinations
- Corruption, Fraud and Regulatory-Related Investigations
- Organizational Due Diligence
- Sample Engagements
Independent Investigations and Examinations
FGIS' experienced investigators handle a wide range of complex and sensitive investigations both domestically and internationally. We expeditiously and discreetly provide services related to criminal investigations concerning acts such as embezzlement, fraud, cyber-crime, money laundering, extortion and other potential misconduct which has occurred within an organization. Each engagement is led by a senior FGIS team member and can include forensic reviews and asset recovery services.
Corruption, Fraud and Regulatory-Related Investigations
FGIS combines investigative skill with specialized knowledge of the United States and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) anti-corruption laws. Our global experts have a deep understanding of international markets and cultures allowing us to assist in the most challenging situations. Our highly trained professionals work with clientsâ€™ internal teams and legal counsel to review operations and identify weaknesses where fraud and theft can occur. We can help detect losses within your organization resulting from acts such as payroll, supply chain and procurement fraud or assist your company in becoming more proactive and prevent fraud from occurring. FGIS provides detailed analysis of the fraudulent activity and can offer expert testimony as needed.
Organizational Due Diligence
Protecting your organization's reputation and financial security when embarking on a new business venture is crucial. FGIS can assist clients in proactively protecting their most valuable assets. Our team can discreetly conduct investigations of relevant parties such as borrowers, lenders, customers, and investors. We can also provide guidelines and implement a screening program for third party vendors, suppliers and potential business partners to confirm compliance with international laws and your organization's code of conduct to help ensure your reputation and your assets are protected. Outside of the United States and the United Kingdom, open records and public information is often scarce and due diligence investigations must be obtained through human intelligence sources. Our global network of contacts in business, government, law enforcement and journalism provide our team with the ability to access the critical information clients need to make accurate, informed decisions.