ABOUT US


IGI is a preeminent corporate investigations and intelligence firm that has honed its world-class fact finding and risk mitigation skills in a wide variety of complex legal, financial and governance situations spanning almost thirty years. IGI’s record of rising to challenging assignments while adhering to the highest ethical standards has built an unsurpassed reputation for professional excellence in the corporate, legal and financial...


PRACTICE AREA


  • Political Research and Investigations

    IGI has been helping political candidates, committees and organizations win for more than 30 years. A pioneering practitioner of opposition and self-research, we have worked for a sitting U.S. President, candidates for the presidency, members of the U.S. Senate and House

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  • Due Diligence

    Investigative Group International, Inc. (“IGI”), founded by former Watergate prosecutor Terry F. Lenzner in 1984, is a preeminent investigative firm with core specialties in due diligence, internal investigations and competitive and business intelligence. We have

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  • Executive Background Investigations

    IGI’s gold standard due diligence practice provides clients with timely, critical information when they are contemplating new financial or business relationships with entities and individuals.  Applying the utmost discretion, we conduct a variety of domestic and international

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  • Competitive Intelligence

    IGI has developed extensive experience and expertise in helping corporate and individual clients to maintain and gain a competitive advantage in business, litigation, commercial and regulatory disputes, contests for corporate control, crisis communications and other

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  • Civil Litigation and Arbitration Support

    IGI works closely with inside and outside counsel to provide litigation support throughout all stages of a lawsuit or an arbitration: before a complaint is filed, during discovery and trial, in advance of settlement and on appeal. While our fundamental goal is always

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  • Internal Corporate Investigations

    Internal corporate investigations comprise a core IGI practice area. IGI has nearly 30 years of institutional experience conducting and assisting in such investigations. IGI typically is retained in these cases by, and works at the direction of and in close consultation

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  • Anti-Corruption and FCPA

    For nearly 30 years, IGI has handled discreet fact-finding investigations in a variety of industries and countries throughout the world. IGI has experience investigating allegations of FCPA violations and providing compliance services and guidance to domestic and foreign

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  • International Capabilities

    In an era of global commerce, IGI is increasingly called upon by clients to conduct investigations that transcend national borders. Stepped-up FCPA enforcement activity in the U.S. counsels closer focus by multinational corporations on potential vulnerability to FCPA

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  • Contests for Corporate Control

    IGI helps clients prevail in contests for corporate control by gathering and analyzing in-depth information about opposing parties that may be helpful to companies and their shareholders in evaluating the competence, integrity and reputations of adversaries and their

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  • Financial Integrity and Compliance Services

    IGI provides investigative support and best practices advice to support clients’ compliance with existing and emerging governance, transparency, anti-corruption and reporting and disclosure regulations including Sarbanes-Oxley, the Bank Secrecy Act, the Foreign Corrupt

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  • Intellectual Property and Anti-Piracy

    IGI has conducted numerous investigations regarding intellectual property issues, including of counterfeiting, piracy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, patent infringement, as well as contraband smuggling and so-called ‘gray market’ product diversion.

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  • Market Manipulation Investigations

    IGI has extensive experience and expertise in investigating improper conduct by short-sellers, including “naked shorting,” and market manipulation through the dissemination of false or misleading negative rumors about targeted companies.  Such “short and distort” 

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  • Whitemail Defense

    Companies and corporate executives competing in the marketplace, high net worth individuals and celebrities and political figures who live and work in the public eye, tend to become inured to criticism in the normal course of business – it comes with the territory.

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CASE STUDIES


Crisis Communications

A federal prosecutor turned to our firm when a news organization published false allegations about him that had surfaced in a book authored by a former defendant. With experience and relationships in the media and certain legal communities, we quickly moved to prevent the story from spreading and to refute the author's allegations. We persuaded...

Competitive Intelligence

IGI conducted corporate intelligence-collection and analysis to inform a public interest client’s campaign to influence how major companies in the food products industry responded to a specific public health concern. IGI analyzed leading industry players, addressing the potential economic impact of changes to production practices, and how...

