Senior Associate


Forward Risk is seeking a talented and experienced individual to conduct U.S. and international investigative due diligence research for a wide range of financial, legal, and corporate clients. This position requires a highly motivated and seasoned researcher with a strong analytical ability, around four to six years of industry experience, and an investigative mindset.

Senior Associates are responsible for leading and managing major research projects and undertaking complex and high-stakes investigations. They will lead and execute investigations in support of litigation (including asset traces), corporate contests (including proxy battles and hostile takeovers), political risk and market entry projects, and investigative due diligence matters. 

Senior Associates will also be called upon to take charge of additional operational responsibilities, which may include: quality control, training, client relations, business development, or personnel management. The firm will rely on Senior Associates to provide mentorship and guidance to Associate-level employees.


  • Mastery of open-source and public records research, including past experience using a wide range of U.S. and international public record resources (e.g. LexisNexis, Factiva, PACER, regulatory filings, civil and criminal records, property records, etc.)
  • Ability to lead and manage large scale research and investigative projects
  • Elite investigative skills and ability to guarantee the integrity, accuracy, and thoroughness of research
  • Excellent English-language writing, presentation, and communication skills
  • Track record of managing personnel and/or quality control processes while meeting timely deadlines 
  • Capacity to adapt to new situations and accept/apply feedback in a professional manner
  • Intellectual curiosity combined with elite research and analytical skills
  • Professional working proficiency in a foreign language (reading, writing) is a plus
  • Experience conducting investigative research in support of pre-investment/M&A transactions, corporate contests, or litigation and/or arbitration is a plus
  • Past experience in financial or legal sectors is a plus

Education and Professional Experience

  • Undergraduate or (preferably) graduate degree with an emphasis on research and writing skills; including international relations/affairs, journalism, political science, law, or other related areas of study
  • Four to six years of experience, preferably in the due diligence, investigations, and corporate intelligence industry

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to careers (at)

At Forward Risk, full-time employee benefits currently include 20 days of annual paid time off in addition to federal holidays, a 401(k) employer match, employer-sponsored health insurance, vision and dental benefits, flexible parental leave policies, among others. We offer competitive compensation packages, which may include business development-related commissions and discretionary performance bonuses.

Forward Risk is the investigations, risk, and intelligence arm of Forward Global, an international risk and reputation management firm with offices in Washington DC, Paris, London, Brussels, Montreal, and Abidjan. We are a proud equal opportunity employer. People are at the heart of our company, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where all of our team members can be themselves.

We don’t tolerate harassment or other discrimination based upon race, religion, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, caregiver status, pregnancy, military or veteran status, disability status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.