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Practice Areas

As a global advisory firm, StoneTurn assists companies, their counsel and government agencies on regulatory, risk and compliance issues, investigations and business disputes. Learn more about our capabilities:

  • Compliance & Monitoring
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    Compliance & Monitoring

    Scrutiny from governmental authorities is on the rise and can come from many different directions — no matter where a company resides. The threat of reputational damage is significant.

    StoneTurn brings a team of multi-faceted experts including former senior regulators from the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities Exchange Commission, U.K. Financial Conduct Authority andU.K. Serious Fraud Office to help German firms become more proactive about preventing and detecting misconduct.

    Our team identifies the sources of criminal and unethical conduct, and implements procedures and protocols to avoid future problems. We also serve as a court- and government-appointed independent monitor and auditor to assess remediation efforts. That experience positions the StoneTurn team to provide unique insights to companies that are faced with the threat of a government-imposed monitor. Turn to us for subject matter and industry expertise, reliable investigative results, objectivity and a proven track record as a trusted adviser.

  • Investigations
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    Investigations

    Working collaboratively with your legal team, our professionals provide insightful investigative and financial analyses to help corporate leaders identify wrong-doing, respond to inquiries in a timely fashion and stay one step ahead.

    Rely on our forensic accountants, data analytics experts and skilled investigators to find salient information that can support responses to a range of inquiries related to:

    • Regulatory or compliance irregularities
    • Financial fraud and misstatements
    • Asset misappropriation
    • Anti-corruption
    • Anti-money laundering issues
    • Whistleblower allegations
    • Discovery requests
    • Workplace harassment issues
    • Business intelligence

    StoneTurn will also assist with a root cause analysis to determine what led to the misconduct and recommend control changes to avoid future recurrences.

  • Due Diligence
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    Due Diligence

    In today’s global marketplace, organizations rely on reputational integrity to build market share, attract top talent and grow sustainably. Business successes are often wiped away by one reputational black mark―especially one that might have been preventable.

    Whether as part of a financial transaction or an inquiry-related fact-finding effort, StoneTurn’s team of “on-demand” forensic accountants, technologists and investigatory researchers partner with corporations and their counsel to strengthen due diligence efforts. Our goal is to ensure that any questionable issues can be addressed―and explained―before an event takes place or the ink on a transaction is dry. Clients rely on our meticulous, fastidious attention to detail when partnerships, IPOs, foreign investments, mergers or acquisitions are on the horizon. Turn to us.

  • Cybersecurity
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    Cybersecurity

    StoneTurn brings a multidisciplinary team of security leaders, cyber technology, risk and investigative experts to help clients across the threat and risk continuum—from prevention to detection, mitigation through to remediation and transformation.

    Whatever the context, we work collaboratively with counsel to help organizations restore trust, expedite resiliency and proactively secure business-critical information. Rely on insights from our experienced, pragmatic professionals to help simplify complex cybersecurity, data privacy and data protection challenges.

     

  • Data Analytics
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    Data Analytics

    Businesses are generating vast amounts of data across a growing number of locations at a rapid pace. While data can be used to measure or create operational efficiencies, it can also be used to prove or disprove facts in legal disputes and investigations, to identify financial reporting issues, as well as to measure the effectiveness of ethics and compliance programs.

    StoneTurn data analytics experts analyze volumes of complex financial, accounting and business data; create dynamic visual models; and extract key insights in order to provide a factual basis to draw qualitative conclusions and defend business decisions and activities. In addition, clients rely on us for clear strategies on how to align their data with specific objectives.

  • Forensic Technology
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    Forensic Technology

    Significant advances in technology. A proliferation of data. Confidential information is more accessible by various personal devices. In the face of government and internal investigations, employment litigation and patent infringement matters, digital information can often make or break the outcome. And, with the staggering increase in volume and sources, culling through electronically-stored information can be a time-consuming and costly process.

    StoneTurn’s proven team of digital forensics experts partners with companies, attorneys and their clients to efficiently capture, analyze and preserve electronically-stored information in response to virtually all types of legal disputes, investigations, and allegations of compliance failures, handling every phase of the investigation with the utmost skill and care.

