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MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

2019

MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

Top Lesson for General Counsel From Cambridge Analytica Data Case: Tell the Truth

December 12, 2019
Law.com

Julie Myers Wood explains how general counsel need to continue monitor and updatec ompliance certifications, such as for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, because they usually have ongoing monitoring requirements.

NYC Housing Authority releases its much anticipated heating action plan

December 5, 2019
New York Daily News

The New York City Housing Authority released its much-anticipated heating action plan Thursday after two months of delays and much official hand-wringing. The plan, which is required under a monitoring agreement with the federal government, will be distributed to heating plant technicians and other workers this month. The required release date of the plan was Oct. 1.

One-on-one with the NYCHA federal monitor

December 4, 2019
Pix11

Bart Schwartz talks about his position to monitor the New York City Housing Authority and help fix the troubled agency. In 10 months, his team has visited all 320 NYCHA developments and met 190 tenant presidents. He has filed two reports concerning NYCHA and has helped spend $450 million in state funds, replacing 165 elevators and 108 boilers.

Car Dealership Cyber Attacks Can Cost Money, Hurt Reputations

December 3, 2019
Wards Auto

Christopher Arkin provides steps dealerships can take to combat cyber attacks involving malware, social engineering, or other schemes.

Existing regulation ‘can not be superimposed’ on crypto start-ups

November 26, 2019
Coin Rivet

Julie Myers Wood explains why cryptocurrency companies must prepare for a new era of regulation.

Seeking the Connections Between Multiple Modes of Russian Cyberattack on the United States

November 26, 2019
Journal of Cyber Policy

Stephanie Douglas gives her perspective on whether the Russian cyberattacks, ransomware attacks and disinformation campaign are simply random events, or, are they part of Russia’s long-running, coordinated campaign aimed at destabilizing the political structure of the United States?

NYCHA fakers and deceivers, beware: federal monitor empowers authority to make criminal referrals over shoddy inspections

November 19, 2019
New York Daily News

As the federal monitor overseeing NYCHA, Bart M. Schwartz released an action plan to end deceptive inspection practices through retraining workers and educating them on how to identify and report problems, as well as the legal implications of not following the new strictures.

Inside City Hall with Bart Schwartz

November 20, 2019
NY1

Bart M. Schwartz joined anchor Errol Louis of NY1’s Inside City Hall last week to discuss the NYCHA action plan and setting progress milestones.

Julie Myers Wood on Ethics Issues in Internal Investigations [Podcast]

November 19, 2019
SCCE: The Compliance and Ethics Blog

Internal investigations are fraught with complexities, and while it is easy to focus on the practical complications, it’s also important to be aware of the ethical ones. CEO Julie Myers Wood discusses the importance of ensuring a fair process, expectations around confidentiality, written policies and procedures, etc.

164th CityLaw Breakfast with Bart Schwartz, NYCHA Federal Monitor

November 17, 2019
citylandnyc.org

Last week Bart M. Schwartz spoke about the importance of the various types of monitorships. He also spoke more specifically about his role as the federal monitor for NYCHA. He noted that the NYCHA monitorship is unlike many others because of its size and the requirement to make public disclosures.

Declassified: Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer, known as the Merchant of Death

November 10, 2019
CNN

In Season 3 of Declassified on CNN, Lou Milione talks about an investigation he was involved in some years ago. The episode focuses on Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer, known as the Merchant of Death.

In A World of External Threats, How Are Businesses Putting Themselves In Jeopardy?

November 9, 2019
Cyber Defense Magazine

Even if an organization is compliant with the most stringent regulations, it can still put itself at risk by its own business decisions.

‘Shoddy Work By No-Bid Contractors Now A Target For NYCHA’S Federal Monitor

November 5, 2019
The City

Chairman Bart M. Schwartz points out critical contracting issues in his second quarterly report as NYCHA’s Federal Monitor.

Federal monitor says NYCHA not doing enough to remove mold and lead 

November 1, 2019
ABC7

As the Federal Monitor overseeing NYCHA’s settlement with HUD and the City, Chairman Bart M. Schwartz released his second quarterly report which highlights the continuing issues with mold and lead.

Crypto Exchanges In The Crosshairs Of Compliance Regulators

October 28, 2019
Forbes

Cryptocurrency exchanges are the newest target of regulators. In her latest article for Forbes, Julie Myers Wood discusses the need to focus on compliance and the opportunities to use technology to do so.

Assessing The Risk Of Violence And Designing Workable Solutions

October 17, 2019
securityinformed.com

In this Q+A, John Torres talks about protecting shared spaces such as offices and schools, and the positive impact of security assessments, improved communications, and the enforcement of policies and procedures in maintaining safe and secure environments for students, employees and the community.

Federal monitor asks about NYCHA lighting in response to ‘7 On Your Side’ investigation

October 8, 2019
ABC7

As the Federal Monitor brought in to oversee mandatory reforms at the New York City Housing Authority, Bart M. Schwartz addresses concerns about the wait times for non-emergency repairs on NYCHA properties and the lack of exterior lighting.

House of Worship Security Funding Extends Beyond Grants

October 1, 2019
ASIS

John Torres offers that houses of worship can improve their chances of receiving grant money by performing security assessments ahead of writing their grant application.

The Opioid Onslaught: Indictments, Civil Suits Strike Fear in Hearts of General Counsel at Opioid Companies

September 30, 2019
Law.com

CEO Julie Myers Wood provides her perspective on what general counsels should consider given government’s heightened scrutiny of drug companies.

Do Employers Face Consequences for Hiring Unauthorized Workers?

September 24, 2019
SHRM

Julie Myers Wood spoke with SHRM about issues surrounding worksite immigration enforcement.

