Who we are
Our clients have relied on us for more than two decades to deliver service excellence, subject matter expertise and global market knowledge.
Having worked all over the world to solve complex forensic issues for our multinational clients, we are internationally recognized as specialists in multi-jurisdictional investigations. We pride ourselves on bringing a high level of confidence to clients facing serious issues by providing clear, robust, and candid advice that is trusted by clients, regulators, courts, and enforcement agencies.
We frequently work at the direction of counsel on global matters including complex multi-year investigations, collecting data from numerous accounting and electronic sources, analyzing complex transactions and advising clients in response to regulatory inquiries and monitorships.
Regulators we have dealt with include the US Department of Justice (DOJ), US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), as well as many other foreign regulatory authorities.
While we possess financial and accounting skills in-house, we do not – unlike many of our competitors – offer traditional audit or accounting advice and are therefore largely conflict-free.
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Corporate social responsibility
We are committed to promoting ethical business practices and combating corruption and fraud. Our team of over 200 passionate individuals has been dedicated to driving positive change in the communities where we live and work. We believe that each of us has the power to make a difference, and we are committed to working together to create a better future for all.Find out more
Our experts are instructed by international law firms and companies to advise on high-profile corruption, sanctions and bribery matters, providing forensic accounting and e-discovery expertise.
We are former regulators and members of enforcement agencies, as well as individuals with accounting, audit, legal, banking, technology and law enforcement backgrounds.
Cryptocurrency Exchange Collapse Due to Fraud
FRA was retained by external Counsel to represent multiple clients under investigation by the Southern District of New York (SDNY) in connection with the downfall of a prominent cryptocurrency exchange.More info
Sanctions and the Russia-Ukraine War
An FRA expert was responsible for monitoring and investigating cryptocurrency sanctions exposure originating from the Russia-Ukraine war to protect customers from sanctions violations.More info
Cryptocurrency Exchange Collusion
When a new cryptocurrency experienced sudden delisting from multiple exchanges, their Counsel urgently engaged an FRA partner to help investigate potential antitrust or collusive behavior.More info
Illicit Online Marketplace
An FRA Director led an investigation into a nefarious online marketplace, applying complex data analysis resulting in the arrest of numerous cybercriminals selling illicit goods and services.More info
Cryptocurrency Exchange FCC Review
FRA assisted a major cryptocurrency organization to address the financial crime regulator's concerns about their Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF) and Sanctions compliance.More info
Cryptocurrency Terrorism Financing
An FRA expert provided critical support to the FBI's Counterterrorism Division, in connection with a multi-agency task force uncovering cryptocurrency terrorist financing. Their efforts led to the most significant US seizure of cryptocurrency to date.More info
APT Group Cryptocurrency Money Laundering
Reacting to cyber attacks by an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group on critical US infrastructure, an FRA Director conducted thorough and sophisticated cryptocurrency asset tracing to identify and disrupt the group's activities.More info
NFT Marketplace Controls
As Head of Regulatory Affairs at a well-known gaming company, an FRA partner led the development of AML and Fraud controls to protect the company's Non-Fungible Token (NFT) Marketplace.More info
Pro Bono Anti-Fraud Training for the IFRC
Members of our forensic accounting and data analytics teams delivered quarterly virtual training sessions for staff in relevant roles across the 192 National Societies of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).More info
Expert Determination in an M&A Dispute
FRA was retained by a global chemicals company to represent them in post-closing purchase price adjustment dispute in connection with a $1.1 billion Stock and Asset Purchase Agreement. The submissions prepared and supported by FRA’s analysis resulted in a favorable determination for our client.More info
International Arbitration Related to Commodity Trading
FRA was approached by the plaintiff in a $1.5bn claim in an international commercial arbitration to provide expert reports and witness testimony that proved in the arbitration finding for the plaintiff.More info
High Court Claim related to Oil & Gas Services Company
Our client was defending a multi-billion dollar High Court claim in relation to alleged breaches of a long-term logistics contract. FRA was engaged to provide expert witness support and evidence in relation to the calculation of potential damages associated with loss of profits.More info
Holocaust Restitution Claims Administration
FRA was retained separately by Swiss and German authorities to build claims administration systems for hundreds of thousands of holocaust survivors, facilitating the disbursement of hundreds of millions of dollars over five years. These were among firm's first engagements after our founding at the turn of the century.More info
UN Oil for Food Program
As part of a UN investigation into possible corruption in the Iraqi Oil-for-Food program, FRA carried out a forensic accounting review and eDiscovery exercise.More info
Arbitration involving Bribery and Corruption
