While most intelligence surrounds activities external to your business,
investigations often involve internal events as well.† Investigations are aimed
at discovery, identification, and corroboration.
Investigations are important for better informed decision making
and are a very integral part of corporate intelligence.† Fact finding
and evaluation are necessary steps leading to planning and action.† Investigations
help clear up misconceptions; moreover, they may reveal very positive
attributes otherwise hidden from view.
Investigations are initiated after an incident or suspected incident
- product tampering
- adverse communications
- stolen trade secrets
- cyber attacks
- corporate governance complaints
óall these and more give
rise to investigations.†
Given the nature of many incidents, clients desire to quietly explore
for the facts before assessing options possibly leading to criminal
prosecution or civil action.
Corporations continually face threats to personnel, property, and
proprietary information.† Even the best contingency planning canít
prevent unwelcome events that impact the companyís economics and
its personnelís well-being.
IRI specialists quickly investigate and assess whether events are
due to intentional acts, negligence, inadvertence, or accidents involving
current or former employees, competitors, or other outsiders attempting
to take undue advantage of the company or its personnel.
Individuals including business professionals, artists, celebrities,
and sports figures may encounter personal problems ranging from questionable
financial affairs to various forms of harassment including stalking.† IRI staff analyzes circumstances especially in instances prior to law
Investigations often arise by way of client counsel who may require
further investigation associated with a client problem or legal action.† IRI experts assist with litigation support and resolution.†
IRI experts perform financial due diligence. Importantly, IRIís
expertise also addresses non-financial due diligence with respect
to personnel and business practices óboth domestic and global.†
Personnel due diligence entails developing an informed perspective
on people and their backgrounds, while business due diligence enhances
understandings about business activities, markets and products, and
circumstances influencing business performance