Cryptocurrencies may offer Iran a way to perfect the ‘art of evading international sanctions’

September 18, 2019
AMBCrypto

CEO Julie Myers Wood provides perspective to why Iran is now turning to cryptocurrencies, with some caveats, as a result of U.S. sanctions.

Establishing A Global Culture Of Compliance

September 17, 2019
Forbes

As a Forbes contributor, CEO Julie Myers Wood discusses how many corporate leaders view their compliance organization as a separate business function rather than central to their company’s mission. However, the spate of well-publicized instances of corporate wrongdoing make clear that ethical considerations must underpin every decision that a multinational makes, regardless of its size or industry.

(Some) reason for hope on NYCHA

September 12, 2019
New York Post

As the Federal Monitor overseeing the New York City Housing Authority, Chairman Bart Schwartz discusses how NYCHA’s culture must change from “management by crisis” to a “culture of long-term planning, transparency and accountability.”

Stemming the Cannabis Black Market

September 12, 2019
Cannabis Industry Journal

Matthew Zandi shares his thoughts on illegal cannabis cultivation and the impact on the public, legal operations, and investors.

Survey Spotlights Ethics Among Oil and Gas Firms

September 12, 2019
RIGZONE

Julie Myers Wood gives her perspective on state-owned firms’ compliance practices within the oil and gas industry.

Teaming with anti-fraud pros of many stripes

September/October
Fraud Magazine (subscription-based)

Fraud Magazine recently spoke with veteran ethics and compliance specialists Jonathan E. Turner, CFE, and Julie Myers Wood, J.D., plus white-collar-crime trial attorney John F. Lauro, J.D., about how fraud fighters in their respective professions can pool their skills and resources to proficiently investigate and help prevent executive misconduct.

How Directors Are Dealing With Gun Violence

September 3, 2019
Agenda (subscription-based)

John Torres gives his perspective on the trend of C-suite executives actively looking to enhance broader corporate security practices.

Compliance Monitor May Help With CFIUS Approval

September 3, 2019
Law360

Senior Managing Director J. Keith Ausbrook writes about how companies entering the CFIUS process should do so fully prepared to meet multiple challenges.

DFS Enforcement To Increase Focus on Consumer Protection: ‘Where CFPB Steps Down, DFS Has To Step Up’

September 3, 2019
New York Law Journal

President of Financial & Regulatory Compliance Services Matthew L. Levine, formerly executive deputy superintendent for enforcement at the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) and a federal prosecutor, authors a review of the central mechanisms available to Superintendent Lacewell to use DFS’ broad powers of supervision and enforcement to execute on her policy objective.

The Importance of Safety Locks for K–12 Schools

September 1, 2019
School Planning & Management

Nick Heywood, PMP offers his thoughts on measures that can be taken to ensure students, teachers and staff are better protected from potential harm during a threat.

Top Enforcement Officials From New York State Department of Financial Services Join Guidepost Solutions

August 23, 2019
Legal Reader

News about Megan Millard and Matthew Levine joining Guidepost Solutions.

Openpath Solves A Massive Security Problem Facing Businesses: Tailgating

August 22, 2019
PR Newswire

Tailgating occurs when a door is left open long enough for an unauthorized person to enter a property behind an authorized entrant. Edward Batchelor, PSP confirms that tailgating prevention has risen to a top three physical security priority for many of the Fortune 1000.

How to protect the faithful in today’s houses of worship

August 21, 2019
Security InfoWatch

James T. Hayes, Jr. authored this insightful piece on how congregational leaders need to take these critical steps toward increasing security immediately to enhance safety and security.

Responding to Homecoming Safety Issues with Alternative Data

August 21, 2019
Campus Safety Magazine

Nick Heywood discusses security planning for large campus events.

Preparing For The New World Of Crypto Compliance

August 19, 2019

CEO Julie Myers Wood’s article discussing the evolving compliance challenges with cryptocurrency was published in both Forbes and In Homeland Security.

Demand up for active shooter training after El Paso and Dayton attacks

August 16, 2019
The Washington Examiner

Jim Hayes provides his insight on the uptick for active shooter training.

Mississippi Plants Knowingly Hired Undocumented Workers, ICE Says

August 15, 2019
The New York Times

CEO Julie Myers Wood talks about the difficulty to prosecute companies for hiring undocumented workers.

Fox & Friends Coverage of Recent Attack on ICE Facility

August 15, 2019
Fox & Friends Fox News

John Torres joins Fox & Friends to discusses the current challenges faced by ICE agents to do their job under this and previous political administrations.

Dallas PD Headquarters Redesigned for Ultimate Security

August 9, 2019
Campus Safety Magazine

Guidepost Solutions provided security and safety solutions to the new Dallas Police Department headquarters and several patrol stations following an active shooter incident.

HUD Secretary’s Surprise Visit to NYCHA Housing

Bart M. Schwartz accompanied HUD Secretary Ben Carson during a surprise visit to a NYCHA development in Queens.

PIX 11, August 9, 2019
NY1, August 10, 2019

Spokesperson for NYCHA’s federal monitor reaches out following Eyewitness News investigation

August 7, 2019
WABC 7 Eyewitness News

A spokesperson for Bart M. Schwartz who is currently serving as the federal monitor to oversee the New York City Housing Authority’s settlement to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing, indicates his commitment to resolving deficiencies across all NYCHA properties.

Ayudamos a las empresas a identificar sus enemigos reales

August 7, 2019
Portafolio

A wonderful profile of our colleagues Andres Otero and Yohir Akerman and their work in Latin America.