Industries

In addition to extensive expertise in disputes, investigations, valuation, compliance & monitoring, forensic technology and data analytics, our professionals bring significant industry experience across a range of sectors:

  • Manufacturing
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    Manufacturing

    Relentless innovation. Total connectivity. Heightened regulatory standards. The manufacturing industry is rapidly evolving to keep pace with the latest technology and still comply with traditional certification and safety standards from government agencies around the world.

    Amid the uncertainty, StoneTurn’s experts partner with automotive, engineering and manufacturing clients to analyze compliance programs to ensure they meet the latest regulatory standards, as well as assist in remediating misconduct to prevent recurrence. We also serve as self-, court- and government-appointed monitors and as forensic advisers to monitors.

  • Financial Services
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    Financial Services

    Heightened government scrutiny. New anti-corruption risks. Unexpected whistleblower allegations. The need to collect and manipulate ever-growing volumes of data. In a post-crisis world, financial services organizations require trusted advisers who bring deep industry knowledge as well as experience across the legal and compliance spectrum.

    StoneTurn’s expert professionals average more than 25 years of experience and have served at more than 25 of the largest financial services institutions, U.K. and U.S. regulatory and prosecutorial agencies, and Big Four audit firms. Our team draws upon this unique experience to help financial services clients manage risks, respond to regulatory inquiries, and investigate alleged fraud and misconduct.

  • Technology
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    Technology

    Rising cybersecurity risks. Significant advancements at a rapid pace. Global competition for intellectual property ownership. Technology companies today must continually innovate to stay ahead of both security risks and their competitors, while legally protecting assets. In a fast-paced business environment in which knowledge sharing has become more widespread and competition for employees is fierce, managing these challenges is now more difficult than ever before.

    StoneTurn’s professionals have deep expertise working with technology firms on complex disputes, including intellectual property, as well as risks and investigations. We assist with intellectual property valuation, patent, copyright and trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and Lanham Act actions. Our Forensic Technology and Data Analytics professionals often work seamlessly with our other teams to assist clients in these matters.

  • Healthcare and Life Sciences
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    Healthcare and Life Sciences

    Changing policies and marketplaces. Pricing pressures. Increased regulatory scrutiny. Healthcare organizations face unprecedented challenges in an evolving and uncertain regulatory landscape, an economic model shifting to meet consumer needs, and in managing the tension between innovating new products and meeting more stringent compliance requirements.

    StoneTurn’s professionals have worked closely with life sciences companies and understand the pressures of the current environment. We have advised pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, biotechnology companies, healthcare providers and government regulators on complex investigations, litigation matters and compliance issues across a wide range of critical areas, including the federal False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law, FCPA, billing practices, and intellectual property and other disputes. We offer deep expertise on critical issues for healthcare clients operating in a high-stakes industry.

Select Cases

  • Forensic Adviser - Fortune 10 Automaker
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    Forensic Adviser - Fortune 10 Automaker

    When the U. S. Department of Justice appointed Larry Thompson to serve as the Independent Compliance Monitor and Auditor of Volkswagen AG, Mr. Thompson retained StoneTurn as his Forensic Adviser. In this role, the StoneTurn team assesses the company’s compliance with the terms of a criminal plea agreement and civil consent decrees related to the company’s scheme to sell diesel vehicles containing software designed to cheat on U.S. emissions tests, and assist with the assessment  and audits of the Company’s antifraud, ethics and compliance programs across the company, including policies and procedures designed to prevent and detect violations of fraud, corruption and environmental laws.

  • Independent Compliance and Business Ethics Monitor – Leading Global Investment Bank
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    Independent Compliance and Business Ethics Monitor – Leading Global Investment Bank

    The U.S. Department of Justice appointed Jonny Frank to serve as Independent Compliance and Business Ethics Monitor to one of the world’s largest investment banks. Jonny and StoneTurn are assessing the bank’s compliance with the terms of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (“DPA”) related to LIBOR and EURIBOR manipulation; reviewing ethics and compliance programs across the bank, including policies and procedures designed to prevent and detect violations of antifraud and antitrust laws; and auditing antifraud and antitrust controls.