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MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

2015

2015 Media Archive

Predictions for Cyber Security in 2016

December 29, 2015
eForensics Magazine
The year-end publication of eForensics Magazine features Ken Citarella’s predictions for cyber security in 2016.

How Paris will forever change event security

November 23, 2015
Sports Business Journal (Subscription)
Guidepost Solutions discusses event security in the wake of the Paris attacks.

In Europe and elsewhere, soccer games go on with reminders of Paris attacks

November 21, 2015
L.A. Times
Guidepost Solutions talks about stepped-up security procedures and canceling events due to security risks.

Bernie Madoff’s victims are about to receive some very good news

November 18, 2015
Business Insider
Chairman Bart M. Schwartz comments about the authorization by a U.S. bankruptcy judge to payout $1.42 billion to victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.  Mr. Schwartz serves as a receiver for two of the funds.

Madoff Investors to Get Over $1 Billion in Added Recoveries

November 18, 2015
Wall Street Journal
Chairman, Bart M. Schwartz, is quoted after Judge approves $1 billion-plus payout to victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.  Mr. Schwartz serves as a receiver of two funds funneled to Madoff.

White Paper: Reinventing the Due Diligence Process

November 03, 2015
Uncorrelated, LLC
Joseph Jaffe and Kenneth Citarella provide their expertise on traditional and cyber investigative strategies.

Feds Name Compliance Expert Bart Schwartz as GM’s Monitor

November 02, 2015
Corporate Counsel
General Motors Co. general counsel Craig Glidden has welcomed a new federal monitor (Guidepost Solutions Chairman, Bart M. Schwartz) to oversee the company’s compliance with its deferred prosecution agreement (DPA), while adding another new job responsibility to the GC office.

Bart Schwartz Will Oversee GM’s Safety Efforts

October 30, 2015
Legal Reader
“This is a good thing for GM”

Federal monitor for GM appointed in ignition switch settlement

October 29, 2015
Reuters
A former top prosecutor in New York City (Guidepost Solutions Chairman, Bart M. Schwartz) has been appointed as the federal monitor for General Motors Co following its agreement last month to pay $900 million to end a U.S. criminal probe over a lethal defect in its vehicle ignition switches.

Guidepost Solutions Grows Its Security & Technology Consulting Group

October 29, 2015
The SF Registry
Security and Technology Consulting team member David Rickerson is highlighted.

Former federal prosecutor to oversee GM conduct

October 29, 2015
The Detroit News
The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it has named a former federal prosecutor (Guidepost Solutions Chairman, Bart M. Schwartz) to oversee General Motors Co. for the next three years as part of a $900 million settlement of the criminal investigation into GM’s recall of defective ignition switches linked to at least 124 deaths.

People on the Move

October 29, 2015
L.A. Biz Journal
New Senior Project Manager, Gerald Buck is highlighted.

 

Ex-Federal Prosecutor Is Named to Monitor G.M.

October 29, 2015
The New York Times
Chairman Bart M. Schwartz, “has been appointed the federal monitor for General Motors after its agreement last month to pay $900 million to end a United States criminal investigation over a lethal defect in its vehicle ignition switches.”

 

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, October 29, 2015, Update – Appointment of GM Monitor

October 29, 2015
U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York
“On October 28, 2015, Bart M. Schwartz was approved to serve as the General Motors (“GM”) Monitor on behalf of the Department of Justice.”

 

People on the Move

October 28, 2015
San Francisco Business Times
Our new Western Region Senior Project Manager/Team Leader, David Rickerson, is featured.

 

E-Verify Scores High in User Satisfaction

October 26, 2015
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
CEO Julie Myers Wood quoted in SHRM article, “USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service) has made substantial improvements and enhancements to the program (E-Verify) to assist employers and prevent errors affecting authorized workers.”

 

Executive Moves

October 21, 2015
Crain’s New York
Cathal Walsh’s promotion to regional director is highlighted.

