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Crisis In Business

Private Investigators + Advisors

For Businesses, Law Firms

When your organization experiences an unplanned event or legal matter, PHENIX can swiftly resolve that crisis.


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PHENIX uses only trusted and licensed private investigators. Since 1994, we have served clients in all 50 U.S. states and in over 27 countries throughout the globe. Our clients include corporations, banks, insurance and risk professionals, law firms, small private commercial businesses, and entreprenuers.


Employee Misconduct

Good employees make your company successful, but just one bad apple can cause costly problems in your business. For employee investigations involving wrongdoing, misbehavior, or simply bad behavior, PHENIX has the experience to solve the employee issue. We employ a process that is simple and highly effective with our trained corporate private investigators. Our process works in both union and non-union facilities. Private investigators avoid litigation costs and reduce the opportunity for future misconduct or theft. Most importantly - we get your good employees back to work.

Corporate Employee Theft

Employees have access to virtually all of your assets and information - a business situation ripe for theft in today's world. Access to cash, inventory, raw materials, information, and even time-off, is easy to achieve often with just the click of a button. Unfortunately, that empowerment may entice a few to cross the line. Our corporate employee theft investigators are trained and experienced to identify the source of problems in the workplace. Bank fraud is also an area of company theft that we investigate.

Employee Time Abuse

Leave or time off programs like Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Workers' Compensation, and Disability need to be enforced to ensure they are utilized only for their intended purpose. Our private investigators will help you reinforce the boundaries of these programs. The cost of employee time abuse can be quite high. It does not include indirect costs such as overtime pay for other employees, hiring temps, missed deadlines, lost sales, sinking morale and lower productivity. Indirect costs can add up to 25 percent to the direct costs, according to Employee Benefit News and HR News.

Supplier Fraud

You rely on trusted suppliers to keep your best interests in mind, but sometimes that circle of trust can be broken. PHENIX can investigate and consult on vendor risk management (VRM) to ensure that the fraud by providers and suppliers does not create an unacceptable potential for business disruption or a negative impact on business performance. The private investigators at PHENIX are experienced in assessing supplier fraud and providing detailed analysis.

Non-Compete Contract Violations

Employee non-compete violations are more effectively enforced when it involves any misuse of information or intentional acts by employees that negatively impact your business. These are commonly labeled a "non-disclosure breach" agreements and can be very enforceable. PHENIX can perform surveillance to gather relevant evidence of employee activities and to determine if they are soliciting and meeting any customers, violating their "non-compete".

Employee Contract Breach

Your organization relies on promises that sometimes are not kept. Those failed agreements can be costly and may require intervention to remedy or prepare for legal action. We can analyze employee contracts for breaches or other anomalies and render appropriate courses of action. In a breach of contract enforcement investigation, it is important act quickly and collect evidence to ensure the integrity of the case against the employee. PHENIX can consult on the proper procedures to engage in to investigate these contract matters.

Legal Support for Attorneys, Human Resources, Business Owners

Your attorneys may need facts and information to support a legal strategy. Often this is not available in public records, and will require a true private investigation. Our team of investigators will also take the time to understand your case and the strategy to win.

Intellectual Property Rights

Protecting your brand is key to profitability and maintaining an edge on competitors. Trademark infringement, patents, and copyrights are areas of additional investigative expertise. Our approach in intellectual property rights consulting is collaborative, working closely with you to solve complex intellectual property issues.

Crisis Public Relations

An unplanned negative event always has at least two perspectives. PHENIX can provide PR crisis consulting services to manage the spread of information that can influence the opinions of investors, media, and the public.

Past Due Receivables/Delinquent Account Collections

A handful of delinquent accounts can really put a dent in your planned profits. PHENIX presents an alternative to legal action or collection agency fees. Using advanced techniques and specialized investigative procedures, we can convert delinquent accounts into revenue.



Good employees and suppliers make your company successful, but just one bad apple can cause costly problems in your business.

PHENIX offers a proven process to identify and resolve business problems and legal issues. The private investigators at PHENIX have worked with some of the most recognized brands in the world, both directly for corporate and often as litigation support for legal counsel. Whether you own a small business or have a global presence, our experience extends to dozens of industries.



Internal Employee Theft and Fraud Private Investigators

Internal Theft

Internal theft is often unnoticed for 3+ years.

Protecting your corporate brand is key to profitability and maintaining an edge on competitors. All of the intangibles that make your brand unique is what sets you apart from your competitors. Even with the most stringent stop-gaps in place, IP theft can occur for companies of any size and industry. We are IP investigative specialists and have assisted many companies in this area. 

  • Find industry misuse of intellectual property.
  • Research conflicts of patents, marks, designs and trade secrets.
  • Investigations and undercover assignments to confirm intentional misuse.
  • Interviews to demand a cease, and negotiate cost recovery from damages.

Intellectual Property (IP) Theft

Sources of IP Theft

The source of most intellectual property theft is insider access to designs, contacts, ideas, processes, and more.

Protecting your brand is key to profitability and maintaining an edge on competitors. All of the intangibles that make your brand unique is what sets you apart from your competitors. Even with the most stringent stop-gaps in place, IP theft can occur for companies of any size and industry.

  • employees
  • vendors
  • competitors

PHENIX Investigations F.A.Q.'s

How does PHENIX help my legal team?
We can work with your legal team to obtain supporting evidence. We also can work independently to obtain admissions, voluntary termination, and restitution to get your money back. Every case requires a unique strategy to remedy the issue.

What size of issue or company does PHENIX do work for?
Our clients range from large global corporations to independently owned local businesses. Some cases are quite simple and can be resolved quickly and some require travel and many weeks to resolve.

What industry types has PHENIX provide investigation services in?
We have experience in most industries, notably: manufacturing, automotive & tiered suppliers, oil & gas, financial services, transportation, education, services, small business and dozens more.

Can I contact some references?
Yes. Simply contact us to discuss your situation. We will provide as many references as you need.