Martha Norberg

CPA, CFE - Principal
Martha began her career as a special agent with the IRS' Criminal Investigation Division, where her activities included investigating financial fraud, money laundering, violations of federal income tax statutes and other financial crimes. During her 13-year tenure at the IRS, Martha also served as a managerial special agent and resident lead instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, teaching classes primarily focused on behavioral sciences and investigative techniques. In 1990, Martha left the government to form Seabold Associates, operating since 2000 as Seabold Group. From 1990 to 2000, Martha worked as a consultant for the U.S. Justice Department's International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), where she provided on-site technical and strategic assistance to law enforcement professionals in Latin America on matters related both to investigation techniques and organizational structure and effectiveness. In that capacity, Martha worked closely with a variety of government officials in Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, and most of Central America.

Since 1999, Martha has been retained by counsel and private clients on numerous civil and criminal matters, including matters involving misappropriation of funds, mortgage fraud, Medicaid fraud, income tax evasion, embezzlement, business partner disputes, and many other matters requiring forensic accounting services. In addition, Martha is frequently retained to conduct workplace and internal investigations involving allegations such as corruption, employee misuse of computers, sexual harassment, employee misconduct, discrimination, and other types of allegations. Fluent in Spanish, Martha has also been retained in matters involving Spanish-speaking employees, witnesses and defendants. Martha is a frequent lecturer, offering training to diverse groups and organizations on advanced interviewing techniques and conducting internal investigations.

Martha was certified as a public accountant in 1984 and became a Certified Fraud Examiner in October 2011. She is a member of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Washington Association of Legal Investigators. Martha began her accounting studies after earning her undergraduate degree in Foreign Languages from Washington State University. She also attended the University of Valencia in Spain.