REPUTATIONAL DUE DILIGENCE
Veretus conducts discreet background investigations of individuals for a variety of purposes, including pre-appointment investigations, reputational due diligence, investigating the own side’s key witnesses, and reviewing a litigation opponent’s witnesses. Our multi-disciplinary team allows us to draw upon an array of white collar, investigative, financial, political, and intelligence perspectives to provide our clients with a clear understanding of their targets. For each witness and background investigation, we emphasize ethically-sourced information that is admissible in court or likely to lead to admissible evidence. Nonetheless, in cases where our client wishes to obtain general or uncorroborated information for use outside the courtroom, we will supplement our analysis with such information, so long as it is ethically obtained and compliant with the law.
Veretus provides our clients a wide range of due diligence services, including pre- and post-acquisition targets, pre-hire investigations, anti-corruption concerns, internal and compliance investigations, forensic audits, and support of trial counsel in criminal and civil litigation. Our senior staff have managed complex investigations throughout the U.S. and across the globe, including Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. We ensure the integrity of our investigations by ethically sourcing information and intelligence in each jurisdiction where we undertake work.
LITIGATION SUPPORT AND FIELD INVESTIGATIONS
Veretus offers comprehensive litigation support services to help lawyers obtain admissible and strategic evidence in high-stakes civil and criminal cases. Working with our strategic partners, our litigation support services include witness due diligence and interviews, forensic and investigative accounting, background investigations, asset tracing, and sophisticated research assignments. We also conduct field investigations, in which we coordinate on-the-ground investigations of key witnesses and entities in the U.S. and globally, often partnering with local investigators with whom we have longstanding relationships.
FCPA AND ANTI-CORRUPTION
Any U.S. company doing business outside the U.S. must address an array of anti-corruption concerns, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), U.K. Bribery Act, and related reputational and business risks. We hold deep experience with regard to FCPA enforcement and compliance. We design and conduct targeted, fact-based investigations as well as the diligence necessary to mitigate anti-corruption risks in key jurisdictions.
We provide detailed investigative reports and vetting of potential partners concerning country-specific reputational, political and corruption risk, working closely with our clients’ legal or business teams to ensure that our reports address the key risks and are delivered on-time and on-budget.