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
Nick Himonidis presents CLE program on ESI in non-commercial litigation at Pace University Law School Center for Women’s Justice: This 2.0 hour CLE program covered such topics as
Nick Himonidis is featured speaker at American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Fall CLE Program “CRIMES & MISDEMEANORS” – presenting a CLE program entitled “SPOUSAL ESPIONAGE – DRAWING THE LINE BETWEEN LEGITIMATE, LAWFUL SELF-HELP IN GATHERING DIGITAL EVIDENCE AND UNLAWFUL / CRIMINAL CONDUCT”. [PROGRAM SUMMARY: THE COLLECTION AND USE OF DIGITAL EVIDENCE (ESI) HAS BECOME A KEY COMPONENT IN ALL FORMS OF MODERN LITIGATION – INCLUDING MATRIMONIAL AND CUSTODY LITIGATION. EMAIL, TEXT MESSAGES, SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER FORMS OF ESI CAN BE CRITICALLY IMPORTANT WITH RESPECT TO THE LOCATION AND VALUE OF MARITAL ASSETS, CLAIMS OF MARITAL WASTE, AND CUSTODY ISSUES. THERE IS CLEARLY AN EMERGING TREND OF CLIENTS WHO INSIST ON ENGAGING IN ‘SELF-HELP’ TO COLLECT WHAT THEY PERCEIVE TO BE IMPORTANT DIGITAL EVIDENCE – OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF FORMAL DISCOVERY (PERHAPS BEFORE THE CASE IS EVEN COMMENCED). SOME OF THIS CONDUCT MAY BE LAWFUL, AND MAY RESULT IN VALUABLE AND POTENTIALLY ADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE, BUT SOME OF IT IS CLEARLY UNLAWFUL AND MAY VIOLATE MULTIPLE NEW YORK STATE AND FEDERAL CRIMINAL STATUTES, AND IF SO, OTHER STATUES MAY RENDER SUCH EVIDENCE INADMISSIBLE. THIS PROGRAM WILL COVER THE LEGAL (AND ETHICAL) BOUNDARIES BETWEEN LAWFUL COLLECTION OF ESI ON THE ONE HAND, AND THE UNLAWFUL METHODS OF DOING SO WHICH APPEAR TO BE HAVE BECOME AN ALL TOO COMMON REALITY.]