Businesses need to effectively manage critical events and risks that have the potential to cause significant business interruption or other financial impacts. Our professionals can help you predict, prepare, manage, and respond to risk.
Stout professionals provide consulting services and expert testimony for automotive industry warranty and recall programs and disputes. Clients use our analyses to help them understand the risks and economic costs of warranty service repair, recall campaigns, and other actions. We assist clients for a variety of purposes, including risk mitigation, improved business processes, customer and supplier negotiations, claim assessment, and settlement and trial testimony.
We work closely with clients to understand the risk and potential impacts associated with defects of automotive components, whether it be a customer service action, extended warranty offers, a voluntary recall or one required by NHTSA, or other responses to warranty data, component defects, or customer complaints.
Investigations into suspected fraud, financial reporting irregularities, and regulatory compliance issues pose risks to companies and individuals, regardless of whether any actual misconduct is discovered.
The cost, business disruption, and impact on morale and reputation can create significant hardships. The penalties related to actual findings of fraud, errors, and irregularities can be devastating. For these reasons, the sophistication and experience of the forensic investigators is paramount for achieving the best possible outcome.
Stout’s team of forensic professionals includes accountants, and valuation and finance professionals that are certified, licensed, and trained to assist clients with deconstructing complex financial transactions.
Our experts have significant experience measuring the economic impact resulting from the disruption of business operations, whether it be related to business interruption claims or complex commercial disputes. We offer relevant skills and knowledge of: accounting systems and data retrieval; forensic accounting and investigations; financial and economic analysis; valuation of business entities; and relevant insurance policy provisions for measuring these claims.