When a major investment, key hire or litigation is at hand, or when you believe wrongdoing has occurred, be sure you have the best facts and information.

Our investigators have completed 17,000+ investigations since 2004 for our clients and their teams on matters ranging from background investigations on board or executive hires and forensic analysis to identify evidence of fraud to employee misconduct inquiries and large-volume due diligence investigations.


We can help uncover facts and insights critical for decisions related to executive job offers, board appointments; opportunities for partnerships; or entry into a new market. Services include investigations supporting corporate disputes; M+A and pre-transaction commitments; open source intelligence and reputational reviews; market entry research; and reputational backgrounding of executives, board candidates and advisors.

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Our team can help you understand your organization’s exposure to fraud and financial crimes and mitigate the risks of regulatory, reputational or financial harm to your operations, reputation or shareholder value. We are experts in compliance, law enforcement and financial crimes investigation as well as forensic analysis, data analytics and cyber investigations. Services include fraud and embezzlement investigations, employee misconduct, and vendor integrity and misappropriation of trade secrets or intellectual property.


Our team can also help research, document and organize evidence during each stage of a corporate or personal dispute ranging from pre-trial preparation and discovery to court proceedings. Services include electronic evidence retrieval and forensic analysis, background investigations, asset searches and expert witness testimony. identification of potential parties or witnesses, and background research of expert witnesses.

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Our Investigations Experts

Debra Kirby

Global Service Line Leader, Law Enforcement Consulting + Investigations

Juris Doctor, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Fulbright Fellowship for Police Studies, United Kingdom, National Academy Graduate, 192nd Session, President, Board Member, Member, Member

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Bachelor of Arts in Applied Criminal Justice Leadership

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BS - Criminal Justice, MS - Criminal/Social Justice, MA - Organizational Leadership - Focus on Training & Development, Candidate-EdD - Organizational Leadership, Instructor for Basic Law Enforcement Training + Crisis Intervention Team Member, Security Assessment Specialist, Member, Member

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M.S., Criminal Justice, B.S., Criminal Justice, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Certified Protection Professional

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How We've Protected Your World

Background Investigations: Why Online Searches Are Not Enough

For some people, it’s a mantra: “You can Google pretty much anything you want to know.” Not true. Especially in background investigations.

Fox in the Hen House? Why Background Checks on Key Personnel Are Vital

One of the most overlooked security practices among organizations is investigations into those who hold positions of trust

The Remote Interview: How to Get Results from a Distance

Our interviewers have learned to gain useful results from a remote interview as they would in-person.