K2 Integrity is looking for an associate to be a part of the Investigations and Risk Advisory practice. K2 Integrity’s Investigations and Risk Advisory practice uncovers and analyzes critical information that enables our clients to make informed decisions; maximize opportunities; reduce risks; and protect their integrity, personnel, and assets. Our team includes individuals with a broad range of backgrounds including management and economic consultants, former federal and state prosecutors, journalists, technology experts, corporate attorneys, law enforcement and intelligence officials, and finance professionals.
Associates are vital to our work and gather the building blocks for every investigation. The work involves researching and analyzing information about individuals and companies, and addressing bespoke client questions and problems. Associates identify, collect, and evaluate information from human and public record sources, contextualize the findings, and highlight areas of concern.
Outstanding research and analytical skills are essential, as are exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Research is typically conducted in the context of high-stakes, time-sensitive situations, including investigations into fraud, corruption, money laundering, employee misconduct, and intellectual property theft; transactional due diligence investigations; proxy contests; asset searches; litigation support; and vetting candidates for executive or directorship positions. Assignments are both domestic and international in scope.
- Conduct detailed investigative research on individuals, corporate entities, and issues from a wide range of open sources, including media reports; criminal, civil, and bankruptcy proceedings; regulatory filings; business registrations; and real property records.
- Utilize online and subscription databases to collect relevant public records, such as property documents, SEC filings, legal pleadings, and other records.
- Identify and analyze specialized industry, regulatory, and governmental information resources.
- Conduct research to identify potential human sources, witnesses, and experts, and perform phone and in-person interviews of those individuals, with guidance from senior personnel.
- Manage and coordinate consultants conducting on-site research at public record repositories in remote locations.
- Independently produce high-quality and detailed reports, and maintain accurate, detailed, and organized records of the work.
- Conduct verbal briefings for project managers and/or clients.
- Handle multiple projects of a diverse nature concurrently.
- Other duties as required.
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required.
- Degrees in international affairs, political science, or another liberal arts program, as well as in business, finance, or accounting are preferred, but candidates from other backgrounds will be considered as well.
- At least two years of professional experience, preferably in consulting, intelligence, investigations, investigative journalism, audit, law practice, or other related fields. Previous roles must demonstrate excellence in conducting complex, qualitative, and analytical research with minimal supervision.
- Experience interacting with corporate, legal, and/or government clients is strongly preferred.
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, is required.
- Proficiency in public record, investigative, and financial research resources is preferred, but not required. Examples include LexisNexis; Westlaw; Bloomberg; Factiva; TLO; Accurint; EDGAR/SEC records; and government-administered civil litigation, criminal record, property, and corporate registration databases.
- Proficiency in conducting advanced Internet-based research, including familiarity with social media, domain registration records, IP tracing, and deep web searches is preferred but not required.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Exceptional attention to detail, thoroughness, objectivity, and precision as reflected in research and reporting.
Excellent analytical skills.
Interest in current events in the worlds of finance and business. Basic understanding of capital markets and how they work.
- Ability to draft accurate, concise summaries of financial transactions, regulatory proceedings, and civil litigation, working from original documents.
- Ability to contextualize and analyze complex and potentially unfamiliar topics.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision, both independently and as part of a group.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to travel, if needed, for certain client engagements.
- Willingness to adjust schedule to complete time-sensitive projects within deadlines and occasionally respond to urgent requests.
- Written and spoken fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese strongly preferred; additional languages also preferred, but not required.