Guidepost Solutions is frequently called upon by businesses to conduct internal investigations into allegations or suspicions of corrupt or fraudulent conduct by employees.
We rely upon our full-time staff of attorneys, forensic accountants, research analysts, field investigators and computer forensics experts to staff these assignments, and we work collaboratively with our business clients to develop an investigative plan that is appropriate to the suspected misconduct.
We typically employ a phased approach to these investigations, with budgetary parameters for each phase. The scope and focus of successive phases in the investigation are determined in consultation with our clients, and our strategies going forward are dictated by the findings of each phase. Since most of our investigative professionals have had experience in federal, state and local law enforcement—as prosecutors, auditors and agents—our investigative strategies are developed with an understanding of the evidence that may be needed to support an eventual criminal prosecution.
In addition, because our professionals have years of experience in the private sector, they are equally sensitive to matters of confidentiality and public perception. With input from strategic partners with experience in these matters, we frequently assist our business clients in developing an appropriate public response to inquiries regarding the suspected misconduct.