In the News
Date: 13 Nov 2013 | Source: House Judiciary Committee
Julie Myers Wood, President of Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions, testified about the implementation of an immigration entry-exit system.
Date: 13 Nov 2013 | Source: FCW News
Julie Myers Wood, President of Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions, quoted in article highlighting the need for a comprehensive biometric entry/exit system.
Date: 1 Nov 2013 | Source: L.A. Business Journal
Patrick Bailey, Guidepost’s Technology Design Consulting division as the Southern California regional director, featured in L.A. Business Journal's People on the Move.
Date: 25 Oct 2013 | Source: Ohio University Sports Administration
Dan Donovan, Vice President of Business Development, featured as Facilities Friday industry leader.
Date: 25 Oct 2013 | Source: CNN
Julie Myers Wood, President of Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions, discusses the diplomatic challenge the U.S. Senate is facing with protecting our country.
Date: 18 Oct 2013 | Source: The Lead with Jake Tapper
Julie Myers Wood, President of Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions, discusses the challenges Department of Homeland Security Secretary nominee Jeh Johnson faces, particularly relating to cyber security and emerging issues.
Date: 2 Oct 2013 | Source: Forbes.com
Andrew O’Connell, Chief Executive Officer of Guidepost Solutions, quoted in article highlighting the strategic outsourcing of professional services in family offices.
Date: 26 Sep 2013 | Source: Bloomberg News
Julie Myers Wood, President of Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions, quoted in article highlighting the current state of immigration detention in the U.S.
Date: 25 Sep 2013 | Source: The O'Reilly Factor
Julie Myers Wood, President of Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions, discusses the impact of the proposed California Trust Act, a bill which would limit how state and local law enforcement comply with detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Date: 24 Sep 2013 | Source: Crain's New York Business
Kenneth Citarella, Managing Director of Investigations and Cyber Forensics, featured in Crain’s New York Business Executive Moves.
Date: 22 Sep 2013 | Source: Wall Street Journal
Julie Myers Wood, in conjunction with Wendy Young, president of Kids in Need of Defense, wrote a highly informative and alarming editorial piece about the thousands of immigrant children and their treatment by our court systems. Many of these children are between the ages of 13 and 17; some are even younger. The article appeared in the Wall Street Journal.
Date: 16 Sep 2013 | Source: Center for Immigration Studies
Bill Riley discusses enforcement strategies in his interview with the Center for Immigration Studies.
Date: 13 Sep 2013 | Source: American Bar Association: GPSolo
Julie Myers Wood, President of Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions, authored an article on the basics of visas for sole practitioners, published in the American Bar Association GPSolo.
Date: 12 Sep 2013 | Source: The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. Government notified businesses that they must submit documents for immigration audits. According to Julie Myers Wood, "The latest audit push demonstrates that the government is not suspending its enforcement efforts, even during the debate on immigration."
Date: 11 Sep 2013 | Source: Forbes.com
Andrew O’Connell, Chief Executive Officer of Guidepost Solutions, quoted in article highlighting the tight oversight of providers in family offices.
Date: 22 Aug 2013 | Source: Forbes.com
Andrew O’Connell, Chief Executive Officer of Guidepost Solutions, quoted in article highlighting the level of due diligence in family offices.
Date: 14 Aug 2013 | Source: Fox News
Julie Myers Wood, President of Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions, discusses how some recent requests for asylum in the US should be investigated for fraud.
Date: 13 Aug 2013 | Source: Fox News
Julie Myers Wood, President of Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions, discusses immigration asylum loopholes on Fox News.
Date: 11 Aug 2013 | Source: ABA Now
Julie Myers Wood, President of Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions, discusses the pace of immigration reform while moderating the ABA Commission on Immigration panel discussion titled “What’s Next With Immigration? Behind the Scenes with the Decision Makers.”
Date: 6 Aug 2013 | Source: North Jersey News
A 2011 Guidepost Solutions Study was cited in the Bergen County freeholder re-election race.
Date: 9 Jul 2013 | Source: Diginomica.com
John Brennan, Senior Managing Director in Guidepost Solutions’ UK Office, sits down with Phil Wainewright to explain the benefits of using big data software and cloud store to Diginomica
Date: 26 Jun 2013 | Source: Forbes.com
Carolyn Barth Renzin, Managing Director, explains that “club deal” investments require deep due diligence in Why the Rich and Super-Rich Like Club Deals by Russ Alan Prince in Forbes.com.
