Trusted, experienced advisors for over 20 years

We are an international consultancy that works purely in the forensic space. We support global corporations and their counsel to identify, analyze and mitigate the risks associated with transactional compliance obligations, litigation and investigations.


We partner with firms and their lawyers to provide truly independent and objective analysis and recommendations that are integral to mitigate risk and formulate an effective response. As a global leader in this area, we have a track record of success in some of the most high-profile investigations of the past two decades. We are experts in analysing large, complex transactional data sets, with experience working on projects encompassing decades of data and transactions.
Whether internal or regulatory investigations, FRA provides expert guidance throughout the lifecycle of an investigation, helping clients understand their biggest risk areas and providing trusted guidance to minimise future exposure. Our specialist penalty and disgorgement calculations skills are market-leading in providing empirical, robust and defensible analysis, which has stood up to the scrutiny of regulators around the world.

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We have unmatched experience and track record of successfully leading clients, law firms and regulators through monitorships meaning we have seen the monitorship from all angles and perspectives and can deploy a fair, measured and risk based approach.

We have served as an independent monitor and also supported monitors appointed by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) on a number of matters. We have been involved in monitorships related to anti-bribery and corruption (ABC), anti-money laundering (AML), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions violations, fraud, and PCAOB accounting and auditing standards. 

We have also assisted clients operating under Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) in preparing for and interacting with compliance monitors. In this capacity, we have been responsible for the assessment, design and/or monitoring of compliance policies and procedures.

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Organisations are increasingly facing complex disputes and litigation on multiple fronts that demand customised responses. Our independent, multi-disciplinary experts have the exeperience and deep expertise to help our clients get the best outcome, while minimising risk and reputational damage. 

Our seasoned team have assisted client and their legal teams in a wide variety of disputes, delivering insights and credible analysis at different stages of the dispute lifecycle.

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Known and respected by international regulators as leading practitioners, we are regularly trusted to provide compliance expertise for targeted, holistic or global matters. The foundation of FRA’s approach is our expertise in forensic accounting, data governance, regulatory readiness support, and investigations. 

We have developed a bespoke compliance program framework, mapped against all leading international benchmarks and independently verified, to support the design or improvement of compliance programs including third party due diligence procedures, internal financial controls and system effectiveness testing.  

We provide recommendations that are practical and implementable; meeting obligations while also balancing businesses imperatives and economic considerations. Our approach factors in industry, geography and business risks that are tailored to our client’s needs and weighing the concerns of relevant stakeholders.

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Data and Technology

We have over two decades of experience navigating the complexities arising from collecting, processing, analyzing and making data available for review in various parts of the world.

With our highly collaborative and creative approach, we provide a seamless,comprehensive and integrated suite of services for whatever structured or unstructured data requirements you may have.

Our data and technology experts combine extensive hands-on experience with the business acumen needed to leverage customized tools in their best application enabling us to address clients’ unique data governance risks and challenges.

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Anti-Money Laundering & Sanctions

Our financial services experts have worked extensively with financial institutions, multi-national organizations and their counsel on a range of matters relating to money laundering, terrorist financing and sanctions. We have hands-on experience supporting investigations and helping assess, develop and operationalize financial crime risk management arrangements.

We have a broad footprintof cross-discipline experts who work alongside our forensic accountants ,financial analysts, software engineers, and eDiscovery and data analytics experts to deliver tailored services to our clients. Our team also includes several Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

Helping clients respond effectively and thoroughly to, regulatory subpoenas or serious whistle blowing allegations to developing a bespoke compliance program framework, mapped against all leading international benchmarks, we have the expertise, anywhere in the world.  

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Audit and Accounting Advisory

Our market leading regulatory and audit advisory services team offers expert guidance to companies, executives and public accounting firms. We leverage decades of combined experience of our forensic accounting, data analytics and investigations experts to help clients address their most complex accounting, auditing and regulatory issues. Our global presence, cross-border experience, and multilingual team, allow us to take our expertise world-wide.

Our team is known in the industry for providing credible, independent analysis, and has extensive experience successfully presenting our findings to regulators.

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Bribery and Corruption

As internationally recognized specialists in multi-jurisdictional investigations, we bring 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.

Our leaders and team members include professionals with regulatory body and law enforcement agency experience including individuals who have worked for the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

We use best-in-class technologies and specialists to provide early insights, navigate complex jurisdictional challenges and integrate seamlessly with our project teams.

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Environmental, Social and Governance

For more than 20 years, we have been putting these core values into practice every day through our work to promote ethical business practices and root-out corruption and fraud around the globe.

When faced with allegations with the potential to derail business, particularly in new or unfamiliar regulatory fields like ESG, companies need advisors that can quickly help you discern the relevant facts and chart an approach.

Our forensic investigators employ a risk-based analytical approach to help global companies and counsel investigate and respond. We confidently and quickly prioritize the critical focus areas of an investigation by identifying data points that present the highest compliance risks for review.

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For over 20 years, our professionals been helping clients and their counsel investigate complex fraud. We help find the truth amidst vast collections of data, drawing on first-hand experience of what authorities look for to uncover wrong doing and also target client’s key risk areas to minimize reoccurrence.

Our client teams bring together forensic accountants, forensic data analytics, digital forensics and data governance experts in order to leverage the specialist, technical skills required to tackle the large amounts of data often involved in today’s corporate fraud cases. Having multi-disciplinary teams allows us to give clients insight into the data that matters, frequently identifying anomalous, problematic dealings amidst massive volumes of structured and unstructured data.

We have earned clients’ trust over years of supporting some of the world’s most high profile corporate fraud-related matters

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Forensic Accounting

As internationally recognized specialists in multi-jurisdictional investigations, we bring 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 do this by combining forensic accounting and investigative experience with cutting edge data mining technology to help our clients effectively handle cross-border investigations, litigation and compliance objectives.

Unlike traditional accounting firms, we operate purely in the forensic space and generally have no conflicts. 

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Data Analytics

Our expertise in complex data analytics, information technology, and data management lies at the core of our foundation. Our data analytics experts help our clients and their counsel respond to and resolve business critical matters by analyzing and making sense of disparateand complex datasets to deliver insights at speed.

With data centers around the world and a full-service Mobile Discovery Solution offering a scalable end-to-end mobile processing and review platform, we are able to seamlessly integrate our data analytics team with our forensic accounting team to ensure an empirical approach to solving client problems and offer creative analytical and visualization solutions tailored to client needs.

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Data Governance

The past half dozen years have seen a clear emergence of conflicting global trends affecting data privacy protection. These all place strict limitations on the transfer of data across national borders, with increasingly severe criminal penalties and civil fines for violations, making cross-border eDiscovery particularly challenging.

We work in partnership with in-house and external counsel to offer customized discovery workflow design, management and reporting.  We support and advise clients when categorizing the scope, identifying volume, and preparing a defensible eDiscovery strategy to meet legal and regulatory requirements.

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