The massive market disruption and financial fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will inevitably lead to a surge in the number of businesses filing for bankruptcy protection and/or pursuing restructuring options. Based on past experience, we can expect that a proportion of these companies will have significant fraud or wrongdoing buried within them.
As the world’s leading risk management firm, Kroll has extensive experience serving as financial investigators and advisors to bankruptcy trustees and creditors’ committees, especially in cases involving potential fraud or mismanagement by company executives and insiders. We have also assisted companies facing potential insolvency by investigating the causes of the company’s financial distress and advising the company on restructuring options to avoid bankruptcy. Kroll’s professionals have served as expert witnesses in bankruptcy proceedings on behalf of bankruptcy trustees and creditors and have served as chief restructuring officers, as well as trustees of creditor trusts.
Our professionals include former Department of Justice prosecutors and forensic accountants with years of experience investigating white-collar fraud, mismanagement and insolvency, as well as data analytics experts who effectively and efficiently host and analyze large volumes of electronic data. Furthermore, our ability to leverage Duff & Phelps, the industry leader in valuations, restructuring and solvency matters, as well as Prime Clerk, who provides a full suite of claims administration services, makes Kroll a versatile and invaluable partner in a difficult and trying time.
For more information, please contact the Forensic Investigations and Intelligence Leadership Team.