Forensics

We help you prepare for, respond to, and emerge stronger from unplanned events.

Response rooted in the facts

When the facts really matter. When bad actors threaten your business value. When crisis strikes.

Each client faces a different, unique challenge. We are here to help you get to the heart of the matter quickly. You need to know what went wrong, set clear priorities, and face stakeholders with credible solutions.

We’ve helped others just like you to prepare, respond and emerge stronger from crises and unplanned events. Through an investigative mindset, forensic intelligence and data analytics, we help our clients build resilient strategies and protect what matters most: reputation and value.

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Global Forensics leader Kristin Rivera shares how we work with our clients to not only recover from current crises, but also enhance their ability to learn and improve after unplanned events.

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More than half of US organizations report being victim to fraud and financial crime. All too often, fraud is discovered too late.*

When an incident comes to light —a whistleblower claim, asset misappropriation, suspicious transaction, enforcement notice or other irregularity—you must pursue the facts quickly, respond appropriately and remediate effectively. When faced with such extraordinary circumstances, you need to turn to a trusted advisor.

Our trained investigators leverage our collective investigative experience, leading technology tools, global reach and credibility with regulators to bring you insights with precision and speed.

* Source: PwC's Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey, 2018


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Three out of 4 CEOs expect to experience at least one crisis in the next three years.* And when it strikes, over half are concerned about their readiness to respond.

A crisis can shake a business to its core. But with shock also comes opportunity.

An incident well-managed enables an organization to develop muscle memory to effectively respond to whatever crisis they may face in the future. So while you won’t always know what will happen, or how things will play out, you can trust our team of experts to help you prepare for, respond to, and recover from a crisis. So you can confront it, withstand it and emerge stronger.

Source: PwC's CEO Pulse on Crisis. PwC, 2016

 

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3 in 10 US organizations report having been asked to pay a bribe in the last 24 months (up from 7% in 2016).* As corruption evolves, businesses try to keep up. The increasingly complex nature of international regulations is becoming more difficult to navigate, and enforcement is on the rise.

We can help you square the greater risk landscape with the unique complexion of your organization — your footprint, your industry, your third parties — and craft a compliance program that balances risk, reward and resources.

* Source: PwC's Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey, 2016


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If you are facing a dispute, claim or controversy, you want an ally who can help you resolve it. It could be a breach of contract or a major insurance claim. A delay in a capital project or a joint venture setback. Or you could be facing litigation, a post-M&A valuation conflict or a securities class action.

Whatever the nature of your dispute, when a dispute arises, we work together with you and your legal counsel, drawing upon our industry expertise to develop an approach and provide objective guidance to inform a winning legal strategy.


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Fraud and economic crime have hit record highs. Impacts include employee morale, business relations, brand reputation and financial losses reaching millions of dollars. You need to get to the facts, fast.

Whether the investigation is internal in nature or in response to an enforcement action or litigation, successful investigations demand professionals with the right skills and experience. Our teams have first-hand knowledge of the business, cultural, regulatory and threat realities across global markets — and advanced forensic and data capabilities to bring to the task. We can help you identify your compliance blind spots, conduct third-party due diligence, understand government contracting issues and handle investigations matters efficiently and effectively.


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How would you respond if contacted by a government official with a question about export compliance? What steps have you taken to mitigate export compliance and trade sanctions risks from foreign subsidiaries and business partners?

Today’s global business environment carries export controls and trade sanctions risks that can affect many areas of a company’s operations, both at home and abroad. Our core US-based Export Controls & Trade Sanctions team consists of subject matter specialists from government, industry, and legal backgrounds with extensive export controls and trade sanctions experience. We bring together the right mix of highly specialized skills, industry and government knowledge to meet your specific needs.


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Are you extracting the right value from your intellectual property?

Software, patents and other IP can be tricky to measure, protect and fully leverage. IP contracts require enormous attention to detail, at every stage — from strategy and valuation, to negotiation and execution, to compliance and monitoring.

When trust is at stake, objectivity, experience and perspective can make all the difference. We can help you set a custom approach to increase the value of your assets and contractual relationships through IP strategy, IP policy, and IP enforcement. Our professionals span the globe, giving you worldwide continuity, and established IP industry expertise to deliver the investment results you’re after.


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As a business leader, you rely on intelligence for all critical decision making  – whether projecting into new markets, reshaping strategy, making acquisitions, dealing with compliance challenges or responding to potential threats. How are you using the power of global intelligence and analytics to drive decisions? Do you have the information needed at your fingertips to drive real-time action?

Through the discovery and communication of meaningful patterns within data, we can help your business  measure historic events and predict the likelihood of future ones.  We will help you center on an approach powered by global intelligence sources and the latest in analytics techniques that will be agile enough to meet changing business landscapes - and grow with you into the future.


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Data and all the infinite ways to leverage it, can potentially be viewed as the most valuable corporate asset. This explosion of data creates significant risks. When critical issues arise — and time is of the essence — could you quickly collect and analyze your current and historical data to resolve the situation? We make your information work for you. Through Digital Forensics & eDiscovery and information governance insights, we can help you succeed.


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Dyan Decker

US Forensics Leader, PwC US

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