FRA is one of only 10 consultancies named among the 100 leading global firms for sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations.
FRA was named among only 10 consultancies in the Global Investigations Review GIR 100 2019, an annual guide to the world’s leading cross-border investigations practices. This coveted ranking is based on extensive research and nominations from practitioners and other experts in the field.
“Since it was founded two decades ago, FRA has been a top-choice for major law firms and companies to advise on high-profile corruption, sanctions and bribery matters, providing forensic accounting and e-discovery expertise,” noted GIR.
In addition to the GIR 100 2019 ranking, FRA was again shortlisted for the “Investigations Consultancy of the Year” award. FRA previously received this award in 2016 and 2017. “It is an honor to have been shortlisted for Investigations Consultancy of the Year at this year’s GIR Awards, and to once again be included on the GIR 100” said FRA co-founder and head of its UK and European offices, Toby Duthie. “Our team is dedicated to helping clients navigate international multi-jurisdictional investigations, litigation and compliance challenges. Being recognized among the leading investigations consultancies is a powerful testament to that work and our passion for contributing at the highest level to the most complex cross-border cases.”
These accolades are based on extensive research and nominations from practitioners and other experts in the field, and are informed by the sophisticated combination of global forensic accounting, investigations, corporate compliance and data governance services offered by FRA.
GIR commented “It has been yet another stellar year for FRA, which found work on some of the most complex cross-border cases.” For example, it is conducting an AML investigation for Swedish bank, Swedbank. FRA also conducted the forensic analysis for Swedish telecoms company, Telia, with respect to their $965 million trilateral resolution, following an investigation carried out by Swedish, Dutch and US authorities. FRA also assisted TechnipFMC in its settlements in June with Brazilian and US authorities totaling $296 million.
FRA has earned a strong reputation for providing its expertise on some of the world’s largest compliance matters, following several high-profile corporate monitorships. During the course of this year, FRA co-founder and head of the its US offices, Frances McLeod, was appointed by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) as independent compliance monitor for a European engineering company, related to environmental and fraud issues. FRA partner, Stacy Fresch, completed her appointment as co-monitor for a Brazilian member firm of a global network accounting firm in connection with a Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) enforcement action.
FRA supports its forensic accounting, investigations and corporate compliance monitorship engagements with best-in-class data governance consulting services, offering extensive multi-jurisdictional data privacy, transfer and protection expertise to assist clients in achieving their compliance, litigation and investigations objectives.
To read GIR’s profile of FRA’s industry-leading investigations practice, click here.
About Forensic Risk Alliance’s Investigations Practice
Forensic Risk Alliance’s (FRA) investigations practice is internationally recognized for cross-border litigation and multi-jurisdictional investigations, with extensive experience helping international companies respond to regulatory investigations, conduct internal investigations, and resolve disputes. We are experts in analyzing large, complex transactional data sets, with experience working on projects encompassing decades of data and transactions. We deliver critical evidence to regulators and clients grounded in decades of experience handling complex, long-tail transactional analysis, Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) investigations, audit malpractice and restatement, commercial disputes, data governance, disgorgement and fine calculations, sanctions, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and terror financing cases.