ABOUT US


IGI is a preeminent private investigation and corporate intelligence firm that has honed its world-class fact finding 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 communities. IGI’s...


PRACTICE AREA


  • Internal Corporate Investigations

    Printer-Friendly Page 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

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  • Contests for Corporate Control

    Printer-Friendly Page 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

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  • Litigation and Arbitration Support

    Printer-Friendly Page 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

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  • Competitive & Business Intelligence

    Printer-Friendly Page 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

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  • Financial Integrity and Compliance Services

    Printer-Friendly Page 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

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  • Whitemail Defense

    Printer-Friendly Page 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

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  • Due Diligence

    Printer-Friendly Page 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

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  • Executive Background Investigations

    Printer-Friendly Page 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

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  • Intellectual Property and Anti-Piracy

    Printer-Friendly Page 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’

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  • International Investigations

    Printer-Friendly Page 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

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  • Market Manipulation Investigations

    Printer-Friendly Page 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

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  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

    Printer-Friendly Page 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

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CASE STUDIES


Internal Corporate Investigations

Officials of a foreign state-owned company were accused of accepting millions of dollars of bribes and kickbacks from purported agents and intermediaries outside the company. IGI performed an internal investigation in the foreign country, located and interviewed the purported agents and intermediaries in the foreign country an...

Sports Industry

IGI was retained by a law firm representing the NFL to conduct detailed background due diligence on a leading prospective owner, a high net-worth individual, of a professional football team. Our assignment included uncovering red flags and potential liabilities related to the candidate’s personal and professional reputation, ...

Contests for Corporate Control

IGI provided information and analysis to assist its client, a publicly traded company in the healthcare industry, to fend off a hostile takeover attempt that threatened to derail its planned merger with another public company. IGI developed information showing that the unsolicited offer, although higher, was highly conditional ...

Litigation and Arbitration Support

A computer printer manufacturer whose U.S. market was flooded by counterfeit printer cartridges retained IGI to help it reassert control over its distribution and sales channels. IGI identified factories in China churning out the counterfeit cartridges, and traced their distribution through a network of middlemen in Tokyo, Singap...

Competitive & Business Intelligence

IGI conducted a multi-year investigation of a leading plaintiffs’ law firm on behalf of several corporate clients sued by the law firm in class actions. IGI developed extensive evidence against the law firm and its partners relating to the firm’s alleged payment of kickbacks and use of use of paid plaintiffs, its ties to ...

Financial Integrity and Compliance Services

A U.S. financial services company with global operations retained IGI to provide investigative due diligence and consulting on internal controls in order to conform to Bank Secrecy Act and USA Patriot Act compliance requirements. IGI performed extended due diligence on a large book of foreign correspondent banking relationsh...

Whitemail Defense

Officials of a foreign state-owned company were accused of accepting millions of dollars of bribes and kickbacks from purported agents and intermediaries outside the company. IGI performed an internal investigation in the foreign country, located and interviewed the purported agents and intermediaries in the foreign country an...

Due Diligence

For attorneys representing a major professional sports league, IGI conducted extensive due diligence on a partnership of two potential franchise owners to determine whether the prospective team owners met certain thresholds for franchise ownership. Information that IGI obtained helped the league to determine that one of the p...

Executive Background Investigations

A core IGI practice is conducting due diligence and background investigations of executives hired by investment firms and corporations. Some clients have entered into long-term relationships with IGI, where we investigate all of their hires of senior-level personnel. Since individual clients may seek different levels of scrutiny...

Intellectual Property and Anti-Piracy

A computer printer manufacturer whose U.S. market was flooded by counterfeit printer cartridges retained IGI to help it reassert control over its distribution and sales channels. IGI identified factories in China churning out the counterfeit cartridges, and traced their distribution through a network of middlemen in Tokyo, Singap...

International Investigations

A computer printer manufacturer whose U.S. market was flooded by counterfeit printer cartridges retained IGI to help it reassert control over its distribution and sales channels. IGI identified factories in China churning out the counterfeit cartridges, and traced their distribution through a network of middlemen in Tokyo, Singap...

Market Manipulation Investigations

A plaintiffs’ law firm filed a purported class action against IGI’s client, a computer component maker whose share price had dropped. Working closely with outside counsel, IGI developed information demonstrating that the lead plaintiff, a hedge fund, had massively shorted the defendant company – information improperly withhel...

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

 A major U.S. energy company considering an acquisition of exploration rights in West Africa from a European independent asked IGI to assist in assessing the possibility of FCPA taint on the assets. IGI’s research in Europe, West Africa and the United States included histories and profiles of the selling company and its c...
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