Corporate Risk Investigation
As a world-class business security consultant and investigative firm, we provide companies with both the intelligence and analysis to enable them to identify, manage and mitigate risks stemming either from the normal flow of business or from unanticipated contingencies. Our services are manifold, but they all support our primary objectives: to protect your assets, to fulfill your fiduciary responsibilities to shareholders and/or potential investors, and to help you make more fully informed investment and/or acquisition decisions.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Our attorney investigators, former Justice Department Special Agents, forensic accountants, forensic computer engineers and undercover investigators are uniquely suited to assist defense counsel in securing the evidence required to pursue a successful defense of your matter.
The FCPA is primarily known for its two main provisions, the bribery of foreign officials and accounting transparency. It can be applied to American citizens and foreign nationals; to public and private companies. FCPA may be applied concerning business transactions believed to be perfectly legitimate By those unfortunate enough to suffer the attention of the United States Justice Department and/or Securities Exchange Commission. The result can be criminal prosecution and/or significant fines. Our attorney investigators, former Justice Department Special Agents, forensic accountants, forensic computer engineers and undercover investigators are uniquely suited to assist defense counsel in securing the evidence required to pursue a successful defense of your matter.
Licensing & Patents
Acquiring the admissible evidence and unbiased facts you need.
Our investigation experience and capabilities include:
Competition to obtain intellectual property is intensifying, especially in emerging markets, while conventional legal approaches to coping with intellectual property theft are often ineffective. We are highly experienced with license and patent infringement and investigation, and licensing verification (so as to ensure that a particular licensee is reporting revenue consistent with production of product).
We are professional, discreet, resourceful, and, meticulously thorough.
Roman & Associates provides comprehensive and detail-dependable due diligence services to companies and major investors — a prerequisite discovery phase for acquisitions, joint ventures, mergers, key hires, and other transactions. This process will also advance your understanding of the background and reputation of the parties with whom you intend to conduct business.
Our aim is to provide our clients with maximum transparency via a final report that is concise and conclusive in its recommendations. Our due diligence services include:
Forensic Accounting & Investigation Analysis
We can “dig deep” to discover fraud, evaluate loss, and help prevent its recurrence.
Whether you suspect fraudulent financial reporting or misappropriation of assets, or a sophisticated billing scam, you can rely on our dedicated and proficient forensic accounting team to pinpoint the existence, nature and extent of the fraud. We'll work with you to identify the perpetrator and, where possible, recover the loss. When efforts have been made to conceal evidence, members of our forensic technology team recover and process the digital evidence using sophisticated software.
Additionally, we can recommend specific procedures and controls to prevent or reduce the possibility of vendor/supplier fraud. In all of these circumstances, we provide supporting documents and are available to serve as expert witnesses in civil and criminal litigation. Our skilled investigative professionals and expert research analysts combine a wealth of experience and knowledge to successfully investigate fraudulent business schemes in all its pinstripes and permutations:
In all of these circumstances, we provide supporting documents and are available to serve as expert witnesses in civil and criminal litigation.
Computer Forensic Analysis
We provide expert testimony, forensic data recovery, chain of custody, forensic imaging, and computer forensic investigations in civil and criminal cases.
Fortunately, far more information is retained on a computer than most people realize. It’s also more difficult to completely remove information than is generally thought. For these reasons (and many more), computer forensic professional can often find evidence of, or even completely recover, lost or deleted information, even if it was intentionally deleted. In addition to an employee’s PC, we can also investigate cell phones, PDA’s, server data and network traffic.
Our computer forensic investigators are remarkably skilled in the collection, preservation, analysis, and presentation of computer-related evidence; using analytical techniques to identify, collect, examine and preserve information which is electronically stored. Computer evidence can be useful in criminal cases, civil disputes, and human resources/employment proceedings. Finally, we make sure that every Roman & Associates investigator has the correct certifications, licenses and experience to serve you exceedingly well. After all, that’s what The Roman Advantage is all about!
We can reliably verify an individual’s or company’s true asset holdings.
There are situations where knowledge of such assets can be a critical factor in making a key hiring decision, for example, initiating a merger, acquisition, or new business agreement, proceeding with litigation, or collecting a judgment. We are experienced in using the most effective databases for the individual situation and develop the best information possible in the most confidential and cost-effective manner. Tailored to your specific needs and objectives, our assets searches can disclose:
Security Risk Assessments
Our comprehensive risk management analysis can “bulletproof” your security program
A strong security program reduces levels of reputation, operational, legal, and strategic risk by limiting the institution’s vulnerability to intrusion attempts and maintaining customer confidence and trust in the institution. Our in-depth risk assessment review doesn’t stop at identifying potential vulnerabilities throughout your enterprise — we’ll advise you on how to best correct them. And, should you so choose,we can help you implement our recommendations.
Security concerns can quickly erode customer confidence and potentially decrease the adoption rate and rate of return on investment for strategically important products or services. Examiners and risk managers should incorporate security issues into their risk assessment process for each risk category. Financial institutions should ensure that security risk assessments adequately consider potential risk in all business lines and risk categories. Our evaluation includes:
An initial risk assessment may involve a significant one-time effort, but the risk assessment process should be an ongoing part of the information security program. Risk assessments for most industries focus only on the risk to the business entity. Financial institutions must also consider the risk to their customers’ information. For example, the 501(b) guidelines require financial institutions to “protect against unauthorized access to or use of customer information that could result in substantial harm or inconvenience to any customer.”
"We cannot become so numb to these attacks that our guard begins to slip, that our sense of awareness starts to fail." Roman said.