Corporate Investigations may cover considerable ground. Executive maleficence, backgrounds and theft. The following are some areas that affect or are considered Corporate Investigations. In this sense it includes any legal business regardless of organization including incorporations, Limited Liability Companies, even partnerships and sole proprietorships. Of course. not all investigative categories may apply and also includes not for profits, trusts, etcetera and may include government entities. Corporate investigations can easily cross state jurisdictional lines as well as international boundaries.
Corporate Investigation Examples
• Internal Employee Issues: Theft, embezzlement, Ponzi schemes, threats, policy violations, blackmail and other forms of corruption. High losses related to employee larceny, both rank and file and at the executive levels. Background checks are becoming more common.
• External Risks in Business: Internet fraud, electronic surveillance (bugging both audible and visual) industrial espionage (theft of intellectual property) extortion, competitive intelligence, due diligence matters, executive maleficence like kickbacks, and competitive areas like product diversion. Tort actions and other civil suites.
• Intellectual Property Rights: This includes registered trademarks and branding. Piracy, counterfeiting, trade mark and patent infringement with litigation support.
• Financial: Including forensic accounting and fraud investigations including embezzlement.
Many things may pertain to corporate investigation, like executive or employee blackmail. Take ‘Due Diligence Investigations’:
• International Investments: who are the other parties and backgrounds, solvency etc.
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Subsidiaries, Brokers and Agents
• Ownership Interests, hidden ownership interests.
• Red Flags
• State-Owned Companies
• Board of Directors and Executive Officers
• Civil Litigation
• Sanctions, court decisions and court ordered judgements.
• Licensing and Certifications
• Politically Exposed Person (PEP): Those persons entrusted with a prominent public function. A PEP presents a higher risk for potential involvement in bribery and other public corruption by virtue of the position and influence that they may wield.
Hiring a Due Diligence Investigator
International due diligence investigations require familiarity and knowledge of local laws, languages or customs of the origin of the person(s) or entities under investigation. Due diligence investigations must
confidential and discreet. The operative word in due diligence investigations is flexibility in pursuing divergent tracks, themes and categories to provide the best overview of the investigation.
Screening and Background Checks
Both potential vendors and employees are subject to screening. Screening of employees falls short of what would constitute a background check. It only addresses issues that would prevent hiring or vet applicants for higher consideration for employment. Vendor screening makes sure the vendor has a good reputation for meeting delivery requirements in a timely manner and have no pending judgements or litigation that would affect their ability to delivery the contracted services.
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Backgrounds are more in-depth reports, geared to specific issues or conditions like criminal backgrounds, driving history, financial health and include more exhaustive reporting. Some backgrounds are geared towards a ‘level of trust’ inherent with positions. Driving a delivery van, you wouldn’t consider anyone with an extensive history of vehicular accidents. You would not entrust your company’s finances to anyone with less than stellar honesty and attention to detail and integrity. Many defense and Government contractors require deep background investigations. Advanced Private Investigator & Security of Miami FL can meet all your corporate investigation needs. Contact us today!