Executives need to understand where internal controls and corporate compliance programs failed and succeeded. At Artifice, we discreetly identify the scope, modus operandi, participants and knowledgeable parties related to any scheme designed to subvert a business’ export controls.
Artifice integrates our proven, traditional fraud investigative techniques with advanced forensic accounting skills and regulatory knowledge. Our work provides decision makers with a clear picture of the financial statement impact, financial impact on government claims and other relevant information resulting from alleged violations of export controls or sanctions.
The abilities, resources and needs of each company are unique, as are the risks and situations they face. Our wealth of experience has helped us sharpen the investigative techniques we use to uncover common fraud strategies, but it has also taught us to listen carefully to our clients and create customized plans for each engagement. Artifice has worked effectively with chief compliance officers, in-house and outside counsel, boards of directors, and executive management. We are able to listen and report back to clients in terms that make sense for all of these audiences, explaining our results in terms of financial statement impact, potential legal consequences and overall effect on the business.
In situations where our clients’ interests are best protected through attorney-client privilege, we team with attorneys focused on international trade/exports enforcement law. If needed, we can recommend appropriate attorneys. We have worked with many former AUSAs and/or officials from the Department of Commerce or Department of State who are now in private practice. Their government experience gives them in-depth knowledge of the concerns businesses need to address when examining export controls. Our attorney referrals have demonstrated an ability to focus on the key issues while remaining cognizant of broader concerns and risks.
For attorneys representing companies or individuals, each export enforcement situation your clients face is unique, as are the parties involved, risks and resolutions. We team with you, providing experience-based, dependable investigative services and forensic accounting advice throughout all aspects of your representation. From initial tactical/investigative planning through reporting and possible self-disclosures, in meetings with government attorneys/officials and, if necessary, in the courtroom, Artifice is your dependable forensic accounting and financial advisor.