 

Start by understanding your data thoroughly

October 20, 2015
eForensics Magazine
Interview with Senior Managing Director, Kenneth Citarella includes Ken’s insights on industry events, trends and educating clients.

 

People on the Move

October 16, 2015
New York Business Journal
The New York Business Journal’s People on the Move column features our newly promoted regional director of Security and Technology Consulting, Cathal Walsh.

 

Guidepost Solutions Beefs Up its Capacity

October 07, 2015
Intelligence Online (subscription-based)
The firm has beefed up its capacity and has promoted Cathal Walsh.

 

In the Cybersecurity Wars, We are All Targets

September 21, 2015
Banking New York
Kenneth Citarella, share his insight on international cyber threats and what an organization needs to understand.

 

Protest exposes security concern for Sanders

August 14, 2015
USA Today
As a former Secret Service Agent, President of Investigations and Private Client Protection Andrew O’Connell shares his security concerns for Presidential candidates.

 

Look Who’s Talking: John Torres

July 07, 2015
Fox News
As the Former ICE Assistant Secretary, John Torres is interviewed on the immigration policy.

 

Why didn’t SF tell ICE about murder suspect?

July 06, 2015
CNN: The Lead
President of Guidepost Solutions Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions, John Torres (Former ICE Acting Director) interviews with CNN’s Jake Tapper on the San Francisco immigration sanctuary city policy.

 

San Francisco shooting puts scrutiny on big-city “˜sanctuary’policies

July 06, 2015
Christian Science Monitor
CEO Julie Myers Wood (former Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) provides insight on the problems that can develop when cities don’t collaborate with ICE.

 

What’s a ‘sanctuary city,’ and why should you care?

July 06, 2015
CNN
CEO Julie Myers Wood (former director of ICE) is interviewed by CNN Anchor, Michaela Pereira on the tragic shooting at the San Francisco Pier by an undocumented immigrant who was freed from jail and previous deported from the United States.

 

Pier shooting suspect had been released from S.F. Jail

July 04, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle
CEO Julie Myers Wood (former director of ICE) provides insight regarding the tragic shooting at San Francisco’s Pier 14 by an undocumented inmate …”public safety consequences are too important for ICE and state and local law enforcement not to work together on these very serious cases.”

 

Stadium Security: Keep the Eye on the Ball

July 01, 2015
A&S International
Guidepost Solutions provides expertise on incorporating different kinds of technology and devices when securing large sports events.

 

Internal Investigations – Perspectives, Immediate Steps, the Long Haul

July 01, 2015
Lexis Nexis Corporate Counsel Advisory
Tips on managing an internal investigation from Chairman Bart M. Schwartz are featured throughout this article.

 

New Details Emerge in D.C. Mansion Murder Case

June 23, 2015
CNN
As a former ICE Special Agent-In Charge, John P. Torres, shares his expertise and talks about the ICE system.

 

Jonathan Newcomb Recognition

June 12, 2015
New York Business Journal
News about Jonathan Newcomb’s promotion can be read in the New York Business Journal.

 

Kenneth Citarella Recognition

June 12, 2015
New York Business Journal
News about Kenneth C. Citarella’s promotion can be read in the New York Business Journal.

 

Picard Reclaims $35.4M From Merkin’s Madoff Feeder Funds

June 02, 2015
FINAlternatives
The trustee overseeing the complex Madoff bankruptcy case has inked a deal for $35.4 million to be paid to victims of the fraud from two funds once run by Wall Street hedge fund manager J. Ezra Merkin. Documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan last week show payments will be made by the Ariel Fund Ltd and Gabriel Capital LP, both feeder funds for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, through their receiver Bart Schwartz (Guidepost Solutions’ Chairman).