Highlights of the Genetec Press Tour: Chinese Bots, the Sewers of Paris & the Future of the Security Industry

August 6, 2019
SDM Magazine

Senior Security Consultant, Tim Sutton, CPP, CHPA, discusses the unique security needs and concerns of the cannabis industry, particularly in the United States where cannabis is legal in certain states, but not federally.

11 People on the Move

August 6, 2019
Risk & Insurance

Megan Prendergast Millard and Matthew L. Levine Bring Their Expertise to Guidepost Solutions.

Using Social Media to Prevent Mass Shootings Faces Challenges

August 6, 2019
The Wall Street Journal

James Hayes, Jr. spoke with the The Wall Street Journal about the call for law enforcement and social media companies to develop technology to prevent mass shootings. “It’s a lot easier said than done,” said James Hayes, a vice president at security consulting firm Guidepost Solutions who earlier worked as a special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations’ New York field office. Still, law-enforcement agencies know that social-media monitoring is essential, he said: “The reality is that it’s going to be a significant challenge to be quick enough to identify a specific location and take action to prevent it, but you absolutely have to do everything you can to detect that.”

Security From the Lobby to the Ledge

August 2019
Security Management

Learn more about our work at the infamous Willis Tower in Chicago.

How Exchanges Can Pivot Your Strategies

Global Security Exchange

In case you missed it, Jonathon Harris, PSP, CPP was featured in GSX Digest in a story about how a learning exercise on a security incident led to changes to a business continuity and emergency response plan on which he was working.

New NYCHA Monitor Details In Exclusive Interview With CBS2 Just How Antiquated Struggling Agency Is

July 29, 2019
WCBS-New York

Chairman, Bart M. Schwartz, sits down with WCBS New York reporter to discuss the New York City Housing Authority and his focus as the federal monitor on moving forward.

Bart Schwartz-The 1st Quarter Report Federal Monitor NYCHA housing.

July 29, 2019
CatsRoundtable

Chairman, Bart M. Schwartz spoke with John Catsimatidis of CatsRoundtable this weekend regarding the New York City Housing Authority monitorship.

As pot stock grows, so do security concerns

July 26, 2019
Security Infowatch.com

As legalization spreads, how to secure the cannabis industry looms as a sticking point for security providers. Tim Sutton provides his perspective.

RANE Expert Matthew Levine on FinCEN’s Updated Advisory on Email Compromise Fraud

July 25, 2019
RANE Network, Financial Crime Digest

Matthew Levine, who leads the Financial & Regulatory Compliance Services Practice at Guidepost Solutions, gives his thoughts about the recent Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) updated advisory on Email Compromise Fraud Schemes.

Two Ex-Top NY State Financial Enforcement Officials Depart for Security and Compliance Firm

July 25, 2019
Law.com

Continued coverage of new hires, Matthew L. Levine and Megan Prendergast Millard.

NY Regulator’s Top Enforcement Attorneys Join Compliance Firm

July 23, 2019
Law360 (subscription)

Coverage of the new hires to Guidepost Solutions, Matthew L. Levine appointed president of financial and regulatory compliance services and Megan Prendergast Millard named senior managing director of the same subject area.

Genetec State of the Company 

July 22, 2019
Security World

Tim Sutton is highlighted during a Cannabis panel during the Genetec GPS 2019 conference.

Federal Monitor Bart M. Schwartz Issues First NYCHA Report

As the Federal Monitor overseeing the New York City Housing Authority’s settlement with HUD and the City of New York, Bart M. Schwartz issues first report.

4NBC New York
New York Daily News
The New York Times
Daily News
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal

Corporate Compliance Through The Lens Of California Privacy Law

July 19, 2019
Law360 (subscription)

Senior Managing Director Stephanie Douglas joined Robb Adkins and Shawn Obi of Winston & Strawn LLP on this comprehensive look at the California Consumer Privacy Act and what it will take for businesses to comply.

The article is available in full to subscribers of Law360.

Nationwide Raids

July 11, 2019
CNN

James Hayes, Jr. joined Brook Baldwin of CNN to discuss the ICE raids.

Security Top of Mind for Dallas PD Headquarters Redesign

July 10, 2019
Security Sales & Integration

Guidepost Solutions provided security solutions and plan for the redesign of the new Dallas Police Department headquarters.

Preventing and repairing security breaches

July 8, 2019
Cyber Work

Listen to John Torres discuss data security breaches, protecting organizations from online and physical threats, and career paths for those looking to pursue a career in cyber security with Cyber Work host Chris Sienko.

How Retailers Can Ensure Their Stores Are Safe and Secure

July 1, 2019
Total Retail

Read John V Philippi CPP, PSP, MBA’s article about the number of threats retailers face based on their geographic location.

How Exchanges Can Pivot Your Strategies

June 2019
Security Management

Jonathon Harris, PSP, CPP was featured in GSX Digest in a story about how a learning exercise on a security incident led to changes to a business continuity and emergency response plan on which he was working.

HA’s Federal Monitor Chides City of Fix-Up

June 10, 2019
The Chief

As the Federal Monitor overseeing the New York City Housing Authority’s settlement between HUD and the City of New York, Bart M. Schwartz provides his feedback about the testing performed by NYCHA for lead paint in a letter to NYCHA’s interim chair.

What (not) to do when your cryptocurrency is stolen?

June 8, 2019
Cryptopolitan

CEO Julie Myers Wood comments on the security of cryptocurrency and the issue with Coinomi.

Mueller Report Hearings

June 2019

Stephanie Douglas testified during the Mueller report hearings. News coverage about her testimony was covered in several media outlets.

