Strategic Research

Confidential investigative research and reporting

Hedge funds, Attorneys, Corporations, Law Enforcement, Politicians

Strategic Research provides public records, open source and investigative research for a range of clients on an hourly, daily or project basis. Investigative reporter Marcus Stern is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with three decades of Washington-based, national and foreign reporting. Other national journalism awards include The George Polk Award for Political Reporting, Edgar A Poe Award, James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, Raymond Clapper Award, National Headliners Award, National Press Club Washington Correspondence Award and The Eugene Katz Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Immigration. Specialties: wide-ranging Washington coverage, immigration, war, conflict and disaster zone coverage. Past assignments include Haiti, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. He shared the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for breaking the congressional bribery scandal surrounding former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham -- a revelation that arose strictly from public records. He co-authored The Wrong Stuff: The Extraordinary Saga of Randy "Duke" Cunningham, the most corrupt congressman ever caught. Stern uses public records, open source reporting and investigative techniques to provide professional, confidential backgrounding of individuals, non-profits and businesses and to provide insights into political and policy matters.