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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:

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/