NBC News
Just Security
Washington Post
CBS News
Time
The Hill
NBC News
Law 360
The New York Times
Lost Angeles Times

The Case For Inviting Compliance Executives Into The C-Suite

May 29, 2019
Forbes

CEO Julie Myers Wood gives proven tips for creating a compliance program that C-Suite executives will find to be a critical part of an organization’s overall success.

When to Appoint a Monitor

May 24, 2019
GIR – Global Investigations Review

Chairman Bart M. Schwartz provides his perspective of when to appoint a monitor in this extract from the first edition of The Guide to Monitorships. The whole publication is available here.

Federal monitor urges patience on NYCHA troubles

May 14, 2019
PIX 11

As the federal Monitor overseeing the poor housing conditions endured by residents of the New York City Housing Authority, Chairman Bart M. Schwartz addresses residents and other stakeholders at the first Community Advisory Committee meeting in Brooklyn.

The 2019 Law Power 50 continued: 6-50

May 13, 2019
City & State

City & State names Guidepost Solutions Chairman Bart M. Schwartz to Inaugural Law Power 50 List as a major outside influencer on New York government affairs, based on his long and distinguished legal career.

US FinTech FinCrime Exchange expands to West Coast

May 13, 2019
Consulting.us

The Guidepost Solutions subsidiary, FINTRAIL Solutions, a financial crime consultancy, has announced the launch of FinTech FinCrime (FFE) West Coast.

Rochester Drug Cooperative bolsters safeguards, hires two heavy hitter compliance experts

May 7, 2019
Democrat & Chronicle

The Board of Directors of the Rochester Drug Co-Operative, Inc. hires prominent compliance experts to serve as members of its newly formed Controlled Substances Compliance Committee. Senior Managing Director of Guidepost Solutions, Louis Milione was appointed as a subject matter expert. Mr. Milione is the former leader of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s diversion control operations.

Government Technology & Services Coalition Welcomes Strategic Advisors from DHS-HQ, USCG, TSA, ICE, USCIS, & FEMA

May 2, 2019
Government Technology & Services Coalition

Managing Director, Federal Practice, Bill Weinberg was appointed by the Government Technology & Services Coalition, the premier organization for companies serving the homeland security mission, to their prestigious Board of Strategic Advisors.

Stuyvesant Alumnus Interview – Bart Schwartz ’64

May 2019
Stuyvesant News

As a member of the Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association Board of Directors, Chairman Bart M. Schwartz reflects on his commitment to stay involved with the school and the impact it has had on his life.

Google’s $57 million fine is a reckoning for global behemoths

May 2019
CEP Magazine

CEO Julie Myers Wood and Chief Privacy Officer Kenneth Citarella discuss why the recent Google GDPR fine is a wake-up call for corporations that track and use consumer data.

Lessons From Celadon Deferred Prosecution Agreement: Upgrade Leadership, Follow Compliance Road Map

April 26, 2019
Corporate Counsel

Cooperating with investigators during a federal investigation can be a key indicator in the eyes of the regulators on how a company handles misconduct. CEO Julie Myers Wood shares her insight.

Security Master Planning in the Cannabis Industry – Part 3: The Security Management Plan

April 25, 2019
Cannabis Business Executive

Tim Sutton CPP®, CHPA® shares his industry expertise including the ‘NEED TO KNOWS’ of security master planning in this emerging and complex industry. This is Part 3 in a series of four.

The Cannabis Industry Moves Closer to SAFE Banking

April 24, 2019
Cannabis Business Executive

Senior Managing Director, Matthew Zandi brings readers up to speed on legislation intended to increase the cannabis industry’s access to banking in his article.

Can companies protect workers, protect themselves and avoid creating a hostile work environment for whistleblowers?

April 23, 2019
The National Whistleblower Legal Defense & Education Fund

The media’s Whistleblower Protection Blog published an article referencing Julie Myers Wood’s latest Forbes blog.

Guidepost Solutions Brings In 3 Ex-Prosecutors to Monitor Changes at NYC Housing Authority

April 23, 2019
Corporate Counsel

Daniel Brownell and Dennis Walsh join the consulting company as senior managing directors and Elan Parra as managing director to work on the monitoring team ensuring that the New York City Housing Authority satisfies conditions of an agreement it made with the attorney general for the Southern District of New York to correct poor housing conditions.

Tell Me Some More Bad News: Encouraging The Internal Reporting Of Compliance Failures

April 22, 2019
Forbes

In her latest article for Forbes, CEO Julie Myers Wood talks about whistleblowers and the importance of creating a safe environment in which employees understand their role in escalating concerns, are well-informed about the reporting process, and are secure in the knowledge that their report is welcomed, without fear of retaliation.

Unclear Why Mueller Didn’t Question Trump: Myers Wood

April 22, 2019
Bloomberg Radio

Listen to CEO Julie Myers Wood discuss takeaways and unanswered questions from the Mueller report with the hosts of Bloomberg Markets.

It’s Not All About Trump. The Mueller Report has a Message for You, Too

April 19, 2019
Time.com

As an outside contributor to Time.com, CEO Julie Myers Wood focuses on why the public is responsible for protecting our electoral process.

Trump saved by own officials over obstruction question

April 19, 2019
Financial Times

CEO Julie Myers Wood comments on the latest Financial Times article about the Mueller report.

What’s Redacted In The Mueller Report & Why It’s So Controversial, Explained By Experts

April 16, 2019
Bustle.com        

CEO Julie Myers Wood agrees that disputes will ensue regarding the proper handling of redactions from the Mueller report.

