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NGH Joins Cryptocurrency Panel for New York State Society of CPAs

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The New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) has invited NGH Group President and CEO Nicholas G. Himonidis to join a panel discussion on Cryptocurrency Fraud, Forensics, and Investigation during the organization’s November 8 webcast. Nick will be joining a panel with Pamela Clegg of CipherTrace, a well-known blockchain forensics firm, and Don Fort of Kostelanetz & Fink LLP, Immediate Past Chief of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division.

Attendees will learn the latest laws regarding cryptocurrency and related fraud, as well as how forensics can uncover “hidden” cryptocurrency. Panelists will also discuss recent court cases about the legal and illegal uses of cryptocurrency.

Nick is a frequent speaker at accounting, legal, and technical conferences and seminars. His background as both a lawyer and cryptocurrency/technology expert make him uniquely qualified to address multiple issues regarding cryptocurrency.

To request Mr. Himonidis as a speaker on this or other topics, call (516) 621-6500 or send an email.

 

 

 

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Recent trends and hot topics in digital evidence

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On October 28, 2021, NGH Group CEO and President Nicholas G. Himonidis, J.D., CFE, CCFS, CCFI, will address the members of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association on what they need to know when counseling clients and conducting e-discovery in family law cases.

Attendees will learn about new technology and legal issues in cryptocurrency, cloud computing, digital espionage (and how to prevent it), encrypted data, and other issues.

As an attorney and computer forensics expert, Nick will educate attendees on both the legal and technical issues in conducting e-discovery in non-commercial litigation. He will also discuss the many forms of evidence that only exist in digital form and must be preserved quickly—before they disappear forever.

To request Mr. Himonidis as a speaker on this or other topics, call (516) 621-6500 or send an email.

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NGH educates divorce lawyers on tracking cryptocurrency

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NGH Group President and CEO Nicholas G. Himonidis shared his cryptocurrency expertise  with the Erie County Bar Association on September 14, 2021. His online presentation on how to find and track cryptocurrency in divorce litigation was part of the group’s continuing education program.

Divorcing spouses are increasingly using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to hide assets and to conduct “secret” transactions. In his presentation, Nick educated attorneys on the benefits of digital forensics when accessing the spouse’s electronic devices and examining blockchain transactions.

He also explained the types of “wallets” a spouse may use to hold and hide cryptocurrency, how cryptocurrency exchanges work, what documents are available for attorneys to pursue, and the critical differences between “peer to peer” vs. “exchange based” cryptocurrency activity.

The presentation featured practical tips that attorneys can use in their own practices right away.

To request Mr. Himonidis as a speaker on this or other topics, call (516) 621-6500 or send an email

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NGH speaks to Nassau County attorneys about spousal digital espionage

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The Nassau County Bar Association will feature NGH Group CEO and President Nicholas G. Himonidis, J.D., CFE, CCFS, CCFI, as the guest speaker at their September 13, 2021, meeting in Mineola, N.Y. Nick will update members on legal issues that arise when litigating spouses attempt to access each other’s digital communications.

When spouses try to access their partner’s texts, emails, social media posts, and other electronic communications in a divorce or custody battle, they can potentially face significant civil and criminal liabilities. Nick will brief members on the latest federal and state laws, as well as recent court cases and the liabilities that attorneys may face.

Many spouses may believe that their relationship makes it legal to access their partner’s electronic communications, but being married to someone doesn’t give them the legal right to intercept those communications.

Not only can spouses face significant criminal and civil liabilities, but so can their attorneys.

To request Mr. Himonidis as a speaker on this or other topics, call (516) 621-6500 or send an email.

 

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NGH to speak about trends in digital evidence at ABA conference

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NGH Group CEO and President Nicholas G. Himonidis, J.D., CFE, CCFS, CCFI, will speak on “New Trends in Digital Evidence and Their Effect on Matrimonial Litigation” at the American Bar Association Family Law Section Spring conference on June 17, 2021.

A leading expert on both technical and legal issues surrounding digital evidence, Nick will cover what practitioners need to know to effectively counsel clients and conduct e-discovery in family law cases, including:

  • Cloud computing
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Digital espionage (and how to prevent it)
  • Encrypted data
  • Home-based cloud video devices and services

Emerging trends in technology present new legal and technical challenges for gathering and preserving digital evidence. This presentation will highlight those challenges and offer effective solutions for dealing with them.

For more information or to register for the conference, visit the ABA website.

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Nick Himonidis addresses spousal ‘digital espionage’ in prestigious AAML Journal

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In the midst of a divorce or custody battle, spouses may try to access their partner’s texts, emails, social media posts, and other electronic communications. They may be looking for evidence of infidelity, activities that raise questions about their fitness as a parent, or hidden financial assets.

They may also be looking at serious civil and criminal liabilities if they engage in this conduct and cross the line from “legitimate self-help” to “unlawful interception.”  Being married to or living with someone doesn’t grant carte blanche to read or intercept their personal communications.

In his recent article in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (JAAML), NGH Group President and CEO Nick Himonidis outlines the legal issues involved. The article explains:

  • Applicable federal and state laws, both civil and criminal
  • Significant court cases in this area, including landmark matrimonial rulings
  • Potential civil and criminal liabilities for litigants, and potentially their attorneys

To read the article, please click here.

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Nick Himonidis Discusses Cryptocurrency Investigation with Matt Spaier of PI Perspectives

Nick Himonidis joined Matt Spaier of PI Perspectives podcast for an in depth conversation regarding the many ways in which cryptocurrency investigations come up, and some of the tools, methods and techniques being used to trace cryptocurrency transactions, locate cryptocurrency, and attribute otherwise ‘anonymous’ cryptocurrency activity to individuals and organizations.
Here’s a link to the entire podcast on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3iwekRwosw.

The NGH Group assists attorneys, forensic accountants and other investigators with matters involving cryptocurrency on a regular basis. For more information about cryptocurrency investigation and forensics by The NGH Group, visit https://thenghgroup.com/cryptocurrency/

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Nick Himonidis discusses security tips for those working remotely

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

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Nicholas Himonidis at The CPA Academy

Nicholas Himonidis will be co-presenting a live webinar for The CPA Academy on May 27 at 10:00 a.m. entitled ‘Cryptocurrency: How To Find And Track in Litigation‘. The webinar will cover the tools and methods used to identify cryptocurrency use and conduct forensic analysis of cryptocurrency transactions.   For more information or to register please use the link below.

 

https://www.cpaacademy.org/webinars/a0D2S00000ikk5IUAQ

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Cryptocurrency and Divorce Litigation: ABA Family Law Conference

Nick Himonidis joins panel speaking on cryptocurrency in divorce litigation at April, 2020 ABA Family Law conference in San Diego.  Nick will be joined by forensic accountant Mark DiMichael of Citrin Cooperman and attorney Kelly Burris of Cordell & Cordell discussing ‘Cryptocurrency and How to Find it and Track It in Divorce Litigation’.  The presentation on Thursday April 30, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. (PST) will be webcast live to the entire ABA FLS. For more information about the ABA FLS conference, or to sign up, please visit:

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