Date: 18 Jun 2013 | Source: CNN
CNN's Brooke Baldwin talks to Julie Myers Wood and Ben Ferguson about what was revealed and how the public will react.
Date: 17 Jun 2013 | Source: Security Debrief
Julie Myers Wood, President of Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions discusses the significance of the prosecution by 7-Eleven for failure to oversee immigration compliance by its franchisees on SecurityDebrief.com.
Date: 12 Jun 2013 | Source: Huffington Post
Mary Shannon Little, Vice President of Marketing, analyzes the legality of the recently revealed NSA surveillance programs on Huffington Post in “Does Big Data Make It Legal?”
Date: 7 Jun 2013 | Source: CNN
Julie Myers Wood, President of Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions, discussed the efficacy of recently revealed NSA surveillance programs.
Date: 6 Jun 2013 | Source: CNN
Julie Myers Wood, President of Compliance, Federal Practice and Security Solutions, discusses legality of NSA telephone surveillance.
Date: 30 May 2013 | Source: Forbes
Carolyn Barth Renzin, Managing Director, discusses the importance of disclosing improving home security systems to insurers for rate reductions in How to Pay Less for High-End Homeowners Insurance by Russ Alan Prince on Forbes.com.
Date: 24 May 2013 | Source: Huffington Post
Mary Shannon Little, Vice President of Marketing, describes recent law enforcement initiatives against bitcoin sales in United States on Huffington Post.
Date: 22 May 2013 | Source: House of Representatives Committee of the Judiciary
Julie Myers Wood, President of Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions, testified before the House of Representatives Committee of the Judiciary on May 22, 2013 about loopholes in the Gang of 8 immigration reform bill.
Date: 20 May 2013 | Source: Forbes
Julie Myers Wood, President of Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions, and Carolyn Barth Renzin, Managing Director, quoted in Forbes.com blog by Russ Alan Prince highlighting special problems faced by high net worth individuals.
Date: 16 May 2013 | Source: United States House of Representatives - Judiciary Committee
Julie Myers Wood, President of Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions, testified before the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Borders and Immigration on May 16, 2013, in support of HR 1772. HR 1772 would establish a mandatory employment eligibility verification system under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security similar to E-verify.
Date: 13 May 2013 | Source: Fox News
Julie Myers Wood, President of Compliance, Federal Practice & Software Solutions, discusses shortcomings with the proposed Gang of 8 immigration legislation on Fox News.
Date: 6 May 2013 | Source:
Date: 4 May 2013 | Source: Boston Herald
Julie Myers Wood, President of Compliance, Federal Practice, and Software Solutions, tells the Boston Herald the real problem with the US Student Visa program is lack of coordination and enforcement resources.
Date: 2 May 2013 | Source: CNN
Julie Myers Wood discusses lack of ICE resources and interagency communication in wake of student arrests in the Boston Bombing case on CNN.
Date: 22 Apr 2013 | Source: Sports Business Daily
Dan Donovan, Director of Sports & Entertainment, speak to Tripp Mickle in “Boston and the Road Ahead” in Sports Business Daily
Date: 21 Apr 2013 | Source: CTV
Dan Donovan, Director of Sports & Entertainment, explains the difficulty in providing security at open sporting events on CTV
Date: 20 Apr 2013 | Source: CNN
Dan Donovan, Director of Sports & Entertainment, describes how sports security professionals will respond in wake of the Boston Marathon bombings on Jake Tapper’s Special Report on CNN
Date: 28 Mar 2013 | Source: Washington Times
Julie Myers Wood, President of Guidepost’s Compliance, Federal Practice, and Software Solutions practice, and Steve J. Martin, former General Counsel for the Texas prison system, featured in the Washington Times: Smart Alternatives to Immigrant Detention.
Date: 27 Mar 2013 | Source: High Rise Facilities
Chris Grniet, Regional Managing Director, discusses the security needs of high-rise residential buildings.
Date: 13 Mar 2013 | Source: GSN Magazine
Julie Myers Wood, President of Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions, gave tips to government contractors about how to deal with sequestration and cuts in defense spending in her keynote speech at the Border Security Expo.
Date: 7 Mar 2013 | Source: Fronteras Desk
Julie Myers Wood, President of Compliance, Federal Practice, and Software Solutions interviewed about the efficacy of the new Risk Classification Assessment used by ICE to determine whether immigrants facing deportation should be detained.
