A state-of-the-art investigations and consulting firm

Who We Are

Information is power, and information is our business!

We are a competitive, Silicon-Valley based, full-service, “boutique” investigative and compliance-consulting firm composed of best-of-breed affiliated professionals and strategic partners. And, since 90% of information is found in electronic form, and 80% of this data is “unstructured,” we employ cutting-edge resources to wrangle this data into useful and manageable information! As a top-priority, we ensure that this is done in a cost-effective, defensible manner.

Where We Focus

Investigations

While there is no case that is not within our reach, our team is particularly well positioned to handle cases involving fraud and regulatory / compliance matters; we also specialize in due-diligence and business-intelligence services. Typical areas of focus include:

  • Intellectual Property Theft (e.g. trade secret)
  • Internal Fraud, Third-Party Fraud, Bribery, Money Laundering and Tax Evasion
  • Conflicts of Interest (e.g. kickbacks, self-dealing, breach of fiduciary duty
  • Due Diligence in Mergers & Acquisitions, Receiverships and Complex Transactions

We can also fully accommodate cases involving product liability, contract breaches, most torts, business disputes and class-action suits.

Compliance Consulting

We leverage many of the same tools other big consulting firms use to complete robust yet efficient compliance solutions. In particular, we use artificial intelligence and data science to help bring down the cost of a solution and shorten time-to-completion. Whether the need is for privacy or data protection regulation (e.g. GDPR), records retention, or virtually any other compliance need, we can bring the proper resources to bear on your problem using qualified experts and cutting-edge technologies. Low cost, defensible and understandable approaches remain our top priority. In particular, we leverage:

  • Search Technologies to help correlate and locate private, confidential and sensitive information
  • Graph Databases to help track the location of private, confidential and sensitive information
  • Information Extraction to capture and track private, confidential and sensitive information
  • Business Process Management (BPM) to best identify where and how compliance tools can be applied in an efficient and understandable manner
  • Encryption Technologies to protect private, confidential and sensitive information at rest and as it moves throughout the enterprise infrastructure
  • Use of Other Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics and Classification Technologies to ensure the most efficient solution possible

Post-Investigation Proactive Solutions

  • “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”

Despite a client’s best efforts, investigations often help uncover areas where proactive and preventive solutions can make for a more predictable tomorrow. Whether after an investigation or just as part of an exploratory audit, we can help clients optimize their risk-management model. This often includes solutions that make proper use of data science and predictive analytics in the areas of information governance, electronic discovery and threat detection. We are just as capable and competitive in consulting on proactive and preventive measures that maximize your revenue and profits!

Data Science Solutions

Your electronic data is one of your most valuable assets so be sure to put that asset to work for you!

Data science, sometimes called “big data” analytics, adds a whole new set of tools to turbo-charge the capture of priceless insights and to handle vexing compliance needs. Data science is fast becoming the rule, rather than the exception. However, whether used in an investigation or as part of a proactive compliance system-infrastructure, these tools must be applied and leveraged in proper ways – often they are not needed or are not appropriate. We assimilate data-science tools on a case-by-case basis and always in a straightforward and understandable manner. We then work with our client to establish the return on investment that comes from the power these tools bring.

We are uniquely qualified to bring this exciting and progressive area of technology to you!

Who We Serve

We directly serve companies, their counsel and stakeholders as a full-service investigations and consulting firm.

We provide services to investigative agencies, accounting firms and law firms to help them complete their investigative / consultation solutions, particularly where electronic evidence and data science is involved.

We can work in most industries and professional verticals and maintain global reach through an extended network of international affiliates.

We tend to focus on the “middle market” where larger consulting firms are not always a good fit.

About Us

We are a group of best-of-breed strategic partners focused on delivering intelligence and insights which are based on the needs of our clients.We are a full-service investigative firm with competitive advantages in the use of tools and applications that find order and clarity in electronic data. After an initial consultation, we assemble an appropriate team of top-level professionals to effectively and efficiently match a client’s needs.

Licensed private investigator in CA (#18413) and IL (#115.02338)