Forward Risk Launches Political Vetting and Opposition Research Practice

October 1, 2019

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Forward Risk and Intelligence Inc. ( has launched a Political Vetting and Opposition Research practice. The practice is led by Krystal L. Ramirez, an accomplished investigator whose experience includes working for the Democratic National Committee. Senior members of Krystal’s team include Julia Wilton, who formerly worked for the Liberal Party of Canada, and on a number of federal, provincial, and municipal Canadian political campaigns, and Dan Greenberg, Partner of Forward Risk.

“With every election cycle, we see more and more the importance of research that goes beyond just compiling ‘votes and quotes,’” said Krystal Ramirez. “Having worked on hard-fought campaigns at the federal and local levels, I’ve seen firsthand how vital it is to gather actionable intelligence through careful and creative investigative techniques. Having an advantage in research quality and sophistication can make all the difference.”

Forward Risk offers comprehensive vetting, defensive research, and opposition research for political campaigns, political action committees, advocacy groups, law firms, and other clients. This includes thorough examination of news and social media in both open sources and proprietary databases; civil and criminal litigation records; business and regulatory filings; property records; professional affiliations and licenses; support for or opposition to causes and organizations; campaign finance filings; statements and comments on matters of public interest; and voting records.

“This initiative plays to our many strengths,” said Luke DiMaggio, a partner and co-founder of Forward Risk. “Our expertise in corporate investigations and business intelligence sets us apart – our team has a sophisticated understanding of public records and other open sources as well as a track record of uncovering vulnerabilities with significant political implications for our clients.”

About Forward Risk and Intelligence

Forward Risk ( is a corporate investigations, intelligence, and risk advisory firm based in Washington, DC. Our service areas include: Investigative Due Diligence; Corporate Contests; Litigation Support; Risk Advisory; and Political Vetting and Opposition Research. Forward Risk offers cutting-edge research and analysis and bespoke services to fit our clients’ specific risk and regulatory needs, providing them with actionable intelligence with which to make crucial decisions.


Krystal L. Ramirez, Forward Risk