The Insider’s Guide to the Mueller Report

April 15, 2019
Politico

Our CEO Julie Myers Wood speaks from experience when she said, “The obstruction section and Mueller’s decision not to decide on obstruction are the areas I’m most interested in reading first. Knowing the Mueller team, the summaries are likely excellent, but I want to digest the specific facts myself.”

Standard Chartered Bank Hit With $1B in Penalties, Two-Year Extension of DOJ Scrutiny

April 9, 2019
Corporate Counsel

CEO Julie Myers Wood, in her comments said these latest fines and settlements are the result of a relentless focus on prosecuting sanctions violations—not only by the federal government, but also by New York authorities.

New Fraud Is Just Old Fraud, But Faster

April 9, 2019
BankInfo Security

“Technology is making fraud faster to commit, but key methods remain unchanged,” says Kenneth Citarella during an interview on fraud prevention strategies.

Swedbank’s Crisis Management Questioned in Walk-Up to Money-Laundering Investigation

April 3, 2019
Wall Street Journal

In her comments, CEO Julie Myers Wood stressed the importance of full transparency in responding to a crisis.

NYCHA’s Transformation and Privatization is Underway; Anxious UWS Residents Fill Meeting Rooms

April 2, 2019
West Side Rag

Chairman Bart M. Schwartz addresses residents at the Douglass Houses, one of the many housing units Schwartz will oversee as the federal monitor to ensure the New York City Housing Authority satisfies the conditions of an agreement to correct chronically poor housing conditions endured by its residents.

Bill looks to end standoff over banking with cannabis businesses

April 2, 2019
LA Daily Journal

Senior Managing Director Matthew Zandi writes about the issues facing the thriving cannabis industry and their complicated relationship with banks.

Forging an ethical corporate culture: Bring compliance and legal to the table

April 2, 2019
CEP Magazine, a publication of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)

Ensuring that the legal and compliance teams work closely together creates an alignment resulting in a wide series of benefits for organizations. Although the focus of each team is different, their goals are the same. Read more from Chairman Bart M. Schwartz.

La firma que busca impactar contratos irregulares en el país

April 1, 2019
El Tiempo

An interview with our new senior managing director Andrés Otero highlighting our new acquisition of Custom Information Services and our vision of our company expanding its footprint into Latin America.

Devise A Comprehensive Policy for IoT in the Workplace

April 2019
CyberInsecurityNews.com

Asha Muldro writes about the need to have in place a comprehensive policy to mitigate the risks of the “Internet of Things.”

Iran Continues to Embrace Crypto Amidst US Sanctions

March 29, 2019
Coin News Asia

Although 50 blockchain-related initiatives are alledgedly operating in Iran, CEO Julie Myers Wood comments on how “utilizing crypto as a strategy for installment inside the nation was still restricted.”

Missing money, lax oversight in Bridgeport scrap-for-cash scandal

March 28, 2019
CT Post

Guidepost Solutions has been hired to review the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut procurement procedures.

SIA to recognize Axis and others at ISC West

March 27, 2019
Security Systems News

SIA has selected Chris Grniet, CPP, as the recipient of the 2018 SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award for his excellence in leading SIA committees and advancing member objectives.

Solano County to keep precinct polling places in 2020

March 26, 2019
Daily Republic

Solano County, California approves an agreement to hire Guidepost Solutions as the security design consultant for the Main Jail Security Upgrade Project.

Could Mueller Report Swing The Pendulum On Independent Counsel?

March 26, 2019
Law360

Has the role of Special Counsel changed over the past two decades? CEO Julie Myers Wood comments on how much autonomy they should have.

Are you surprised by the Mueller report? We ask 3 legal experts.

March 26, 2019
Politico

As an associate independent counsel who worked on both the Whitewater and Lewinsky investigations, and a writer of the Starr report submitted to Congress,  CEO Julie Myers Wood joined former investigators who worked on the biggest cases since Watergate to put the Mueller probe in historical context during a Reddit AMA chat.

Europe and Iran’s tense ‘crypto’ trade pact

March 25, 2019
Asia Times

Can Iran avoid US sanctions through INSTEX? It can “accelerate a broader acceptance of crypto,” according to CEO Julie Myers Wood.

We are a senior Mueller reporter and former federal investigators who worked on some of the biggest cases since Watergate. Ask us anything.

March 25, 2019
Reddit AMA

CEO Julie Myers Wood participated in an “Ask Me Anything” round-up chat with others who have worked under previous special counsel. Their experiences give them a unique perspective on what Robert Mueller just completed.

The good, the bad and Iran’s love of Bitcoin

March 19, 2019
Asia Times

Do conditions in Iran lend themselves to making Iranians more eager to embrace crypto as a store of value? CEO Julie Myers Wood comments on how crypto is still prohibited.

Integrator Education at ISC West 2019

March 15, 2019
Security Info Watch

Members of the Guidepost Solutions team will be amongst the presenters at the 2019 ISC West conference.

SIA names Chris Grniet as Committee Chair of the Year for 2018

March 11, 2019
Security Info Watch

Regional Vice President Chris Grniet has been named Committee Chair of the Year by the Security Industry Association.

The multinational Guidepost Solutions acquired CIS to grow in the region

March 8, 2019
La República

The article highlights how the acquisition of Custom Information Services will strengthen Guidepost Solutions presence in Latin America

NYCHA Begins Replacing Ancient Boilers, Righting Wrongs Caused By Many Years Of Neglect

March 7, 2019
CBS

Guidepost Solutions Chairman Bart M. Schwartz to serve as the federal monitor to ensure the New York City Housing Authority satisfies the conditions of a recently announced agreement to correct chronically poor housing conditions endured by its residents.