FRA was engaged by an arbitration panel to act as an independent party, to identify any corruption red flags associated with royalty payments.More info
In December 2022, the Switzerland-based multinational technology company reached a “full and final settlement” of $327 million with several national authorities. A multi-disciplinary, international team of FRA specialists supported the company through their cooperation with the authorities over more than three years, from investigation to settlement to compliance remediation.More info
Expert Witness to the Quebec Superior Court
FRA provided pro-bono support to a Canadian individual who brought a case to the Quebec Superior Court to challenge the Canadian Criminal Code law that allows police officers to make traffic stops without suspecting any offence being committed.More info
Responding to a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR)
FRA supported a client's response to an ex-employee's Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) with a limited time period to respond. FRA applied a DSAR solution to gain a holistic view of more than 900,000 documents, eliminate redundancies; redact confidential information, and deliver a complete and structured response.More info
FRA was engaged by Petrofac and its external counsel to support the company’s plea discussions with the SFO, which had been investigating the company for several years in relation to bribery allegations contrary to the UK Bribery Act.More info
International Not-for-Profit Organization
FRA was approached to provide pro bono support to a not-for-profit organization that had identified potential anomalies in its accounting and banking records.More info
A European bank approached FRA to perform an initial evaluation of its exposure related to customers allegedly involved in money laundering activities. This was of concern to the client given the potential regulatory, financial and reputational implications for the bank.More info
Middle-East Telecommunications Company
FRA was retained to support one of the world’s largest mobile telecommunications companies in an internal investigation which required an eDiscovery review in the context of alleged compliance violations.More info
Multinational Oil and Gas Extraction Company
FRA was retained by counsel to assist a client performing a due diligence exercise in connection with purchasing an oil and gas producer in West Africa.More info
Multinational Life Sciences Company
FRA was retained by US counsel to assist a life sciences firm assigned under a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) related to violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.More info
International Event and Talent Management Company
An employee of an international talent agency left the company and took with them several high-profile clients to a direct competitor.More info
Deminor Recovery Services/Olympus
Olympus, a Japan-based manufacturer of cameras and medical equipment, was found to have hidden $1.7 billion worth of losses since the early 1990s.More info
FRA was engaged to support the monitorship of an Israeli bank and its subsidiaries, who between 2000 and 2011 were found to have wilfully assisted US clients in opening and maintaining undeclared accounts in a foreign country, and concealing offshore assets and income from authorities.More info
Class-action Lawsuit challenging Solitary Confinement in US Prisons
FRA was approached by our client, White & Case, to provide pro bono support to the ACLU in their federal class-action lawsuit seeking to end solitary confinement in two Virginia prisons.More info
Nordic Telecommunications Company
FRA was instructed by Telia Company (market cap: over $17 billion) and its counsel in the UK, US, the Nordics and Holland to provide forensic accounting and eDiscovery consulting services in the investigation of the Scandinavian telecoms company.More info
Multinational Transport Engineering Company
FRA was retained by US counsel to Alstom (market cap: over $10 billion) to assist with defending a US securities class action suit. The case involved allegations around export credit financing of a division that Alstom had sold to a third party.More info
Multinational Insurance Firm
FRA was retained by a major European-headquartered insurer (market cap: over $60 billion) involved in a legal dispute with a US client. The US-based litigation required a potentially wide-ranging and costly eDiscovery exercise.More info
FRA advised Airbus and its counsel from the early stages in designing a robust and forensically based approach to the investigation, customising a data governance strategy alongside compliance risk assessment and remediation support, as well as the eventual fine calculation.More info
Following the imposition of a monitor in a joint resolution by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Technip retained FRA to review the company’s anti-bribery measures and export control compliance program, provide forensic accounting and eDiscovery services and train the client’s internal audit staff to autonomously conduct future internal reviews.More info
Rolls-Royce plc, the UK-based manufacturer and distributor of power systems for the aerospace, defense, marine and energy sectors, was under investigation by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Brazilian authorities in relation to an alleged long-running scheme to bribe governmentMore info
At FRA, working collaboratively as one team is in our DNA. We build diverse, collaborative, and inclusive teams and celebrate differences in diversity of thought, experience, and background. We help each other grow personally and professionally, and we succeed together.
Our skilled team members are forensic accountants, former investment bankers, financial and data analysts, legal and litigation support professionals, database architects, electronic discovery and collection experts, software engineers, and certified computer examiners.