 

Madoff trustee to recoup $35.4 mln from Merkin funds

June 01, 2015
Reuters
The trustee seeking money for Bernard Madoff’s victims will receive $35.4 million in a settlement with two funds once run by Wall Street hedge fund manager J. Ezra Merkin. According to settlement papers filed late Friday with the U.S. bankruptcy court in Manhattan, the payment will be made by the Ariel Fund Ltd and Gabriel Capital LP feeder funds, through their receiver Bart Schwartz (Guidepost Solutions’ Chairman).

 

Madoff Trustee Reaches Recovery Agreement of $35 Million with Feeder Funds Ariel Fund Limited and Gabriel Capital, L.P.

June 01, 2015
Business Wire
Chairman Bart M. Schwartz, who serves as court-appointed Receiver for Ariel Fund and Gabriel Capital in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities (BLMIS), agrees to $35m settlement agreement which will immediately benefit the BLMIS Customer Fund

 

Immigration courts backlog worsens

May 15, 2015
Houston Chronicle (subscription-based)
CEO Julie Myers Wood quoted: “It’s very distressing. The problem just continues to get worse and while there’s so much funding placed towards different types of immigration enforcement, there’s not similar funding for the courts,” said Julie Myers Wood, a security consultant who headed ICE between 2006-2008. “You can’t have a secure border if you don’t have a functioning immigration court system.”

 

Corporate Monitorships Should be ‘Non-Political,” Panelists Says

May 14, 2015
Main Justice (subscription-based)
Chairman Bart M. Schwartz’s recent speaking appearance as a panelist at the New York City Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Institute is mentioned.

 

Courts Could Be A Step Forward in Immigration Debate

April 30, 2015
Houston Chronicle
The current deadlock on immigration reform should not stop Congress from acting on immigration issues when possible.  Read more of CEO’s Julie Myers Wood editorial.

 

Guidepost Solutions just keeps on hiring

March 25, 2015
Intelligence Online (subscription-based)
Since last May, the private investigation firm headed by Myers Woods has hired several former high level officials with expertise in compliance and anti-fraud for its Washington bureau.

 

Securing the Border: Assessing the Impact of Transnational Crime

March 24, 2015
U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
John Torres testified at a hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. The hearing focused on the transnational criminal and national security threats along the borders and their impacts on border communities and the nation at large.

 

Herbert Smith Freehills New York Office Hosts Cybersecurity Conference

March 06, 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills
Herbert Smith Freehills New York office hosted a conference “Cybersecurity: Tips for Crisis Prevention and Management.”  They were joined by senior executives from Guidepost Solutions.

 

Corporate Counsel from Major Companies Gather in Atlantic City April 20, 2015

January 29, 2015
PR Newswire
HB Litigation Conferences announced that “as many as 50 companies and 150 attendees will come together April 20, 2015, at the Northeast Corporate Counsel Forum, a legal education program on key issues facing legal departments and their law firm advisors…the faculty will feature in-house speakers from Guidepost Solutions…”

 

Climatec Completes Installation of a New Surveillance System at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Time for Super Bowl XLIX

January 26, 2015
Business Wire
“Climatec, LLC, a Phoenix-based building technology company… announced the completed installation of a new security solution at the University of Phoenix Stadium in preparation for the 2015 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLIX events.  Climatic worked closely with Guidepost Solutions…to successfully engineer and deploy a complete video solution.”

 

PRPLI Picks New Executive Board

January 19, 2015
Long Island Business News
Director of Marketing, Patricia Gambale, is mentioned in the Movers & Shakers column regarding her role as treasurer for the Public Relations Professionals of Long Island’s Board of Directors.

 

U.S. Sleeper Cells

January 12, 2015
CNN
In light of the terrorist attacks in Paris, CEO Julie Myers Wood talks with CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin about sleeper cells in the United States and the visa waiver program.

 

Police Athletic League Luncheon

January 05, 2015
Crain’s New York
CEO Julie Myers Wood is pictured with Fred Watts, Rikki Klieman and Linda L. Addison at the Police Athletic League’s 26th Annual Women of the Year Luncheon.

