Internal Investigations2018-08-30T21:23:09+00:00

Internal Investigations

Malicious third parties aren’t the only ones that can threaten your business; sometimes, the biggest risks are right under your nose. According to a recent insider threat study, approximately one-third of the 500 executives surveyed said that insider threats cost their organizations more in financial losses and reputational risk than any other threats.

Internal Investigation Use Cases:
  • Insider Threats
  • Employee Misconduct
  • Internal Fraud
  • Corporate Espionage

To help ensure losses due to internal threats are minimized, Prescient analysts conduct fraud, internal employee misconduct, vendor integrity, and other investigations, in support of an organization’s insider threat initiatives.

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Client Results


An international non-profit organization had recently learned one of its volunteers had joined its internship program to covertly record members of the organization. A foreign media outlet had published a video that included unauthorized audio and footage of the organization’s leaders. The volunteer had since returned to his home country, leaving the client uncertain of the reputational risk it faced.


Extensive social media searches revealed the groups and associations connected to the volunteer and their country. Our global media searches and revealed connections between the subject’s brother and the entity responsible for leading the recording plot, and we were able to capture critical metadata to clear findings as court-admissible.


Our analysts’ research identified the subject’s political agenda and means of disseminating information. We identified the subject’s network of individuals, locations, and organizations in the U.S. and abroad, thereby providing the organization with valuable intelligence to use in future legal proceedings. It also ensured they were prepared to address claims that the subject might make about the organization.

Clients Served

Prescient’s Internal Investigations service supports a variety of clients that require deeper insights to clarify risks and opportunities. We proudly serve the following clients and welcome inquiries across all industries.


  • Consumer Products
  • Retail, Wholesale & Distribution
  • Industrial Products & Construction
  • Mining & Metals
  • Oil, Gas & Chemicals
  • Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Fortune 500 Companies

How It Works

When you expect accurate and timely results, you’ll get them. We won’t bog you down with endless details and irrelevant fluff. Save time and energy with our Bottom-Line-Up-Front approach that presents quick-hit insights at the beginning of your reports, so you can quickly understand business risks.

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Meet Your Expert

Patrick Murphy JD, CPA, CFE, and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist

Practice Lead, Investigations

Patrick advises the firm’s clients in mitigating corporate risks including fraud, theft, and insider threats, and advises major law firms on complex litigation support matters. A former supervisory special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Patrick led investigations of high-profile public corruption and financial crimes during his 25 years of service, including the successful investigation, prosecution, and conviction of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Patrick was also a Director of Forensic, Investigative, and Dispute Services at Grant Thornton prior to joining Prescient. He earned a B.Sc. in Accounting from DePaul University and a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.