New NYCHA monitor on the job; plans to meet with tenants about poor housing conditions

March 1, 2019
Daily News

Guidepost Solutions Chairman Bart M. Schwartz to serve as the federal monitor.

Black Rock road work stalls in wake of FBI probe

March 1, 2019
The Hour

Guidepost Solutions is mentioned in this article as the company engaged by the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut to aide in the ongoing review of the city’s purchasing and contracting procedures.

NYCHA to Spend $88 million inspecting apartments

February 27, 2019
New York Post

Guidepost Solutions Chairman Bart M. Schwartz to serve as the federal monitor.

New monitor is NYCHA’s best hope

February 25, 2019
AM New York

Guidepost Solutions Chairman Bart M. Schwartz to serve as the federal monitor.

HUD Secretary Selects Former Prosecutor Bart Schwartz As NYCHA’s New Federal Monitor

February 22, 2019
CBS

Guidepost Solutions Chairman Bart M. Schwartz to serve as the federal monitor.

OneCoin ‘Ponzi’ at last heading to US courts

February 22, 2019
Asia Times

There are many concerns surrounding the alleged crypto-based Ponzi scheme. Why haven’t the U.S. agencies issued public warnings? CEO Julie Myers Wood explains why clarity in jurisdiction may be the reason.

Guidepost Solutions Announces New Leadership

February 20, 2019
Security Systems News

New leadership in the Guidepost Solutions Security and Technology Consulting group is announced.

How the FFE’s Expansion to the U.S. Will Help Combat Financial Cyberattacks

February 19, 2019
Security Boulevard

Newly launched FINTRAIL Solutions, a Guidepost Solutions company is a step in the right direction for fighting cybercrime and helping the North American fintech sector combat financial crime and fraud.

Ganim hires governmental oversight firm during FBI probe

February 15, 2019
Connecticut Post

On the heels of a recent scandal, the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut hires Guidepost Solutions to review purchasing, the handling of cash and other government functions, and consult on correcting some of the city’s problems and challenges.

Security Master Planning in the Cannabis Industry – Part 2: The Security Technology Plan

February 12, 2019
Cannabis Business Executive

Tim Sutton CPP®, CHPA® shares his industry expertise including the ‘NEED TO KNOWS’ of security master planning in this emerging and complex industry. This is Part 2 in a series of four.

Security Consultant Talks Privacy Concerns, Convergence of Physical & Cyber Tech

February 12, 2019
Security Sales & Integration

Angela Osborne, regional director of Guidepost Solutions, also discusses security trends and the importance of joining industry organizations.

Tech Alone is Not Enough to Fight Financial Crime

February 7, 2019
Forbes

Deploying new technology into a compliance program also requires a commitment from management to embed compliance into a company’s culture. As a Forbes contributor, CEO Julie Myers Wood explains why in her latest blog on fighting financial crime.

Malta’s Regulatory Framework Attracts Crypto Players, but Int’l Watchdogs and Local Opposition Are Skeptical    

February 2, 2019
Cointelegraph

Although Malta is crypto friendly, its traditional financial framework continues to face many financial crime enforcement challenges. CEO Julie Myers Wood provides her insight.

A Modern Curse: Fentanyl and FinCrime

February 2019
FINTRAIL Solutions

Krista Tongring a former Acting Section Chief at the DEA Office of Compliance , highlights the roles FinTech platforms might play in the purchase of illegal drugs and the responsibilities they have to take this issue seriously.

Google’s GDPR Fine Is a Warning for Tech Company GCs: Double Check Data Consent Policies

January 23, 2019
Corporate Counsel

Google’s recent fine for alleged GDPR violations sends a clear message to all large companies about having a good consent policy in place. According to Senior Managing Director and Head of Guidepost Solutions Cyber Forensics practice, Kenneth Citarella “it’s easy for different teams to operate without full knowledge of GDPR.”

Security Master Planning in the Cannabis Industry

January 21, 2019
Cannabis Business Executive

Tim Sutton CPP®, CHPA® shares his industry expertise including the ‘NEED TO KNOWS’ of security master planning in this emerging and complex industry. This is Part 1 in a series of four.

Will government shutdown impact security at Super Bowl LIII?

January 21, 2019
USA Today

COO of Guidepost Solutions Security and Technology Consulting group, John P. Torres comments about the various federal agencies involved in the security of the Super Bowl.

Developers Push Forward With National Cryptocurrency For Marshall Islands

January 17, 2019
ETH News

Guidepost Solutions will be working on the various regulatory issues related to the launch of Marshall Islands new national cryptocurrency the Sovereign (SOV).

Polycom Settles Chinese Bribery Charges With SEC, but DOJ Declination Accounts for Most of the Disgorgement

January 9, 2019
The Anti-Corruption Report (subscription-based)

CEO Julie Myers Wood shares her thought about the recent Polycom FCPA settlement and the compliance implications of the case.

Three presidents, three speeches — and an immigration debate that has grown coarser

January 8, 2019
Washington Post

As the former Head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, CEO Julie Myers Wood comments on the latest immigration proposed actions.

 

Top Lesson for General Counsel From Cambridge Analytica Data Case: Tell the Truth

December 12, 2019
Law.com

Julie Myers Wood explains how general counsel need to continue monitor and updatec ompliance certifications, such as for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, because they usually have ongoing monitoring requirements.

NYC Housing Authority releases its much anticipated heating action plan

December 5, 2019
New York Daily News

The New York City Housing Authority released its much-anticipated heating action plan Thursday after two months of delays and much official hand-wringing. The plan, which is required under a monitoring agreement with the federal government, will be distributed to heating plant technicians and other workers this month. The required release date of the plan was Oct. 1.

