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The Forensic Investigation & Litigation Services group is a multidisciplinary set of practices designed to help clients and counsel mitigate risk, resolve disputes and provide insight and forensic accounting resources for high-stakes matters.

Our approach is defined by continuous collaboration with our clients and with counsel,  and draws on a wide range of specialists, including:

  • Forensic accountants
  • Financial analysts
  • Certified fraud examiners
  • Forensic technologists
  • Former law enforcement
  • Crisis Management, Business Continuity, and Insurance Risk professionals


Exceptional service for exceptional circumstances. When scrutiny is most intense, organizations must not only determine the facts, but also determine them quickly. BDO’s forensic accounting professionals provide strategic guidance to organizations across the country and around the world, helping them resolve high-stakes matters involving fraud and corruption, accounting irregularities and a wide variety of compliance issues. We conduct forensic analyses of books and records, computer forensics and data analytics, and assist clients with interviews and background checks. When required, we also provide oral or written testimony, and serve as monitors and independent reviewers or as forensic accountants to monitors and independent reviewers. Backed by the credibility and resources of BDO, we provide a comprehensive, integrated suite of forensic accounting services:

  • Corporate Investigations
  • Due Diligence
  • Anti-Corruption Compliance
  • Investigations
  • Investigative Due Diligence
  • Forensic Technology Services
  • Financial Reporting Disputes
  • Asset Tracing and Recovery
  • AML / Sanctions / BSA
  • Fraud Prevention


Drawing upon experience from a diverse set of disciplines and backgrounds, BDO’s professionals combine the highest standards of technical skill and knowledge to gather, analyze and evaluate evidence. From litigation support, to dispute resolution, to testifying services, BDO supports individuals, businesses and legal counsel through every phase of litigation. And backed by one of the largest international accounting and consulting networks, our accessible, partner-led teams are uniquely poised to help clients navigate disputes efficiently – wherever they may be. Our services in this area include:

  • Damages Analysis
  • Post-acquisition Disputes
  • Shareholder and Partner Disputes
  • Family Law
  • Construction Claims Litigation
  • Royalty and License Fee Examinations
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International Litigation


Companies affected by major setbacks face many obstacles—receiving appropriate and timely insurance payments shouldn’t be one of them. BDO’s Insurance Risk & Recovery professionals focus in the quantification and compilation of complex insurance claims in several areas:

  • Property and business interruption
  • Fidelity / employee dishonesty
  • Product recall
  • Directors & officers
  • Cyber security breaches

BDO works on behalf of policyholders, providing an independent and objective perspective. Our long history of preparing fair and timely claims is respected by underwriters, adjusters, and their accountants, and has allowed us to recover more than $5 billion for our clients.

Additional Resources

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