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 clients include Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies, investors (private equity and hedge funds), financial institutions, multi-national corporations and private companies. We have been engaged on 5 of the top 15 settlements under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), 4 of the top 15 FCPA profit disgorgement cases, and 14 compliance monitorships. Our litigation and investigation credentials extend to all major jurisdictions and many emerging markets.
Many clients have relied on us for more than two decades to deliver service excellence, subject matter expertise and global market knowledge. 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 other foreign regulatory authorities.
We work with Counsel and companies to develop and execute a global work plan, delivering experience-based reporting and advice to our clients. Our work has taken us to more than 75 countries and we have native speakers of 40+ major business languages (including Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, German, Russian, Japanese and Korean).
Awards and Recognitions
“Lawyers who have worked on some of the biggest cases have commented that FRA stands out because compared to its competitors it’s more efficient, more creative and more experienced.”
– Global Investigations Review, on FRA’s win for the GIR Awards Investigation Consultancy of the Year 2016 and 2017, and shortlist in 2018
“The firm is a consulting powerhouse that has been instructed on some of the most high-profile investigations of recent times… Since it was founded almost 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 eDiscovery expertise.”
– Global Investigations Review, on FRA’s inclusion in the GIR 100 2018
“This team has been recognized by a key client as an extraordinary team of women that deserve the highest recognition for their hard work, integrity and their persistent pursuit of results. Many of you will know this team and their work even if they are not able to shout it from the rooftops, they are certainly deserving of the award Fraud and Corruption Investigations Team of the Year.”
– Women in Compliance Awards 2019, judges’ comments on FRA’s win