Date: 10 Sep 2012 | Source: Forbes
In a recent post on their Profitable Brilliance blog (blogs.forbes.com/russprince/), Russ Alan Prince and Bruce Rogers write, “A firm that is one of the very best in its field and uniquely understands how to deftly communicate its expertise to clients, prospects and referral sources is Guidepost Solutions LLC." The post highlights Guidepost’s expertise at helping clients to solve problems and its ability to deliver the “finest in investigatory and security services worldwide.”
Date: 1 Sep 2012 | Source: WVVH-TV
Guidepost Solutions Managing Director Carolyn Renzin was interviewed by WVVH-TV Hamptons TV’s Ernie Schimizzi at the 2012 Hampton Classic Horse Show. Guidepost Solutions Private Client Protection was a sponsor of this year’s Hampton Classic.
Date: 1 Sep 2012 | Source: Hampton Classic
Guidepost Solutions Private Client Protection sponsored the 2012 Hampton Classic Horse Show over Labor Day weekend. A Hampton Classic press release notes that, “Guidepost Solutions, a global leader in monitoring, compliance, international investigations and risk-management solutions, ran a scavenger hunt and provided participants with Junior Investigator Kits.” Thank you to everyone who participated!
Date: 27 Aug 2012 | Source: Private Wealth
Guidepost Solutions Managing Director Carolyn Renzin will speak at The Elite Wealth Management Conference, on October 9-10 in Boston. According to an article in Private Wealth, “Carolyn Renzin of Guidepost Solutions, a global investigations and security company, will explain the critical value-added service a personal protection firm can add for affluent clients. She will discuss the most prevalent and the most destructive offenses that can often confront the wealthy.”
Date: 5 Aug 2012 | Source: Credit Union Times
Ken Citarella, Managing Director of Guidepost Solutions’ investigations and cyber forensics practice, was recently featured in a Credit Union Times article. The article discussed a ruling by a federal appeals court in Maine that held a bank liable for nearly $590,000 stolen from a client’s account by a cyber-criminal because, according to the court, the bank could have done more to prevent the crime. Until this ruling, banks were under the impression that if they provided a generally accepted level of security then they would not be liable for a breach. Ken Citarella said, “’The decision creates a dilemma for financial institutions. The court said a generic, one size fits all solution is not sufficient, but who said what is sufficient?’ Citarella suggested that one consequence of the ruling may be raised security demands for clients at financial institutions. ‘If this decision stands, every transaction may have to involve more inconvenience.’”
Date: 1 Aug 2012 | Source: Wall Street Journal
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Guidepost Solutions Chairman Bart Schwartz commented on a settlement related to the Bernard Madoff bankruptcy between Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and J. Ezra Merkin. The settlement, which was reached in June is being disputed by Irving Picard, the court-appointed trustee for the Madoff bankruptcy. Mr. Schwartz, who acts as the receiver for some of the funds associated with Merkin’s investments said, “his office had entered into a ‘fair, legal and binding settlement’ and will ‘vigorously oppose any attempt to derail it.’”
Date: 14 Jul 2012 | Source: Fox News
Guidepost Solutions Managing Director Ken Citarella was interviewed on Justice with Judge Jeanine on Fox News. During the interview, Ken discussed the disappearance of Georgia banker Aubrey Lee Price.
Date: 13 Jun 2012 | Source: Thomson Reuters Complinet Complete
Guidepost Solutions Managing Director Kenneth Citarella was quoted in a recent Thomson Reuters/Complinet article about the increasing pressure on financial firms to improve their evaluations of their vendor’s information security. According to the article, this pressure is a result of the increased regulatory scrutiny on how third-party vendors manage data and recent events such as Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS)’s 2011 breach. In the article, Ken Citarella offers his insights into how financial firms can protect themselves from similar breaches. Mr. Citarella suggests that many firms fail to learn lessons from well publicized breaches and encourages firms to look at past events to understand how systems are breached. He said, "Every time there's an intrusion to a major company there's a big write up about it. How else do you know how to protect themselves? By seeing [how] other people have been victimized. If you hire a security expert where do you think he gets his expertise from? He learns from the past.” Mr. Citarella also said that firms reviewing a prospective vendor should ask how it protects its security and show how its approach is effective. Still, Mr. Citarella places the ultimate responsibility for information security on the company, saying "They've got to monitor security with their third party vendors. Not to do so in this day and age with all of the problems we see every day in the newspapers is incredibly risky."