One-on-one with the NYCHA federal monitor

December 4, 2019
Pix11

Bart Schwartz talks about his position to monitor the New York City Housing Authority and help fix the troubled agency. In 10 months, his team has visited all 320 NYCHA developments and met 190 tenant presidents. He has filed two reports concerning NYCHA and has helped spend $450 million in state funds, replacing 165 elevators and 108 boilers.

Car Dealership Cyber Attacks Can Cost Money, Hurt Reputations

December 3, 2019
Wards Auto

Christopher Arkin provides steps dealerships can take to combat cyber attacks involving malware, social engineering, or other schemes.

Existing regulation ‘can not be superimposed’ on crypto start-ups

November 26, 2019
Coin Rivet

Julie Myers Wood explains why cryptocurrency companies must prepare for a new era of regulation.

Seeking the Connections Between Multiple Modes of Russian Cyberattack on the United States

November 26, 2019
Journal of Cyber Policy

Stephanie Douglas gives her perspective on whether the Russian cyberattacks, ransomware attacks and disinformation campaign are simply random events, or, are they part of Russia’s long-running, coordinated campaign aimed at destabilizing the political structure of the United States?

NYCHA fakers and deceivers, beware: federal monitor empowers authority to make criminal referrals over shoddy inspections

November 19, 2019
New York Daily News

As the federal monitor overseeing NYCHA, Bart M. Schwartz released an action plan to end deceptive inspection practices through retraining workers and educating them on how to identify and report problems, as well as the legal implications of not following the new strictures.

Inside City Hall with Bart Schwartz

November 20, 2019
NY1

Bart M. Schwartz joined anchor Errol Louis of NY1’s Inside City Hall last week to discuss the NYCHA action plan and setting progress milestones.

Julie Myers Wood on Ethics Issues in Internal Investigations [Podcast]

November 19, 2019
SCCE: The Compliance and Ethics Blog

Internal investigations are fraught with complexities, and while it is easy to focus on the practical complications, it’s also important to be aware of the ethical ones. CEO Julie Myers Wood discusses the importance of ensuring a fair process, expectations around confidentiality, written policies and procedures, etc.

164th CityLaw Breakfast with Bart Schwartz, NYCHA Federal Monitor

November 17, 2019
citylandnyc.org

Last week Bart M. Schwartz spoke about the importance of the various types of monitorships. He also spoke more specifically about his role as the federal monitor for NYCHA. He noted that the NYCHA monitorship is unlike many others because of its size and the requirement to make public disclosures.

Declassified: Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer, known as the Merchant of Death

November 10, 2019
CNN

In Season 3 of Declassified on CNN, Lou Milione talks about an investigation he was involved in some years ago. The episode focuses on Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer, known as the Merchant of Death.

In A World of External Threats, How Are Businesses Putting Themselves In Jeopardy?

November 9, 2019
Cyber Defense Magazine

Even if an organization is compliant with the most stringent regulations, it can still put itself at risk by its own business decisions.

‘Shoddy Work By No-Bid Contractors Now A Target For NYCHA’S Federal Monitor

November 5, 2019
The City

Chairman Bart M. Schwartz points out critical contracting issues in his second quarterly report as NYCHA’s Federal Monitor.

Federal monitor says NYCHA not doing enough to remove mold and lead 

November 1, 2019
ABC7

As the Federal Monitor overseeing NYCHA’s settlement with HUD and the City, Chairman Bart M. Schwartz released his second quarterly report which highlights the continuing issues with mold and lead.

Crypto Exchanges In The Crosshairs Of Compliance Regulators

October 28, 2019
Forbes

Cryptocurrency exchanges are the newest target of regulators. In her latest article for Forbes, Julie Myers Wood discusses the need to focus on compliance and the opportunities to use technology to do so.

Assessing The Risk Of Violence And Designing Workable Solutions

October 17, 2019
securityinformed.com

In this Q+A, John Torres talks about protecting shared spaces such as offices and schools, and the positive impact of security assessments, improved communications, and the enforcement of policies and procedures in maintaining safe and secure environments for students, employees and the community.

Federal monitor asks about NYCHA lighting in response to ‘7 On Your Side’ investigation

October 8, 2019
ABC7

As the Federal Monitor brought in to oversee mandatory reforms at the New York City Housing Authority, Bart M. Schwartz addresses concerns about the wait times for non-emergency repairs on NYCHA properties and the lack of exterior lighting.

House of Worship Security Funding Extends Beyond Grants

October 1, 2019
ASIS

John Torres offers that houses of worship can improve their chances of receiving grant money by performing security assessments ahead of writing their grant application.

The Opioid Onslaught: Indictments, Civil Suits Strike Fear in Hearts of General Counsel at Opioid Companies

September 30, 2019
Law.com

CEO Julie Myers Wood provides her perspective on what general counsels should consider given government’s heightened scrutiny of drug companies.

Do Employers Face Consequences for Hiring Unauthorized Workers?

September 24, 2019
SHRM

Julie Myers Wood spoke with SHRM about issues surrounding worksite immigration enforcement.

Cryptocurrencies may offer Iran a way to perfect the ‘art of evading international sanctions’

September 18, 2019
AMBCrypto

CEO Julie Myers Wood provides perspective to why Iran is now turning to cryptocurrencies, with some caveats, as a result of U.S. sanctions.

Establishing A Global Culture Of Compliance

September 17, 2019
Forbes

As a Forbes contributor, CEO Julie Myers Wood discusses how many corporate leaders view their compliance organization as a separate business function rather than central to their company’s mission. However, the spate of well-publicized instances of corporate wrongdoing make clear that ethical considerations must underpin every decision that a multinational makes, regardless of its size or industry.

