Our staff and experts have worked with clients involved in internal corporate and regulatory investigations as well as resulting litigation in some of the largest corporate frauds in U.S. history, including the Madoff, Stanford, and Petters Ponzi schemes.

Cornerstone Research investigates complex fraud and concealment schemes in a variety of industries. Our clients include private and public companies, accounting firms, financial institutions, law firms, investment funds, and fund administrators. Our investigations stem from whistleblower complaints, governmental inquiries, and concerns raised in merger and acquisition transactions. Cornerstone Research is also engaged to quantify damages in litigation resulting from Ponzi schemes and other corporate frauds.

Our experience includes:

  • Identifying, analyzing, and explaining the means and methods used to execute and conceal corporate fraud including investment schemes, earnings management, and asset misappropriation.
  • Using sophisticated technical accounting and data analysis to sift through large amounts of information to identify trends, anomalies, and potentially fraudulent transactions.
  • Tracing cash through complex transactions, reconciling disparate accounting systems, reconstructing accounting data, and identifying potentially fraudulent accounting entries.