Deploying Forensic Accounting, Corporate Intelligence and Psychodynamic Services for High Stakes Fraud and Asset Recovery Investigations

October 27, 2022 2:30pm

Joann Arweiler
Investigative Due Diligence Practice Leader / BDO USA (USA)

Martin Kenney
Managing Partner
Martin Kenney & Co. Solicitors (British Virgin Islands)

Saverio Lembo
Partner; Head of White Collar Crime Practice Group
Bär & Karrer SA (Switzerland)

Dr. Alexander Stein
Dolus Advisors (USA)

Forensic Accountants and corporate intelligence providers can make or break an asset recovery case; and it is critical that they identify the right tools to use and manage the associated risks. The ability of accountants and corporate intelligence specialists to quickly identify and retrieve reliable evidence is both an important and necessary skill, and often serves to inject crucial momentum into the early stages of an investigation. Psychodynamic Intelligence is an additionally impactful, though often under-utilized, tool in the very human fight to bring fraudsters to justice and recover victims’ losses.

Join our experts as they discuss the most effective tools and skills that are used to gather information in asset recovery cases, such as:

  • The ability to identify and retrieve information from a wide array of sources which may be spread across multiple jurisdictions
  • Open-source desktop inquiries and electronic tools to aid in analyzing, interpreting and contextualizing information before pinpointing its relevance
  • Covert intelligence gathering and political advocacy in “rule of law challenged” jurisdictions
  • Ways to develop recruiting sources, sting operations, surveillance, and bank account information procurement
  • Decode trace and shadow data relating to human behavior to: create pinpoint profiles of the fraudster and his confederates’ strengths and vulnerabilities; develop predictive behavioral models and psychologically sophisticated counter-offensive response plans; open a third dimension on case management, strategy, and prosecution