 

Predictions for Cyber Security in 2016

December 29, 2015
eForensics Magazine
The year-end publication of eForensics Magazine features Ken Citarella’s predictions for cyber security in 2016.

How Paris will forever change event security

November 23, 2015
Sports Business Journal (Subscription)
Guidepost Solutions discusses event security in the wake of the Paris attacks.

In Europe and elsewhere, soccer games go on with reminders of Paris attacks

November 21, 2015
L.A. Times
Guidepost Solutions talks about stepped-up security procedures and canceling events due to security risks.

Bernie Madoff’s victims are about to receive some very good news

November 18, 2015
Business Insider
Chairman Bart M. Schwartz comments about the authorization by a U.S. bankruptcy judge to payout $1.42 billion to victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.  Mr. Schwartz serves as a receiver for two of the funds.

Madoff Investors to Get Over $1 Billion in Added Recoveries

November 18, 2015
Wall Street Journal
Chairman, Bart M. Schwartz, is quoted after Judge approves $1 billion-plus payout to victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.  Mr. Schwartz serves as a receiver of two funds funneled to Madoff.

White Paper: Reinventing the Due Diligence Process

November 03, 2015
Uncorrelated, LLC
Joseph Jaffe and Kenneth Citarella provide their expertise on traditional and cyber investigative strategies.

Feds Name Compliance Expert Bart Schwartz as GM’s Monitor

November 02, 2015
Corporate Counsel
General Motors Co. general counsel Craig Glidden has welcomed a new federal monitor (Guidepost Solutions Chairman, Bart M. Schwartz) to oversee the company’s compliance with its deferred prosecution agreement (DPA), while adding another new job responsibility to the GC office.

Bart Schwartz Will Oversee GM’s Safety Efforts

October 30, 2015
Legal Reader
“This is a good thing for GM”

Federal monitor for GM appointed in ignition switch settlement

October 29, 2015
Reuters
A former top prosecutor in New York City (Guidepost Solutions Chairman, Bart M. Schwartz) has been appointed as the federal monitor for General Motors Co following its agreement last month to pay $900 million to end a U.S. criminal probe over a lethal defect in its vehicle ignition switches.

Guidepost Solutions Grows Its Security & Technology Consulting Group

October 29, 2015
The SF Registry
Security and Technology Consulting team member David Rickerson is highlighted.

Former federal prosecutor to oversee GM conduct

October 29, 2015
The Detroit News
The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it has named a former federal prosecutor (Guidepost Solutions Chairman, Bart M. Schwartz) to oversee General Motors Co. for the next three years as part of a $900 million settlement of the criminal investigation into GM’s recall of defective ignition switches linked to at least 124 deaths.

People on the Move

October 29, 2015
L.A. Biz Journal
New Senior Project Manager, Gerald Buck is highlighted.

 

Ex-Federal Prosecutor Is Named to Monitor G.M.

October 29, 2015
The New York Times
Chairman Bart M. Schwartz, “has been appointed the federal monitor for General Motors after its agreement last month to pay $900 million to end a United States criminal investigation over a lethal defect in its vehicle ignition switches.”

 

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, October 29, 2015, Update – Appointment of GM Monitor

October 29, 2015
U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York
“On October 28, 2015, Bart M. Schwartz was approved to serve as the General Motors (“GM”) Monitor on behalf of the Department of Justice.”

 

People on the Move

October 28, 2015
San Francisco Business Times
Our new Western Region Senior Project Manager/Team Leader, David Rickerson, is featured.

 

E-Verify Scores High in User Satisfaction

October 26, 2015
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
CEO Julie Myers Wood quoted in SHRM article, “USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service) has made substantial improvements and enhancements to the program (E-Verify) to assist employers and prevent errors affecting authorized workers.”

 

Executive Moves

October 21, 2015
Crain’s New York
Cathal Walsh’s promotion to regional director is highlighted.

