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Forensic Accounting & Advisory Services

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Across a global platform, our professionals assist U.S. and multinational clients with responding to allegations involving the propriety of accounting and financial reporting, fraud, regulatory scrutiny and anti-corruption inquiries. Our multidisciplinary experts address a variety of accounting and compliance issues; analyze and reconstruct corporate books, records and electronic information; and participate in fact-finding interviews.

We react quickly and confidentially to safeguard assets and reputation, resolve matters with minimum disruption to the business and mitigate recurrences by recommending effective controls.  Our approaches enable us to efficiently gather facts, analyze the issues, and prepare reports and presentations that stand up to regulatory and judicial scrutiny. We assist with complex accounting and reporting issues that arise from situations occurring outside the normal course of business, including:

  • Fraud and complex financial investigations
  • Audit and special committee investigations
  • Financial statement misstatements, inadequate disclosure and restatements
  • Whistleblower allegations
  • Regulatory inquiries
  • Anti-corruption and FCPA/UK Bribery Act compliance and forensics
  • Independent internal controls and fraud risk assessment
  • Compliance and transaction risk assessments
  • M&A fraud services
  • Ponzi schemes, embezzlement and kickbacks
  • Receiver, trustee and independent monitorship services
  • Technical accounting services
  • Assistance with auditors
  • Accountant liability

SEC & Accounting Advisory

We assist clients in addressing complex accounting, regulatory and auditing issues, including all phases of SEC and PCAOB actions and litigation. Our work includes the resolution of technical issues, assessment of claims, restatements and listing advisory services. Our testifying experts typically have given evidence both for and against the government, thereby enhancing credibility with juries and courts. Several of our seasoned accounting professionals have served with the SEC’s Divisions of Enforcement and Corporation Finance and in the Office of the Chief Accountant, as well as the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

We are also well equipped to support and enhance companies’ accounting, financial reporting, internal controls, and SEC regulation compliance pre-and post-IPO, whether going public through the traditional IPO process or through a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (“SPAC” or “blank check”) transaction.

Our key service offerings in this area include:

  • IPO Readiness
  • Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting Support
  • Interim Management
  • Audit Support
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Gary G. Kleinrichert

Senior Managing Director, Co-Leader of Forensic Accounting & Advisory Services

Brian Ong

Senior Managing Director, Co-Leader of Forensic Accounting & Advisory Services

Stephen Burlone

Senior Managing Director, Co-Leader of Forensic Accounting & Advisory Services