Investigations and Intelligence

THE PROSECUTOR TO AGENT PERSPECTIVE

Wolf, P.A. combines the experience of having litigated and tried cases to verdict with the experience of having led government priority investigations to help clients and their counsel mitigate risks, gain an advantage in litigation, and avoid reputational harm.

Litigation and Arbitration Consulting

LITIGATION INTELLIGENCE AND INVESTIGATIONS

Wolf, P.A. provides litigation and arbitration support to attorneys and general counsel who believe there is no substitute for preparation and who become obsessed during trial preparation. We help clients:

  • Develop an investigative strategy unique to your case.
  • Evaluate evidence.
  • Identify, locate and interview witnesses.
  • Conduct investigative research.
  • Discover new evidence beyond the scope of discovery.
  • Quickly investigate new issues that arise during trial.

Corporate Investigations

FRAUD AND FINANCIAL INVESTIGATIONS

Wolf, P.A. helps clients protect assets under management and determine where and how fraud, theft or embezzlement occurred, who is responsible, and how to prove it.

BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION

Wolf, P.A. helps clients and their counsel identify and remediate bribery and corruption problems that could lead to exposure under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or UK Bribery Act. Wolf, P.A. also helps white collar attorneys extend their reach, by helping them obtain and review evidence, identify, locate and interview witnesses, and troubleshoot the complexities associated with conducting global investigations.

KLEPTOCRACY

In cases of government officials under investigation or formally charged, Wolf, P.A. can help counsel find the best possible resolution. And, in the case of sovereigns victimized by corrupt officials, Wolf, P.A. can help countries conduct their own investigations, interact with law enforcement and prosecution authorities of other countries, and trace and recover stolen assets.

SENSITIVE INVESTIGATIONS

In special situations, discretion is as important as the investigation itself. Wolf, P.A. was created to meet the needs of clients who place a premium privacy. We work closely with those clients, conducting professional, ethical, confidential, discreet investigations.

Intelligence

INVESTIGATIVE DUE DILIGENCE

Using the intelligence cycle, Wolf, P.A. works closely with clients to make sure the intelligence product being provided is the intelligence product they need to evaluate M&A targets or investigate prospective partners and investors. We help clients mitigate the risks associated with international business by answering the questions that need to be answered.

  • Does a company or individual actually exist?
  • Are company officials Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs)?
  • Is there a trail of litigation?
  • Is there a trail of bankruptcies?
  • Is there a history of fraud?
  • Are there allegations of corruption?
  • Will these people honor their debts?
  • Will they steal your money?
  • Will doing business with them harm your reputation?

REPUTATIONAL DUE DILIGENCE

Wolf, P.A. understands the legal, commercial and geopolitical impact of reputational risk. We conduct global investigations to help clients avoid reputational harm.

INDEPENDENT SELF DUE DILIGENCE

Wolf, P.A. conducts independent self due diligence investigations, helping clients facilitate due diligence by banks and commercial partners; identify areas for improvement or change; and develop global strategic communications plans.

Experience

Conducted litigation intelligence investigations and surveillance operations for a company involved in several cases simultaneously in multiple jurisdictions.
 
Conducted an investigation to legally obtain information from Hong Kong for use in litigation in the U.S.
 
Conducted a corporate investigation of ex-employees suspected of stealing trade secrets from an international company.
 
Conducted a corporate investigation of allegations made against a company employee in a sensitive position.
 
Conducted an investigation into extortionist e-mails sent to a company’s CEO and then liaised with law enforcement and prosecutors who made an arrest and filed formal charges.
 
Conducted an investigation into why a luxury car shipped from the United States never arrived in Saudi Arabia, and then presented our investigation to prosecutors who, with their investigators, made an arrest and filed formal charges.
 
Conducted a corporate intelligence and political risk investigation for a client interested in establishing business relationships in the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring.
 
Conducted investigative due diligence for a client interested in a joint venture in Russia.
 
Conducted a due diligence investigation of German private bank.
 
Conducted a due diligence investigation of a private Swiss banker.
 
Conducted a self due diligence investigation involving issues in more than ten countries for a multinational company and its leadership.
 
Conducted an investigation into rumored links between a political figure and white collar crime.

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