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Alvarez & Marsal

Business Intelligence & Investigations

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What the team is known for

Alvarez & Marsal covers business investigations, litigation consulting, forensic technology and expert testimony, among other areas. The team handles due diligence and asset investigations and is regularly sought after to uncover financial fraud, anti-money laundering, FCPA violation and IP theft matters. It is particularly adept at dealing with DOJ and SEC investigations.

Strengths

"The team have years of experience working in and with government and the private sector, both in the US and abroad. They have on-the-ground experience in high-risk markets like China and Russia." 

"At every stage, A&M has consistently impressed with its insightful analysis, responsiveness, depth of talent and commercial practicality." 

"It was obvious that they have strong expertise in forensic investigations and are leaders in the field."

Work highlights

A court-appointed Examiner in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case retained A&M to serve as the financial adviser, to investigate whether the debtor entity and its directors knowingly participated in an alleged multibillion-dollar fraud scheme.

Notable practitioners

Steve Spiegelhalter leads Alvarez & Marsal’s North America investigations practice and has extensive expertise leading investigations that involve FCPA violations, money laundering, financial fraud, political corruption and other criminal matters. Sources point to his experience as a former prosecutor in the FCPA unit at the DOJ.

"Steve is a former prosecutor from the DOJ’s FCPA unit, which enables him to bridge the gap between legal teams and forensic accountants in complex investigations and government enforcement matters," says a source, adding: "His former government experience gives him valuable insights that allow him to tactfully design and execute forensic investigations in a way that ensures the end product results in what the DOJ and SEC would want to see from a forensic accounting perspective." Another hugely impressed source adds: "Drawing on a unique range of experience that includes time in-house at IBM as well as a partner at one of the Big Four, he combines an intuitive grasp for the most complicated questions with the ability to drive a complicated project to a successful result. He is the real deal in every respect."

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Overview

Alvarez & Marsal’s investigations team includes a diverse group of seasoned experts in major markets and financial centers throughout the world. A&M’s professionals include former prosecutors, regulators, and law enforcement who have led high-profile investigations for the government, in response to government inquiries, and for clients conducting internal investigations. Our teams are also expert in identifying and remediating compliance weaknesses that led to the underlying misconduct. A&M regularly appears before regulatory agencies on our clients’ behalf.

A&M specializes in the following matters, among others:

  • Corruption
  • Commodities and securities fraud and other market misconduct
  • Accounting irregularities and related false financial disclosures
  • Embezzlement and other asset misappropriation
  • Terror finance
  • False Claims Act violations

Working together with in-house and external counsel, A&M offers full-scope investigation and business intelligence services, including electronic evidence collection and preservation executed to law-enforcement standards where necessary, forensic data analytics, forensic analysis of accounting and other data, email review, fact-gathering and investigative interviews, targeted transaction testing, and other matter-specific, tailored investigative techniques.

Using data analytics, forensic accounting, and traditional investigative techniques, our team focuses from the first day on generating actionable insights into the company’s personnel and controls.

Business Intelligence & Investigations

Alvarez & Marsal

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600 Madison Avenue

New York

New York

USA

NY 10022

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