Investigation services to help your business succeed.

The success of your ethics and compliance program depends on an effective workplace investigations process. You need a process that is robust yet flexible. You need to conduct prompt, thorough, lawful, and business-focused workplace investigations. A well-planned investigation is your key to establishing legal defenses, meeting regulatory requirements, and implementing corrective steps.

We deliver tailored, expert advice, investing time in understanding our clients and building long-term, trusted relationships that look beyond any single engagement.

We advise every size of organization, from non-profits, to healthcare, to academia, to government agencies, to some of the world’s largest multinational companies.

No matter your size, Winter Investigations can help you meet your workplace investigation challenges.

Practice Areas

Process Design and Optimization

Whether your organization has an established workplace investigation process or no formal process in place, we can help.

We can evaluate your program to confirm it is working effectively, improve an existing process, or help you build one.

We can also strengthen your investigations process with tailored policies, intake procedures, investigator protocols, and an investigator’s toolkit.

Workplace Investigations

Winter Investigations works with organizations to identify the scope of each investigation so it covers all relevant issues, and to create a focused investigation plan that is efficient, cost-effective and tailored to those issues.

Our in-depth knowledge of investigation techniques guides us to analyze the evidence and to reach clear, reasoned decisions.


Effective investigations depend on investigators who received quality training.

We develop our own training content. Training modules can be tailored to your specific needs. The content is business-focused and emphasizes practical steps.

Training classes range from lunch-and-learn meetings to on-site training to webinars to multi-day sessions.

You need to manage your workplace investigations docket properly. Winter Investigations can guide you and your investigators to ensure that the process remains efficient, business focused, and protects your organization.

Case Management and Coaching

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Advisory Services

Workplace Investigations

Investigation Policies and Procedures

Training for Investigators, Managers and Compliance Officers

Case Management and Hotline Response

Investigator Coaching and Mentoring

Interim and Outsourced Investigation Services

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Expert Witness

Litigation Consulting

Case Analysis

Title IX and DEI Training

Investigation Data Analytics

Speaking Engagements

Meric Bloch is passionate about investigations.

Meric created the Winter Method® for conducting workplace investigations, a methodology emphasizing root-cause analysis and business-related guidance. The Winter Method is a framework for investigators to consider the totality of business risks created when misconduct arises.

He designed, implemented, and managed workplace-investigations process globally for three multinational companies and a healthcare system. He has trained thousands of HR, internal audit, legal, and compliance professionals to conduct investigations.

Meric has conducted more than 800 internal investigations of fraud and serious workplace misconduct globally. He has extensive professional experience counseling business executives on the legal and business issues arising from investigations.

Meric is an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law, where he teaches a course on internal investigations.

Meric is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Financial Crime Specialist, a Certified Information Privacy Professional – Europe, a Professional Certified Investigator, and a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional-Fellow.




01. ​Corroboration

Is there other evidence ​which corroborates or is ​consistent with your ​information?

Does the timeline of events ​support your information to ​make it more dependable?

02. ​Chronology

03. ​Observation

Did your witness have the ​opportunity to observe ​accurately?

Does your witness have a ​good ability to remember ​events?

04. ​Remembering

05. ​Consistency

Are their prior statements ​from the witness that are ​consistent or not consistent ​with the information?

Does the witness have a ​good reputation for ​truthfulness?

06. ​Truthfulness

07. ​Plausibility

How believable is the ​information? Was it likely to ​have occurred in your ​organization?

Would your witness have ​some reason to give you ​false information?


Motive to Lie

09. ​Bias

Does the information come ​from someone with a bias ​which may impact its ​accuracy?

When giving you the ​information, did the witness ​act similarly to someone ​who is telling the truth?

10. ​Demeanor

Feedback from Clients

"Meric has many years of experience which he can easily translate in training materials, policies, guidelines or whatever is needed.”

- Angelica S.

"The training was just what we needed. Many thanks!"

- Steve F.

Meric has been an excellent source of knowledge when I worked with him at the Secret Service, and today I would recommend him to any firm.”

- Nino P.

“You are a true expert, and it was a great opportunity to learn so much from you.”

- Martha R.

“I couldn’t do it without your genuine intention to make sure we are where we are today. Thank you for the insight and wisdom you provided.”

- Yim W.

"You share advice with a high level of sensitivity and diplomacy and I can't remember any advice that you would have shared with me which was not very helpful."

- Laurianne T.

"The training session was definitely a success. We received many positive comments. You did a great job!”

- Linda K.

“Rarely have I listened so intently to a presentation. This was fantastic. Thanks so much for all the insights.”

- Ursula S.

My Books on Investigations

Become a Better Investigator

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Workplace Investigations gives step-by-step instructions for the entire process

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The First Information Is Almost Always Wrong highlights the tactics that can have the most impact

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Investigative Interviewing drills down on the techniques that deliver results

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3919 Executive Drive

Palm Harbor, Florida 34685

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