Protecting What Matters

Financial Investigation Services

Uncover and assess the crucial facts – quickly and effectively – whenever you suspect or discover fraud, embezzlement, theft, bribery, corruption or accounting irregularities.

We help our clients uncover the truth. What happened? Who was involved? How was the crime conceived, carried out and concealed? When did key events occur? Why did oversight and internal control systems fail to prevent the crime or quickly alert executives? And what strategic, tactical and fundamental steps should be taken – immediately and over time – to close windows of vulnerability?

Hillard Heintze provides organizations across markets, sectors and industries with world-class financial investigative services. Our experts specialize in every stage in the lifecycle of a case – from initial suspicion and early detection to litigation, recovery of assets, mitigation of vulnerabilities exposed or exploited, or referral to the appropriate authorities.

Scope of Services

Fraud and Financial Investigations — Direction and execution of financial crime investigations ranging from initial exploratory reviews – to establish if a crime has occurred and a broader inquiry is warranted – to complex, large-scale investigations requiring cross-jurisdictional tracing of funds, assets and persons; document-intensive evidence gathering in multiple languages; and global coordination of resources. Specialization in matters such as Ponzi schemes, bribery and corruption, embezzlement, insurance fraud and abuse, money laundering, contract abuse and bankruptcy. Key tasks, among many others, typically range from forensic financial analysis of identifiable assets, holdings and liabilities, to investigation of commingled assets, electronic evidence capture and multi-channel liaison with justice and law enforcement authorities.

Asset Search and Recovery — Investigations to locate, identify and recover concealed or undisclosed assets, including post-judgment and pre-litigation searches as well as loan defaults, debtor assessments, bankruptcies and insolvencies. Use of accounting acumen, business intelligence and computer forensics to uncover real and intangible property, offshore structures and layered corporate holdings.

Computer Forensics and Electronic Evidence Retrieval — Acquisition, preservation, analysis and documentation of electronic evidence for use in investigation and litigation. Forensic expertise in computer hardware, peripherals, operating systems and applications. Specialization in uncovering critical data trails, capturing time/date stamps, preserving the evidentiary chain of custody and delivering expert witness testimony.

Case Studies #102

Fraud and Embezzlement: The Insider Risk

Most companies don’t get serious about fraud prevention until they become victim to it.

Case Studies #111

Helping a Middle Eastern Government Investigate a Major Multi-Million Dollar Financial Fraud

When a Middle Eastern country uncovered preliminary indications of a massive financial fraud involving several key financial markets and major financial institutions around the world, including one of the largest brokerage companies in the Middle East, what did it do?

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Case Studies #127

Unraveling a Fraudulent and Diversion-of-Funds Scheme Targeting a Major Health Insurer

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