Forensics, Investigation & Litigation
BKD understands the special role that consultants, damages expert witnesses and fraud investigators play in litigation. We bring more than 90 years of accounting experience to the table when we assist attorneys with the business valuation, forensics and fraud investigation services they need to represent their clients well. With our cutting-edge support products and our commitment to unmatched client service, our Forensics & Valuation Services (FVS) division wants to be a resource for you.
Our professionals offer broad perspective on the issues you face, great attention to detail and strong ethical standards. We have helped organizations look into and prevent possible fraudulent activity. We have some of the nation’s leading experts in business interruption, valuation and retention and preservation of documents and electronic data. BKD is ready to share insight through numerous services:
A large publicly traded organization hired BKD for forensic accounting assistance with a multinational FCPA investigation. BKD’s team included experience with forensic accounting, data mining and computer forensics. Forensic accounting fieldwork took BKD professionals to such far-reaching destinations as Australia and Zambia. BKD also established and maintained real-time, complete and unrestricted access to the company’s general ledger system to support the investigation. Data mining procedures were modified to search for keywords in both English and French. Computer forensics imaged and forensically analyzed chat logs, email and documents found on nearly 50 devices, including mobile phones. BKD’s identification and recovery of Internet chat data was crucial to identifying involved personnel. BKD’s team completed the investigation and presented its findings before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.