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  • Description

    Litigation matters often require investigations by lawyers, typically of the opposing parties and the facts underlying the case. These investigations are often conducted by third parties who research public records, interview witnesses and conduct surveillance. These actions may even apply to a lawyer’s own clients or witnesses in order to corroborate or supplement testimony. The relevance of the information and the nuances of how such an investigation should be conducted is critical to this process.

    This CLE course will explain the ethical issues involved in investigations and how they can be implemented to the benefit of your case. The course will provide an understanding of what investigators can and cannot do, actions that may be ethical and/or criminal violations, the types of due diligence available on individuals or entities and practical considerations to consider. The course will address national vs. international investigations as well as how technology is impacting investigations.

  • Instructor Bio

    William Belmont

    The Belmont Group, a New York based national investigation firm, was founded by investigative attorney William B. Belmont. Mr. Belmont has over 30 years of experience in the investigation, due diligence and security field. In addition to having worked as a law enforcement officer and trial attorney, Mr. Belmont served as Director of Operations for the New York office of an international investigation and security consulting firm.

    Mr. Belmont has overseen the management of thousands of corporate investigations involving fraud, workplace misconduct, brand protection and theft of trade secrets. Additionally, he has managed thousands of investigations for national and international law firms. Also, he has developed and implemented due diligence protocols for dozens of financial institutions to ensure the integrity of their investments. He provides clients with pre-incident consulting, including vulnerability surveys, threat assessments and crisis management plans and procedures. Furthermore, Mr. Belmont provides security consulting services to clients for personal and private events.

    Mr. Belmont oversees the implementation of increased security measures for many corporate clients. He serves as a member of crisis management teams, assisting with contingency plans for critical occurrences, such as terrorist attacks, natural disasters, computer network penetrations, business interruptions and incidents of workplace violence. Mr. Belmont is also a frequent speaker on post 9/11 corporate security issues and appeared on Fox News following the World Trade Center attack.

    Mr. Belmont has managed numerous litigation investigations for national and international law firms, including: a national identity theft for a Fortune 500 corporation, fraud at a large real estate company, and numerous domestic and international intellectual property investigations. With a background as a trial attorney and investigative attorney, Belmont has considerable experience investigating civil and criminal matters in a wide range of industries including finance, fashion, entertainment and real estate.

    As a trial attorney, Mr. Belmont specialized in fraud, premises liability, labor law and products liability cases. He successfully won defense verdicts on behalf of Greyhound and Allied Security and was responsible for coordinating trial strategies directed at perpetrators of fraud against numerous insurance companies. He was also responsible for coordinating the security program for the Anti-Defamation League and Isaac Mizrahi’s international fashion shows.

    In addition to his experience as an attorney, Mr. Belmont served as a police officer in Mesa, Arizona. He began his college career playing lacrosse at Bucknell University and received his B.A. in criminal justice from The George Washington University and his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Mr. Belmont’s community service activities include serving as President of the Lynbrook School Board and volunteering as an assistant varsity football coach, as well as a youth coach for boys and girls lacrosse and basketball teams.