Doeren Mayhew was retained in October 2012 by a law firm that represented a staffing company (“defendant”) providing manufacturing, engineering and technical personnel to the aerospace, manufacturing, information technology, engineering, oil and gas, and craft labor industries. The defendant was engaged as an independent contractor to provide personnel to a company that designs, manufactures, and markets cementing and floating equipment and services for the oil and gas industry (“plaintiff”). The plaintiff alleged the defendant was negligent in the hiring of one of the contracted individuals who worked in the plaintiff’s accounting department and embezzled nearly $15 million.

Our team of certified fraud examiners integrated forensic accounting with data-mining skills to reveal account numbers were shared with the contracted employee by one of the plaintiff’s C-level executives in an exchange of emails. A ruling in favor of the defendant came in part due to Doeren Mayhew’s ability to:

  • Understand the key issues related to plaintiff’s internal controls and segregation of duties
  • Examine more than 250,000 pages of documents and emails
  • Uncover and secure economic and financial evidence for use in the legal proceedings
  • Identify plaintiff’s key employee who failed to safeguard the company’s assets

If you’re in need of forensic accounting skills to help you be successful in the courtroom, contact Doeren Mayhew’s litigation support advisors in Michigan, Houston and Ft. Lauderdale.