 

Start by understanding your data thoroughly

October 20, 2015
eForensics Magazine
Interview with Senior Managing Director, Kenneth Citarella includes Ken’s insights on industry events, trends and educating clients.

 

People on the Move

October 16, 2015
New York Business Journal
The New York Business Journal’s People on the Move column features our newly promoted regional director of Security and Technology Consulting, Cathal Walsh.

 

Guidepost Solutions Beefs Up its Capacity

October 07, 2015
Intelligence Online (subscription-based)
The firm has beefed up its capacity and has promoted Cathal Walsh.

 

In the Cybersecurity Wars, We are All Targets

September 21, 2015
Banking New York
Kenneth Citarella, share his insight on international cyber threats and what an organization needs to understand.

 

Protest exposes security concern for Sanders

August 14, 2015
USA Today
As a former Secret Service Agent, President of Investigations and Private Client Protection Andrew O’Connell shares his security concerns for Presidential candidates.

 

Look Who’s Talking: John Torres

July 07, 2015
Fox News
As the Former ICE Assistant Secretary, John Torres is interviewed on the immigration policy.

 

Why didn’t SF tell ICE about murder suspect?

July 06, 2015
CNN: The Lead
President of Guidepost Solutions Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions, John Torres (Former ICE Acting Director) interviews with CNN’s Jake Tapper on the San Francisco immigration sanctuary city policy.

 

San Francisco shooting puts scrutiny on big-city “˜sanctuary’policies

July 06, 2015
Christian Science Monitor
CEO Julie Myers Wood (former Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) provides insight on the problems that can develop when cities don’t collaborate with ICE.

 

What’s a ‘sanctuary city,’ and why should you care?

July 06, 2015
CNN
CEO Julie Myers Wood (former director of ICE) is interviewed by CNN Anchor, Michaela Pereira on the tragic shooting at the San Francisco Pier by an undocumented immigrant who was freed from jail and previous deported from the United States.

 

Pier shooting suspect had been released from S.F. Jail

July 04, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle
CEO Julie Myers Wood (former director of ICE) provides insight regarding the tragic shooting at San Francisco’s Pier 14 by an undocumented inmate …”public safety consequences are too important for ICE and state and local law enforcement not to work together on these very serious cases.”

 

Stadium Security: Keep the Eye on the Ball

July 01, 2015
A&S International
Guidepost Solutions provides expertise on incorporating different kinds of technology and devices when securing large sports events.

 

Internal Investigations – Perspectives, Immediate Steps, the Long Haul

July 01, 2015
Lexis Nexis Corporate Counsel Advisory
Tips on managing an internal investigation from Chairman Bart M. Schwartz are featured throughout this article.

 

New Details Emerge in D.C. Mansion Murder Case

June 23, 2015
CNN
As a former ICE Special Agent-In Charge, John P. Torres, shares his expertise and talks about the ICE system.

 

Jonathan Newcomb Recognition

June 12, 2015
New York Business Journal
News about Jonathan Newcomb’s promotion can be read in the New York Business Journal.

 

Kenneth Citarella Recognition

June 12, 2015
New York Business Journal
News about Kenneth C. Citarella’s promotion can be read in the New York Business Journal.

 

Picard Reclaims $35.4M From Merkin’s Madoff Feeder Funds

June 02, 2015
FINAlternatives
The trustee overseeing the complex Madoff bankruptcy case has inked a deal for $35.4 million to be paid to victims of the fraud from two funds once run by Wall Street hedge fund manager J. Ezra Merkin. Documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan last week show payments will be made by the Ariel Fund Ltd and Gabriel Capital LP, both feeder funds for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, through their receiver Bart Schwartz (Guidepost Solutions’ Chairman).

