Infortal Worldwide is a leading global security and risk management company. For over 35 years, we have enabled clients across all industries to mitigate their business risks, protect employees and assets globally. We minimize corporate liability exposure and maximize operational successes.
With our global network of 800 professional investigators in over 160 countries, we have the capability to provide deep-bench investigations in every country. We produce fast and highly effective responses to our clients’ security and due diligence needs. We deliver in-country investigations based on local language, local culture and regional political issues that require local investigative knowledge.
George Santos and Political Due Diligence
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The Sentencing of Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes and Sunny Balwani
Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh “Sunny Balwani” of Theranos fame, or infamy, were sentenced after receiving convictions earlier this year. Holmes, founder and ex-chief executive officer (CEO) [...]
Background checks are most often conducted by external third party resources known as Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRA’s), however, some companies conduct background checks using internal resources including security personnel or human resources professionals who are trained to conduct background checks.
Thorough background checks require extensive training of the assigned investigator to learn how to use subscription data aggregation services and to understand the results which are then used to confirm personal information. The investigator would need to access an employee’s Personally Identifying Information (PII) in order to verify the employee’s social security number and then to process criminal history, employment verifications, educational verification, etc. Employees with financial or fiduciary responsibilities will typically also have their credit history checked, therefore it is extremely important that the assigned background investigator be someone that have themselves passed a background check, understand strict confidentiality, and are extensively trained in how to handle sensitive data of other employees.
Corporate investigators conduct a wide variety of investigations including fraud, theft, embezzlement, misconduct, sexual harassment investigations, and threats of violence, for example. Corporate investigators typically report to a Director of Security or Security Manager within the corporation. Investigators may also work with human resources professionals to evaluate whether a situation or company employee has been involved in theft of corporate assets or other types of suspected misconduct or malfeasance against the company, co-workers, company facilities, company clients, and/or other aspects of the corporation.
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Download 5 Key Factors in Due Diligence Investigations Now
Based on our 30 years of experience with global due diligence investigations, we’ve identified 5 key areas to prioritize when conducting corporate investigations:
- When basic due diligence is not enough
- The lack of or failure of due diligence was a key takeaway in recent FCPA enforcement actions
- Impact of investigative due diligence on mergers and acquisitions
- How innovations such as AI are shaping investigative due diligence
- Data privacy laws influencing investigative due diligence