Date: 14 May 2012 | Source: NYRA
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has hired Kenneth V. Handal as acting general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer. Mr. Handal most recently served as President – Governance, Risk and Compliance for Guidepost Solutions LLC.
Date: 2 May 2012 | Source: The New York Times
Seth C. Farber and Harvey Kurzweil, the two Dewey partners conducting the internal investigation of Steven H. Davis, the former chairman, retained Guidepost Solutions, led by Bart M. Schwartz, a former chief of the criminal division at the United States attorney in Manhattan.
Date: 29 Apr 2012 | Source: msnbc.com
Former Secret Service agent Andrew O’Connell, Guidepost’s Chief Executive Officer, discusses the Secret Service's new rules in light of the Colombian prostitution scandal(video).
Date: 28 Apr 2012 | Source: CBS News
Guidepost’s Chief Executive Officer, Andrew O’Connell, speaks with Jeff Glor and Rebecca Jarvis about the Secret Service’s new behavior guidelines (video).
Date: 21 Apr 2012 | Source: msnbc.com
Former Secret Service agent Andrew O’Connell, Guidepost’s Chief Executive Officer, explains the role of the department’s advanced operations team and how members of that team may spend their time on the road (video).
Settlements Are a Good Roadmap for Compliance Programs, Former Deferred-Prosecution Monitor Says
Date: 3 Apr 2012 | Source: Thomson Reuters Accelus
Guidepost's Chairman Bart Schwartz was featured in a Thomson Reuters Accelus article,“Settlements are a good roadmap for compliance programs, former deferred-prosecution monitor says,” discussing Mr. Schwartz’s presentation at the Corporate Compliance Conference at Fordham Law School in New York on April 2. During the presentation Bart suggested that settlements provide detailed descriptions of what changes the company is going to take and offer guidance as to, “What the government believes is an acceptable compliance program. You have to look at those and see what is right for your industry. That combined with the guidelines is really the only statement you have as to what is satisfactory."
Date: 28 Mar 2012 | Source: Wall Street Journal
Guidepost Solutions Managing Director Carolyn Renzin’s panel, “Hello DOJ? Is Your Company Really Ready For Whistleblowers?” at the 2012 Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium was featured on the Wall Street Journal’s Corruption Currents blog. Ms. Renzin’s panel turned into a heated debate as she and her fellow panelists discussed how companies should handle whistleblowers.
Date: 27 Mar 2012 | Source: Bloomberg
Security at U.S. college entrance examinations will be tightened this fall after widespread cheating was disclosed last year, testing officials and the Nassau County, New York, district attorney’s office said.
Date: 19 Jan 2012 | Source: Big Fat Finance Blog
I’ve been talking to risk management, compliance and internal auditing experts this month to get a feel for how they expect their realms to evolve during the next 12 to 18 months. I’ve heard some interesting ideas. I’ve also heard the same interesting idea repeated more than once; and, as the saying goes, “here’s how journalists (or bloggers) count to three: one, two, trend.”
Date: 24 Oct 2011 | Source: Washington Post
SAIC has hired the law firm Gibson Dunn to review its internal policies and practices and Guidepost Solutions to review its response to the controversy.
Date: 21 Oct 2011 | Source: Wall Street Journal
Some ex-prosecutors believe shareholders benefit from convicted executives’ harsh sentences. Lengthy sentences “act as a deterrent because people don’t want to face the possibility of going to jail,” said Bart Schwartz, a former criminal-division chief in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan who now chairs Guidepost Solutions, a corporate compliance, monitoring and investigations firm.
Date: 1 Apr 2011 | Source: WSJ.com Blogs - Corruption Currents
The legal and human resources departments of a company play an important role in compliance but may also represent an obstacle to learning from mistakes, according to Bart Schwartz, chairman of Guidepost Solutions, who has served as an ethics monitor at Hewlett-Packard Co. and BP PLC.
Date: 21 Dec 2010 | Source: New York Times Dealbook
...The government has chosen Bart M. Schwartz, a former federal prosecutor who is often sought out in such thorny situations. A few years ago, the Justice Department chose Mr. Schwartz to oversee compliance at BP as part of a deferred prosecution agreement related to charges that the company manipulated energy prices. He was also hired by Hewlett-Packard to review its investigative techniques after the tech company’s spying scandal.