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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:

https://lnkd.in/dHywZKT

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Nick Himonidis at MATLAW 2020

Nick Himonidis will be a featured guest lecturer for the MATLAW 2020 Courtroom Evidence Programs!  Matlaw (and Tim Tippins) are among the most respected providers of CLE programs for matrimonial and family law attorneys in New York.

Nick has been invited to join this exciting program and present on a wide range of hot topics and current trends in digital evidence affecting matrimonial and family law including: email and text message evidence, social media evidence, geolocation & digital ‘footprints’,  encryption roadblocks in e-discovery, cloud recording systems, cryptocurrency and digital espionage in matrimonial cases.

Dates for the Matlaw 2020 Courtroom Evidence Program are as follows:

May 5 Rochester

May 6 Syracuse

May 7 Albany

May 18 Long Island

May 19 Manhattan

May 20 White Plains

For more information, or to register for one of the programs please visit MATLAW’s website:

https://matlaw.com/spring-2019/

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Nicholas Himonidis at the Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium 2019

The NGH Group is proud to announce that Nicholas Himonidis is running a course at the Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium 2o19. The course: ‘Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies: Understanding These Technologies and Their Impact on Financial Investigations and Forensic Accounting’ will provide a basic understanding of how cryptocurrencies and blockchains operate and discuss their impact on financial investigations and forensic accounting; including tips and techniques on identifying their potential use, tracing transactions, and strategies to tie crypto assets and transactions to specific individuals / entities.

 

For more information, please visit the symposium homepage at https://go.nccpap.org/litps/home

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Nick Himonidis invited to speak on Cryptocurrency in Divorce Litigation at 2019 NADP conference in Ft. Lauderdale

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

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Nick Himonidis Named Investigator of the Year 2018 by the Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State!

Nick Himonidis Receiving “Investigator of the Year” Award 
From the Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State

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/

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Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency CLE Program at St. John’s Law School Fall CLE Weekend

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).

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Cryptocurrency CLE at the Brooklyn Bar receives local media attention

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