NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US today announced it has been recognized as a Vanguard firm in Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory's "Forensics & Dispute Advisory" report. The report assesses and evaluates service providers in the Forensics & Dispute market in two areas: forensic investigations and dispute advisory & analysis. PwC was one of a few firms that achieved "Vanguard" status in both areas.
According to the report, PwC's clients identify the firm as a global leader and best-in-class in dispute advisory & analysis. Additionally, PwC has "taken steps to maintain [its] edge in the [dispute advisory & analysis] space" and has achieved "Vanguard status by virtue of a rare combination of outstanding depth in specific investigatory areas despite moderate breadth."
"PwC is honored to be identified by Kennedy as a leader in dispute advisory and analysis and forensic investigations – two critical areas where we excel," said Erik Skramstad, PwC's U.S. Forensics Practice leader. "This recognition underscores and affirms our commitment to helping clients overcome some of their biggest forensic challenges."
The report further highlights PwC's strengths:
"PwC leverages its international presence and credibility, and remains close to emerging countries such as those in the Middle East and Asia, positioning itself for a surge of new dispute and investigative activity in these regions."
"PwC clients testify to its investigative horsepower and strength in assisting clients with regulatory challenges. The firm has talent from, and strong credibility with, international regulatory authorities – credibility highly valued by clients."
"We understand the significant risks organizations face every day. Whether the forensic challenges are local or cross border, our experienced team around the world provides organizations with seasoned support and solutions," said Chris Barbee, Global Forensic Services Leader. "This Vanguard achievement is a testament to our ability to help clients with their most complex and urgent situations."
About PwC's Forensic Services PwC's Forensic Services team of experienced professionals is dedicated to meeting the challenges caused by fraud allegations, financial crimes and other irregularities. Our portfolio of services includes: Financial Crime Examinations, Forensic Technology Solutions, Regulatory Compliance Reviews, Fraud Risk Management and Fraud Prevention, Dispute Analysis and Litigation Support. The Forensic Services team also manages the PwC Fraud Forum, an exclusive community where members can gain knowledge, participate in events and share important insights on preventing, detecting and investigating fraud, corruption and economic crime. See www.pwc.com/us/forensics and usfraudforum.pwc.com for more information.
About PwC's Advisory Practice PwC's Advisory professionals across consulting, deals and forensics create value for our clients by helping them address their most complex business issues, from strategy through execution. We understand our clients' industries and unique business challenges, and look across the entire organization — focusing on strategy, structure, people, process and technology —to help clients build their next competitive advantage. Our firm's global network of assurance, tax and advisory professionals means that we can bring the right skills and capabilities to help our clients achieve success anywhere around the world. See www.pwc.com/us/consulting for more information or follow us @PwCAdvisory.
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