During this Covid19 Pandemic, an unprecedented number of professional have been working from home / working remotely. For many of those without a deep IT bench, or any real IT support to speak of, this can (and should) raise concerns about the security of their data and communications, which attorneys have an ethical obligation to protect. Today, on Tech Talk Law, Nick Himonidis discussed these issues with Melissa A. Kucinski, Esquire, and gave detailed advice and security tips on a number of issues from device encryption to the use of VPN’s and dedicated private wifi versus ‘free’ public wifi use. You can watch the video of the Zoom discussion on YouTube here: TechTalkLawZoomVideo
As an expert in computer forensics, financial investigation and the highly specialized field of cryptocurrency investigation, I am very proud to have been chosen as an expert speaker at the National Association of Divorce Professionals (NADP) annual conference. I am encouraged to see that an organization such as the NADP recognizes the growing importance of cryptocurrencies and their potential impact in divorce litigation.
As Bitcoin (and others) have increased in value from virtually worthless a decade ago to well over $3.5K(USD) per Bitcoin today, they have also achieved wide spread acceptance as a means of exchange and as investments. Unfortunately, their potential for use as a vehicle to hide assets and make illicit transfers by parties in matrimonial litigation is a growing and very real concern. While Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies may be ‘psuedo anonymous – there are proven methods to identify their existence and potentially track them. This program, presented jointly with forensic accountant Mark DiMichael of Citrin Cooperman, will provide a basic understanding of how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies operate, discuss their potential impact on a matrimonial litigation, and provide strategies to address these risks when conducting financial discovery.
The NADP conference is for ALL professionals that work with their clients going through the complex process of divorce. This conference will educate and enlighten professionals in the legal, financial, mental health and real estate fields about divorce and how they can help their clients have a better experience in the process. For more information on the conference please click here: www.NADPExperience.com
The Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State (ALDONYS) – the oldest and largest association of Private Investigators and Security Professionals in New York – awarded the prestigious Investigator of the Year Award to Nicholas Himonidis, JD, CFE, CCFS, founder and CEO of The NGH Group at their bi-annual awards dinner on November 30, 2018.
Photos and more information about the awards ceremony and other award recipients, including former NYC Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce (ALDONYS Person of the Year) are available online at https://www.aldonys.org/posts/2018-holiday-meeting/
The official awards dinner journal is also available on ALDONYS’ website at the following: https://www.aldonys.org/posts/2018-aldonys-journal/
On Thursday, November 15, 2018 Nick Himonidis will present a program on investigating Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies to the Society of Professional Investigators in lower Manhattan. For more information about this event CLICK HERE
On Saturday November 3, 2018, Nick Himonidis, JD, CFE, CCFS, President of The NGH Group, Inc., along with co-presenter Peter Theobald of TC Forensics, presented a CLE program entitled “Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies: What attorneys need to know about these revolutionary technologies, and how to uncover their existence and track them in litigation.” The program was part of the St. John’s University School of Law annual “Fall CLE Weekend” which provides two full days of CLE programs for both Seasoned Attorneys and Newly Admitted Attorneys. The Cryptocurrency program included lively discussions and demonstrations of actual Bitcoin transactions being traced on the Blockchain and received excellent reviews. (Nick Himonidis graduated St. John’s University School of Law Magna Cum Laude in 1995).
On Tuesday, March 13 Nicholas Himonidis participated in a ground breaking CLE program at the Brooklyn Bar Association entitled: “Cryptocurrency, the Law and How to Find it and Track it in a Divorce Litigation,” with forensic accountant Mark DiMichael and attorney James Anthony Wolff. The program, focusing on Bitcoin and other rapidly developing cryptocurrencies, was well attended and received local media attention in the form of a feature article in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Click Here to view the article
In the past few years cryptocurrency and token popularity has grown exponentially. While initially under the control of tech enthusiasts and outlaws, they have quickly become mainstream investments. The complexities and pseudo-anonymity of cryptocurrency makes it a difficult asset to understand and track.
On March 13, 2018, the Brooklyn Bar Association will be hosting a program entitled “Cryptocurrency, the Law, and How to Find It / Track It in a Divorce Litigation”. Nick Himonidis of The NGH Group will be one of the featured speakers, discussing how to investigate bitcoin and other cryptocurrency transactions.
This presentation will help you understand cryptocurrencies, its legal implications, and how to address it in divorce litigation context.
For more information about the program Click Here
Nick Himonidis was the featured guest on the December 19 episode of the popular Scope of Success podcast with Brian & James. The podcast focuses on Business Life Lessons – Career Advice & Professional Development. Check out the Scope of Success podcast website / listen to the interview with Nick Himonidis here Scope of Success
On January 18, 2017 Nick Himonidis will be lecturing on advanced digital evidence issues including the investigation of bitcoin and other cryptocurrency transactions at the Westbury Manor in Westbury Long Island. This program is jointly sponsored by the New York State Society of CPA’s and the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Nick Himonidis to lecture on Digital Evidence at the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners training seminar. For more information: http://liacfe.org/meetinginfo.php?id=29&ts=1507308270