Executive Background Investigations

IGI has been conducting investigations for nearly 30 years. The case studies below represent a very small percentage of the matters we have handled, but are representative of the types of cases clients regularly ask us to undertake. A core IGI practice is conducting due diligence and background investigations of executives hired by investment ...

Due Diligence

IGI has been conducting investigations for nearly 30 years. The case studies below represent a very small percentage of the matters we have handled, but are representative of the types of cases clients regularly ask us to undertake. For attorneys representing a major professional sports league, IGI conducted extensive due diligence on a pa...

White Collar Matters

IGI has been conducting investigations for nearly 30 years. The case studies below represent a very small percentage of the matters we have handled, but are representative of the types of cases clients regularly ask us to undertake. IGI has worked extensively on cases arising from alleged military contracting fraud in the U.S. wars in Iraq and A...

Civil Litigation and Arbitration Support

IGI has been conducting investigations for nearly 30 years. The case studies below represent a very small percentage of the matters we have handled, but are representative of the types of cases clients regularly ask us to undertake. IGI assisted a client in litigation against the U.S. government for environmental contamination of the c...

Internal Corporate Investigations

IGI has been conducting investigations for nearly 30 years. The case studies below represent a very small percentage of the matters we have handled, but are representative of the types of cases clients regularly ask us to undertake. IGI assisted a major law firm in an internal investigation of a high-profile management scandal at a Fortune 500 ...

Anti-Corruption and FCPA

IGI has been conducting investigations for nearly 30 years. The case studies below represent a very small percentage of the matters we have handled, but are representative of the types of cases clients regularly ask us to undertake. On behalf of a firm in the construction industry, IGI has conducted multiple FCPA-focused due diligence ...

Political Research

IGI has been conducting investigations for nearly 30 years. The case studies below represent a very small percentage of the matters we have handled, but are representative of the types of cases clients regularly ask us to undertake. A committee supporting a mayoral candidate retained IGI to conduct oppositional research just weeks prior t...

International Capabilities

IGI has been conducting investigations for nearly 30 years. The case studies below represent a very small percentage of the matters we have handled, but are representative of the types of cases clients regularly ask us to undertake. A computer printer manufacturer whose U.S. market was flooded by counterfeit printer cartridges retained IGI to h...

Contests for Corporate Control

IGI has been conducting investigations for nearly 30 years. The case studies below represent a very small percentage of the matters we have handled, but are representative of the types of cases clients regularly ask us to undertake. IGI provided information and analysis to assist its client, a publicly traded company in the healthcare ind...

Financial Integrity and Compliance Services

IGI has been conducting investigations for nearly 30 years. The case studies below represent a very small percentage of the matters we have handled, but are representative of the types of cases clients regularly ask us to undertake. A U.S. financial services company with global operations retained IGI to provide investigative due diligen...

Intellectual Property and Anti-Piracy

IGI has been conducting investigations for nearly 30 years. The case studies below represent a very small percentage of the matters we have handled, but are representative of the types of cases clients regularly ask us to undertake. A computer printer manufacturer whose U.S. market was flooded by counterfeit printer cartridges retaine...

Market Manipulation Investigations

IGI has been conducting investigations for nearly 30 years. The case studies below represent a very small percentage of the matters we have handled, but are representative of the types of cases clients regularly ask us to undertake. A plaintiffs’ law firm filed a purported class action against IGI’s client, a computer component maker w...

Whitemail Defense

IGI has been conducting investigations for nearly 30 years. The case studies below represent a very small percentage of the matters we have handled, but are representative of the types of cases clients regularly ask us to undertake. Officials of a foreign state-owned company were accused of accepting millions of dollars of bribes and ki...

The Business of Sports

IGI has been conducting investigations for nearly 30 years. The case studies below represent a small percentage of the matters we have handled, but are representative of the types of cases clients regularly ask us to undertake. IGI was retained by a law firm representing the NFL to conduct detailed background due diligence on a leading pros...
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