Background Checking

Before Relationships

Third Party Due Diligence: Before Engaging Third Parties

We’re a global investigative firm with over 25 years of experience in cross-border corruption investigations and background checking.

Cross-border Third-Party Investigations

Our experience gives us comprehensive knowledge of all the various ways that companies and individuals can pose integrity risks.

And we’re experts at uncovering those risks – by searching online and in databases, gathering local records and inquiring with trusted sources – in every corner of the world.

Our investigations vet representatives, agents, distributors, suppliers and other third parties so our clients can base business decisions on independent information. We provide three levels of screening, to provide no more, and no less, than is needed for any particular relationship.

Our reports uncover government ties, corruption and other wrongdoing, as well as check the accuracy of the third party’s disclosures. We don’t just produce data; we also provide local insight.

Why Mintz?

No Red Lights

Many compliance officers require risk-ranking of reports but don’t like their due diligence providers presuming to hold up “red lights.” Our reports assess the findings for each third party and assign them to one of three categories: Simple, Points of Interest, and Complex.

Context on Hits

Compliance officers often complain that some third-party reports burden them with mindless “hits” that lack a proper frame of reference — such as the unreliable blog or partisan newspaper in which the hits appear. Our investigative experts provide context for potentially significant findings, such as assessing the reliability of the parties making allegations.

Boots on the Ground

Compliance officers need access to local human intelligence that is predictably priced and can meet their deadline. We’ve carefully built that capability over the past 30 years, conducting source inquiries in every corner of the world.

280 Investigative Staff

Our clients know who stands behind our reports. We have a superb, multilingual staff of more than 280 investigators — not subcontractors with unknown training and expertise — who work out of 12 offices around the world.

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Doug Chisholm
Partner and Practice Head of Transaction Diligence
New York
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Jen Cherner
Partner and Co-Head of Disputes Practice
Washington, D.C.
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Peter Lagomarsino
Interim co-CEO
San Francisco
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Kelsey Froehlich
Partner and Practice Head of IP
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