We are pleased to announce that FRA has once again been nominated for “Investigations Consultancy of the Year” at the Global Investigations Review (GIR) Awards 2021, which will be held on November 9, 2021, in Washington, DC.
These awards honor the investigations experts and practices that have most impressed in the industry in the last 12 months. FRA was nominated for our work on three important matters this year: GIR commented, “In May, the consultancy, alongside Dorsey & Whitney, helped Beijing-based data processing company Luokung Technology Corp win a reprieve from US sanctions targeting companies with alleged ties to China’s military apparatus. The US government later removed the restrictions against the company. FRA founder Frances McLeod is acting as the compliance monitor for German automotive company IAV. The company had to appoint a monitor as part of its 2018 settlement with the DOJ tied to the diesel emissions scandal. FRA also worked on the monitorship of Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer, which was put in place following the company’s 2016 settlement with the DOJ and it ended in November 2020.”
This marks the sixth consecutive year that FRA has been shortlisted for this prestigious honor, and the firm has previously won the award three times, in 2016, 2017, and 2020. We are honored to again be shortlisted among the top investigations firms, and thank our clients for their continued trust and partnership in these complex, high-profile matters.
Learn why FRA is consistently ranked the leading Investigations Consultancy:
2020 – WINNER – GIR Investigations Consultancy of the Year
GIR commented, “FRA’s year is headlined by the forensic accounting services it provided as part of the record-breaking Airbus bribery investigation. The company agreed to pay $3.9 billion in January to resolve bribery investigations by French, UK and US authorities. In another notable matter from the past year, FRA has been working with Clifford Chance to investigate allegations of money laundering and sanctions breaches by Swedish bank Swedbank. Sweden’s financial supervisory authority fined Swedbank $380 million in March and the bank is facing scrutiny from US authorities.”
2019 – SHORTLIST – GIR Investigations Consultancy of the Year
GIR commented, “It has been yet another stellar year for FRA, which found work on some of the most complex cross-border cases. It conducted an internal investigation for the embattled Swedish bank, Swedbank, which is tied up in a continent-wide money laundering scandal. FRA published its results in March. The firm also conducted the forensic analysis for a Swedish telecoms company, Telia, before it paid the final chunk of a $965 million trilateral resolution to the Netherlands in March, following an investigation carried out by Swedish, Dutch and US authorities.”
2018 – SHORTLIST – GIR Investigations Consultancy of the Year
GIR commented, “The firm is a consulting powerhouse that has been instructed on some of the most high-profile investigations of recent times, including on bribery probes into Rolls-Royce and Telia.”
2017 – WINNER – GIR Investigations Consultancy of the Year
GIR commented, “For the second year in a row, Forensic Risk Alliance (FRA) won the Investigations Consultancy 2017 award. Although BDO and K2 have had impressive years, FRA stood out for the hand it played in the year’s most high-profile cases, including UK engineering company Rolls-Royce’s landmark trilateral settlement in January and Swedish company Telia’s first-of-its-kind settlement with Swedish, Dutch and US authorities in September.”
2016 – WINNER – GIR Investigations Consultancy of the Year
GIR commented, “FRA scooped the Investigations Consultancy of the Year Award after dozens of law firms and companies came forward to sing FRA’s praises for its willingness to go the extra mile during high-stakes investigations and bet-the-company litigations.”