 

Madoff trustee to recoup $35.4 mln from Merkin funds

June 01, 2015
Reuters
The trustee seeking money for Bernard Madoff’s victims will receive $35.4 million in a settlement with two funds once run by Wall Street hedge fund manager J. Ezra Merkin. According to settlement papers filed late Friday with the U.S. bankruptcy court in Manhattan, the payment will be made by the Ariel Fund Ltd and Gabriel Capital LP feeder funds, through their receiver Bart Schwartz (Guidepost Solutions’ Chairman).

 

Madoff Trustee Reaches Recovery Agreement of $35 Million with Feeder Funds Ariel Fund Limited and Gabriel Capital, L.P.

June 01, 2015
Business Wire
Chairman Bart M. Schwartz, who serves as court-appointed Receiver for Ariel Fund and Gabriel Capital in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities (BLMIS), agrees to $35m settlement agreement which will immediately benefit the BLMIS Customer Fund

 

Immigration courts backlog worsens

May 15, 2015
Houston Chronicle (subscription-based)
CEO Julie Myers Wood quoted: “It’s very distressing. The problem just continues to get worse and while there’s so much funding placed towards different types of immigration enforcement, there’s not similar funding for the courts,” said Julie Myers Wood, a security consultant who headed ICE between 2006-2008. “You can’t have a secure border if you don’t have a functioning immigration court system.”

 

Corporate Monitorships Should be ‘Non-Political,” Panelists Says

May 14, 2015
Main Justice (subscription-based)
Chairman Bart M. Schwartz’s recent speaking appearance as a panelist at the New York City Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Institute is mentioned.

 

Courts Could Be A Step Forward in Immigration Debate

April 30, 2015
Houston Chronicle
The current deadlock on immigration reform should not stop Congress from acting on immigration issues when possible.  Read more of CEO’s Julie Myers Wood editorial.

 

Guidepost Solutions just keeps on hiring

March 25, 2015
Intelligence Online (subscription-based)
Since last May, the private investigation firm headed by Myers Woods has hired several former high level officials with expertise in compliance and anti-fraud for its Washington bureau.

 

Securing the Border: Assessing the Impact of Transnational Crime

March 24, 2015
U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
John Torres testified at a hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. The hearing focused on the transnational criminal and national security threats along the borders and their impacts on border communities and the nation at large.

 

Herbert Smith Freehills New York Office Hosts Cybersecurity Conference

March 06, 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills
Herbert Smith Freehills New York office hosted a conference “Cybersecurity: Tips for Crisis Prevention and Management.”  They were joined by senior executives from Guidepost Solutions.

 

Corporate Counsel from Major Companies Gather in Atlantic City April 20, 2015

January 29, 2015
PR Newswire
HB Litigation Conferences announced that “as many as 50 companies and 150 attendees will come together April 20, 2015, at the Northeast Corporate Counsel Forum, a legal education program on key issues facing legal departments and their law firm advisors…the faculty will feature in-house speakers from Guidepost Solutions…”

 

Climatec Completes Installation of a New Surveillance System at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Time for Super Bowl XLIX

January 26, 2015
Business Wire
“Climatec, LLC, a Phoenix-based building technology company… announced the completed installation of a new security solution at the University of Phoenix Stadium in preparation for the 2015 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLIX events.  Climatic worked closely with Guidepost Solutions…to successfully engineer and deploy a complete video solution.”

 

PRPLI Picks New Executive Board

January 19, 2015
Long Island Business News
Director of Marketing, Patricia Gambale, is mentioned in the Movers & Shakers column regarding her role as treasurer for the Public Relations Professionals of Long Island’s Board of Directors.

 

U.S. Sleeper Cells

January 12, 2015
CNN
In light of the terrorist attacks in Paris, CEO Julie Myers Wood talks with CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin about sleeper cells in the United States and the visa waiver program.

 

Police Athletic League Luncheon

January 05, 2015
Crain’s New York
CEO Julie Myers Wood is pictured with Fred Watts, Rikki Klieman and Linda L. Addison at the Police Athletic League’s 26th Annual Women of the Year Luncheon.

 

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