Global Intelligence and Investigations
CSI provides firms with domestic and international intelligence and investigations expertise necessary to resolve conflict through fact-finding and critical analysis. We have conducted thousands of investigations worldwide and have an unmatched track record of resolving disputes and uncovering the information necessary to protect your company from internal or external attacks against your personnel, products, or brand. We have significant experience working with in-house and outside counsel as well as crisis management professionals to successfully conduct and conclude internal, external or regulatory inquiries.
Our experts help organizations with their critical fact finding when they need to conduct internal and external inquiries or to examine allegations of wrongdoing. Whether or not actual misconduct is discovered, such inquiries, and their aftermath, can pose serious risks to companies and their stakeholders, damaging their reputation, disrupting their business operations and exposing them to government scrutiny, as well as to potential criminal, civil and regulatory liability. CSI's investigative services and expertise have helped clients successfully resolve investigations promptly and with minimal business disruption.
In situations where an independent investigative auditor may be required, CSI can put its expert financial and investigative teams to work. Our team provides a range of investigative services, including:
- Product Diversion and Misinformation Campaigns (Competitive Intelligence)
- Workplace Investigations
- Intellectual Property
- Financial Investigations
- Due Diligence Investigations
- Asset Recovery
Product Diversion and Misinformation Campaigns (Competitive Intelligence)
The agony and confusion when people or businesses come under attack by known or unknown sources is crippling. Whether it’s product diversion by a competitor or an attempt to smear your reputation, we have significant experience with these types of attacks and can help you uncover the truth and reveal the individuals behind the attack. We will also guide you through the steps necessary to defend your reputation, product or service through our association with crisis management firms and other professional associations that have expertise with these types of attacks.
At CSI we understand the sensitive legal issues involved in handling a situation that could potentially result in some form of litigation and recommend all our clients to retain a qualified Employment Law attorney. Our team of qualified investigators and security experts have years of experience and understand the issues and concerns faced by employers in today’s business environment.
From hiring to termination of an employee to acquiring/merging a business, information is vital and necessary. Our proven techniques and services enable employers to reduce liability restore productivity and improve profits.
Intellectual Property Protection
Our skilled experts provide strategies and implement programs to protect your Intellectual Property (IP) in connection with identifying and countering industrial and economic espionage attacks on your brand, products, services or research and development by competitors, current and former employees, foreign governments, or others seeking to damage your corporate reputation or access sensitive corporate information.
We have significant experience working with crisis communications firms that help guide companies through the risks associated with IP attacks. We work closely with business units to determine IP enforcement priorities and strategies and have the experience in working with your legal counsel to aggressively investigate cases of IP infringement, and to pursue appropriate legal action.
CSI undertakes clients' investigations of misconduct, bribery and corruption, as well as assessments of financial transactions, accounting irregularities, and regulatory and compliance issues on behalf of publicly and closely held companies, private equity firms, government agencies, municipalities, NGOs and high net worth individuals. We have personnel with expertise in forensic accounting and asset recovery.
We have a trusted network of current and former law enforcement, attorneys, foreign intelligence and investigative professionals in over 150 countries.
A due diligence investigation is a type of pre-transaction or pre-employment corporate investigation that tries to uncover details of a company's management, finances, performance, mission, history, aims, suppliers, clients, industry and any other details that may affect how a company does business. Due diligence is vital before a merger, company purchase, or acquisition because it ensures that liabilities are not hidden. Buying a business or entering into a business agreement is a big decision that can’t be made without proper and insightful due diligence and ensure no surprises arise down the road.
CSI can gather all the financial, legal and personal information about a potential business partner or an existing business you’re planning to buy before a transaction takes place. We provide analysis, so our clients can manage potential risks.
Our due diligence services allows a buyer or prospective partner to go through the risks of the business, customer records and other documents to ensure he or she is making a good decision and confront difficult business challenges.
Due diligence can put fears to rest about buying something that isn’t what it appears to be or about entering into a new business venture with someone you know very little about. Both situations can result in financial setbacks and embarrassment that may affect your brand and give your competitors sensitive information about your business operations.
The globalization of business and sophistication of white-collar criminals has led to the concealment of proceeds of crimes in a variety of manners including offshore accounts and dummy companies. Funds can be transferred around the world instantaneously, and the ever-expanding world of offshore finance means that it can be relatively easy to set up complex corporate structures to hide the true ownership of assets.
Our clients have access to our experienced professionals, including financial crimes specialist, forensic accountants, practitioners focused on computer-related issues and former federal agents from the U.S. Secret Service, the FBI and other intelligence organizations.
Over the years, we have developed a network of over 190 personally vetted, international, former intelligence professionals, police officers, government officials, lawyers and judges in over 150 countries.
We help our clients identify:
- Financial Accounts
- Real and Intangible Properties
- Business Associations
- Accounts Receivable
- Personal Property