When risk becomes reality, Grant Thornton’s Forensic Advisory Services professionals move quickly to protect value, restore confidence and position our clients to return to their primary mission of creating value.
We provide a full spectrum of solutions, tailored to your unique situation. From proactive solutions designed to evaluate and mitigate compliance risk to reactive solutions such as investigations and litigation support we leverage our forensic technology and corporate intelligence capabilities drive efficiency, ensure quality and deliver results.
To deliver these solutions, we have assembled a world-class multidisciplinary team of professionals. These individuals are skilled, knowledgeable, educated, experienced and trained to quickly and confidentially understand complex issues, identify and acquire evidence, conduct investigations and forensic interviews, prepare defensible reports and communicate effectively with owners and regulators, or a judge and jury.
The result? A firm that brings highly qualified and experienced forensics professionals with a sense of urgency to solve tough business issues—fraud, misconduct and litigation.
Finding and remediating unethical conduct takes deeply qualified professionals and a proven approach to investigations
When the need for an investigation arises, so does the immediate need for a thorough yet efficient review of evidence to support or refute an allegation. Our clients and their counsel rely on us to provide the right expertise, whether it is one subject matter expert or teams working simultaneously around the world. The Grant Thornton difference is that we utilize a proven methodology that is cost effective, and our commitment to effective communication eliminates unnecessary tasks and excessive professional fees.
What matters most is the team that will serve you. We will identify a team of Grant Thornton professionals that meets your specific needs. In addition to forensic accounting and investigative professionals, we will identify other professionals as needed including industry experts, SEC.
- SEC enforcement resulting in financial restatements
- Anti-bribery and corruption (ABAC)
- Financial Crimes, Anti-money laundering
- Government/regulatory inquiries
- False Claims Act
- Healthcare fraud, waste and abuse
- Whistleblower allegations
- Independent examination and monitoring
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Forensic Technology ServicesYour data is often your best competitive advantage, but appropriately mining that data is a challenge for most organizations.
- Employee fraud and misconduct
- Internal accounting fraud
- Code of conduct
- Board and board committee-led investigations of accounting irregularities, executive misconduct and whistleblower allegations
The Forensic Technology Services professionals at Grant Thornton help clients and their legal counsel identify and recover files that have been purposely hidden or deleted; identify, collect, preserve and analyze substantial sets of data; and monitor compliance with applicable laws and regulations. We combine state-of-the-art forensic investigation methodologies and advanced technology to offer innovative and defensible solutions to our clients’ complex legal issues.
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Providing a transparent view of third-party relationships, target investments and counter-parties through corporate intelligence insights.
When legal, finance, compliance and procurement teams investigate fraud, contemplate litigation, evaluate investments and vet business relationships, they rely on the Grant Thornton Corporate Intelligence team to create solutions that protect each client’s assets and mitigate reputational risk. Whether considering entering a new market, concerned about existing business partners, seeking to comply with financial crime legislation or commencing an investigation, a robust approach to intelligence gathering is essential to make informed decisions.
Grant Thornton’s Corporate Intelligence services combine industry experience, human intelligence and artificial intelligence to ensure the veracity and completeness of a fact- finding mission. Our global Corporate Intelligence services are designed to help clients gather the information they need to assess such areas as global third-party vendor validation, customer and patron due diligence, and asset tracing of an adversary party.
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Corporate Compliance The best defense is a good defense, and effective compliance is the best defense
- Third party validation
- Asset tracing
- Adverse party profiles
- Transaction background checks
- Patron due diligence
- Know your customer
A good defense in the corporate world is a strong compliance program that is designed to protect businesses and the public alike. Failure to comply with government regulations can result in severe consequences, including fines, penalties, prosecution, imprisonment, profit disgorgement, government contract debarment, reputational damage and rescission of export licenses.
In the event of an allegation of wrongdoing, companies must be ready to investigate and respond swiftly, and engage a service provider with global reach and a sophisticated understanding of local and regional culture, language, and financial and regulatory systems. International investigations are rigorous, complex and exhaustive—and they require diverse resources. Our services focus on protecting the integrity and reputation of your business, as well as compliance with laws and regulations.
Our compliance program framework—which we leverage when conducting assessments, design work and remedial and corrective work—manages a variety of compliance risk areas (e.g., bribery and corruption, anti-trust, insider trading, etc.). It is predicated on the corporate compliance laws and regulations, a variety of guiding frameworks (e.g., U.S. federal sentencing guidelines, OECD framework, ISO 37001, etc.), agency guidance (e.g., Department of Justice and SEC guidance, Office of Inspector General Guidance, the UK Ministry of Justice Guidance, etc.) and other leading practices that organizations with mature compliance programs have generally found to be effective.
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Litigation and Dispute Consulting Addressing disputes and defending your position in court takes specialized resources to achieve the desired outcomes.
- Ethics and compliance cultural assessments
- Compliance governance, board oversight and department structures
- Compliance risk assessments
- Compliance program design assessments
- Cost-of-compliance and resource rationalization
- Speaking-up and whistleblowing programs
- Ethics and compliance case management, escalation and reporting
- Code of conduct and policies development
- Training and communications strategies and program design
- Compliance reviews and monitoring
- Fraud risk assessments
- Anti-money laundering services
- Anti-bribery and anti-corruption services
- Third party due diligence and program assessments and enhancement
- Asset tracing and transaction testing
Handling complex litigation and dispute matters requires special skills and experience generally outside the scope of most businesses’ normal operations. Grant Thornton offers the following specialized services that support companies and their legal counsel.
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- Litigation consulting
- Expert witness testimony
- Purchase price disputes
- Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
- Complex accounting
- Class actions