A multinational manufacturer engaged us to assist in responding to massive and global internal and regulatory investigations.
A multinational corporation with nearly a half-million employees and operations in over 150 countries was under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Shortly after raids on its foreign offices, the corporation disclosed potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to U.S. investigators and initiated its own global internal investigation.
Multiple law and accounting firms would need to sort through millions of documents in 24 languages collected from nine countries.
Based on the data privacy laws and the client’s own security requirements, Consilio built three data centers in Europe and Asia to process data collected. As these centers would be used by four investigative entities, we developed a sophisticated security system to control access to the data by entity. Eventually, we consolidated the three data centers to one to meet the client’s requirements.
Millions of documents were processed, including those using non-Latin character sets and older encoding versions. Our team relied on its experience in handling CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) data to employ a technique for coding that facilitated highly accurate data capture, indexing and search. Our team also developed a way to bulk decrypt thousands of corporate emails.
RESULTS & BENEFITS
The company’s extensive efforts in preserving foreign documents and making them available mitigated risk exposure and potential fines — resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars of cost savings.