Investigations / Compliance Consulting

Corporate Governance / Compliance

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We help organizations design, assess gaps, enhance, and continuously monitor corporate governance programs.

Our advisory services address the needs of each client’s unique business to achieve and maintain compliance with regulatory and/or ethics requirements.

Our global team of experts assist in proactively managing and mitigating risks associated with potential regulatory non-compliance to help protect and preserve the reputation and operations of our clients.

We work with clients to design, build, implement, and monitor policies, procedures, and internal controls that promote accountability at the top of compliance and ethics programs, while balancing the interests of daily operations to support senior management, shareholders, and other stakeholders.

Our Services
  • Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption Compliance (ABAC)
  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance & Monitoring
  • Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Compliance
  • Business Conduct & Code of Ethics Review
  • Compliance Program Assessment
  • Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Compliance
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Compliance
  • Gap Analysis
  • Independent Internal Controls Assessments
  • Know Your Customer (KYC) Research & Analysis
  • Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Compliance
  • Process Testing & Validation
  • SEC Disclosure & Reporting
  • Technology Assessments
  • Transaction Reviews & Lookbacks
  • U.K. Bribery Act Compliance
Our Subject Matter Experts
  • Certified Forensic Computer Examiners (CFCE)
  • Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP)
  • Certified Public Accountants (CPA)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • Computer Forensic Specialists (EnCase Certified Examiners)
  • Data Analysts
  • eDiscovery Specialists
  • FCPA Experts
  • Forensic Accountants
  • Former Corporate Internal Auditors
  • Former Law Enforcement Agents
  • Former Prosecutors
  • Geo-Political Risk Consultants
Our Clients
  • Attorneys
  • Audit Committees
  • Boards of Directors
  • Chief Compliance Officers
  • Chief Ethics Officers
  • General Counsel
  • Government Agencies
  • Special Committees
Boards of Directors Advisory

Our experts provide boards of directors with strategic advisory on compliance and disclosure issues, including risk management, potential violations of laws or regulations, possible conflicts of interest, answers to shareholder requests/actions, and response to investigations and enforcement actions by regulators and private litigation.

For clients with corporate governance programs in place and looking for potential enhancement and/or continuous monitoring, we leverage our experience in accounting, financial matters, investigations, and internal controls to test and enhance governance programs and provide ongoing monitoring services. Our experts work to ensure programs are operating effectively and as intended, providing actionable guidance on any gaps in compliance programs to increase program effectiveness.

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Compliance

Our team assists clients with compliance and reporting related to rapidly evolving ESG trends and requirements. We work with clients to develop and enhance ESG programs and provide effective solutions tailored to their specific business needs and priorities.

We leverage our deep investigative, technical, and industry expertise to identify and prioritize governance and integrity risks associated with critical ESG issues, including but not limited to: conducting supply chain mapping to identify potential high-risk suppliers and help companies maintain transparency across multiple jurisdictions and economies; conducting social audits to evaluate working conditions, health and safety issues, diversity and inclusion in the workforce, and environmental management; and providing assistance in auditing social responsibility clauses in agreements and established sustainable procurement criteria.

By combining our investigative experience and environmental, health, and safety expertise, we can deliver comprehensive solutions across a wide range of ESG issues to help clients achieve their ESG goals and meet regulatory and ethical requirements.

Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption (ABAC) Compliance

We help companies evaluate and strengthen their ABAC compliance programs. Our global experts have a deep understanding of ABAC environments and regulations across the world, including the U.S. FCPA, U.K. Bribery Act, and other regulatory provisions. We help ensure corporate compliance policies and procedures address ABAC risks in various operations and jurisdictions through assessments, sample testing, and/or compliance monitoring to confirm program effectiveness and identify potential enhancements.

Our capabilities include ABAC program assessment; transaction testing; internal controls review; enhanced due diligence of third-party vendors, agents, and intermediaries; cross-border investigations; and monitorships.

Risk Advisory, Assessment & Gap Analysis

Our team is experienced in conducting gap analyses of corporate governance frameworks and compliance protocols to identify unrecognized risks, underlying causes, and areas for improvement to most effectively mitigate risk.

By gathering quantitative and qualitative data, measuring key performance indicators, interviews, and escalating levels of assessments, we help clients assess and monitor their compliance programs. We work closely with key stakeholders and personnel to address and mitigate risks, respond to imminent crisis situations, and ensure long-term business success.


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