Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation

Forensic Accounting & Fraud Investigation Services

Our credentialed forensic experts are routinely appointed by Courts and retained by Counsel as consultants and testifying experts. We assist in civil and criminal matters to identify and quantify income and expenses, trace assets and sources and uses of funds, help assess financial losses, and identify evidence relevant to criminal intent in various types of cases, both domestically and internationally, as follows:

Internal Corporate Investigations

Assist in uncovering how fraud or embezzlement happened and assess the liability a company may face due to embezzlement by an employee or an outside vender.  This often includes conducting interviews, tracing assets, and reporting and presenting our findings to the Board of Directors.

White Collar Criminal Defense

We can assist in gathering and analyzing evidence as it relates to criminal intent, work with counsel to develop strategy, assess financial losses, and trace the sources and uses of funds.

Trust & Estate Litigation

Litigation in trust & estate matters continues to rise.  Often trust’s assets are mismanaged or misappropriated.  We can assist in investigating the alleged fraudulent conduct or compliance with the terms of the trust and verify trust & estate assets.  Additionally, we can assist with discovery assistance, data collection and analysis and expert testimony.

Fraudulent Conveyance Schemes

Attorneys need assistance with determining whether transfers were made with the intent to hinder, delay, and defraud creditors.  This involves proving the Badges of Fraud which can, depending on state law, involve determining who the insiders are and whether transfers are made to them.  Additionally, we can help with proving the inadequacy of consideration, and the transferor’s knowledge of the creditor’s claim.

Other forensic accounting matters we can assist with include:

  • Embezzlements/Asset Misappropriation

  • Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Fraud Investigations
  • Business/Shareholder Disputes

  • Money Laundering Investigations

  • Preference Analysis

  • Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Investigations

  • Financial Statement Fraud

  • Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Litigation Matters

  • Bribery/Corruption Schemes
  • False Claim Act Actions
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Investigations
  • Whistleblower Investigations
  • Royalty Audits & Compliance
  • Internal Control Assessments
  • Wire Fraud Investigations
  • Reconstruction of Financial Data

Learn more about BST's Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation experts:

Sareena Sawhney, MBA, CFE, MAFF, CAMS
Sareena Sawhney
Pauline Lew, CFE
Pauline Lew


BST's work product is excellent and BST's professionals are very easy and enjoyable to work with, especially when expert testimony is required.


The BST professionals have a vast understanding of the issues, aid in litigation preparation, and help settle cases before trial.