(Some) reason for hope on NYCHA

September 12, 2019
New York Post

As the Federal Monitor overseeing the New York City Housing Authority, Chairman Bart Schwartz discusses how NYCHA’s culture must change from “management by crisis” to a “culture of long-term planning, transparency and accountability.”

Stemming the Cannabis Black Market

September 12, 2019
Cannabis Industry Journal

Matthew Zandi shares his thoughts on illegal cannabis cultivation and the impact on the public, legal operations, and investors.

Survey Spotlights Ethics Among Oil and Gas Firms

September 12, 2019
RIGZONE

Julie Myers Wood gives her perspective on state-owned firms’ compliance practices within the oil and gas industry.

Teaming with anti-fraud pros of many stripes

September/October
Fraud Magazine (subscription-based)

Fraud Magazine recently spoke with veteran ethics and compliance specialists Jonathan E. Turner, CFE, and Julie Myers Wood, J.D., plus white-collar-crime trial attorney John F. Lauro, J.D., about how fraud fighters in their respective professions can pool their skills and resources to proficiently investigate and help prevent executive misconduct.

How Directors Are Dealing With Gun Violence

September 3, 2019
Agenda (subscription-based)

John Torres gives his perspective on the trend of C-suite executives actively looking to enhance broader corporate security practices.

Compliance Monitor May Help With CFIUS Approval

September 3, 2019
Law360

Senior Managing Director J. Keith Ausbrook writes about how companies entering the CFIUS process should do so fully prepared to meet multiple challenges.

DFS Enforcement To Increase Focus on Consumer Protection: ‘Where CFPB Steps Down, DFS Has To Step Up’

September 3, 2019
New York Law Journal

President of Financial & Regulatory Compliance Services Matthew L. Levine, formerly executive deputy superintendent for enforcement at the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) and a federal prosecutor, authors a review of the central mechanisms available to Superintendent Lacewell to use DFS’ broad powers of supervision and enforcement to execute on her policy objective.

The Importance of Safety Locks for K–12 Schools

September 1, 2019
School Planning & Management

Nick Heywood, PMP offers his thoughts on measures that can be taken to ensure students, teachers and staff are better protected from potential harm during a threat.

Top Enforcement Officials From New York State Department of Financial Services Join Guidepost Solutions

August 23, 2019
Legal Reader

News about Megan Millard and Matthew Levine joining Guidepost Solutions.

Openpath Solves A Massive Security Problem Facing Businesses: Tailgating

August 22, 2019
PR Newswire

Tailgating occurs when a door is left open long enough for an unauthorized person to enter a property behind an authorized entrant. Edward Batchelor, PSP confirms that tailgating prevention has risen to a top three physical security priority for many of the Fortune 1000.

How to protect the faithful in today’s houses of worship

August 21, 2019
Security InfoWatch

James T. Hayes, Jr. authored this insightful piece on how congregational leaders need to take these critical steps toward increasing security immediately to enhance safety and security.

Responding to Homecoming Safety Issues with Alternative Data

August 21, 2019
Campus Safety Magazine

Nick Heywood discusses security planning for large campus events.

Preparing For The New World Of Crypto Compliance

August 19, 2019

CEO Julie Myers Wood’s article discussing the evolving compliance challenges with cryptocurrency was published in both Forbes and In Homeland Security.

Demand up for active shooter training after El Paso and Dayton attacks

August 16, 2019
The Washington Examiner

Jim Hayes provides his insight on the uptick for active shooter training.

Mississippi Plants Knowingly Hired Undocumented Workers, ICE Says

August 15, 2019
The New York Times

CEO Julie Myers Wood talks about the difficulty to prosecute companies for hiring undocumented workers.

Fox & Friends Coverage of Recent Attack on ICE Facility

August 15, 2019
Fox & Friends Fox News

John Torres joins Fox & Friends to discusses the current challenges faced by ICE agents to do their job under this and previous political administrations.

Dallas PD Headquarters Redesigned for Ultimate Security

August 9, 2019
Campus Safety Magazine

Guidepost Solutions provided security and safety solutions to the new Dallas Police Department headquarters and several patrol stations following an active shooter incident.

HUD Secretary’s Surprise Visit to NYCHA Housing

Bart M. Schwartz accompanied HUD Secretary Ben Carson during a surprise visit to a NYCHA development in Queens.

PIX 11, August 9, 2019
NY1, August 10, 2019

Spokesperson for NYCHA’s federal monitor reaches out following Eyewitness News investigation

August 7, 2019
WABC 7 Eyewitness News

A spokesperson for Bart M. Schwartz who is currently serving as the federal monitor to oversee the New York City Housing Authority’s settlement to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing, indicates his commitment to resolving deficiencies across all NYCHA properties.

Ayudamos a las empresas a identificar sus enemigos reales

August 7, 2019
Portafolio

A wonderful profile of our colleagues Andres Otero and Yohir Akerman and their work in Latin America.

Highlights of the Genetec Press Tour: Chinese Bots, the Sewers of Paris & the Future of the Security Industry

August 6, 2019
SDM Magazine

Senior Security Consultant, Tim Sutton, CPP, CHPA, discusses the unique security needs and concerns of the cannabis industry, particularly in the United States where cannabis is legal in certain states, but not federally.

11 People on the Move

August 6, 2019
Risk & Insurance

Megan Prendergast Millard and Matthew L. Levine Bring Their Expertise to Guidepost Solutions.

Using Social Media to Prevent Mass Shootings Faces Challenges

August 6, 2019
The Wall Street Journal

James Hayes, Jr. spoke with the The Wall Street Journal about the call for law enforcement and social media companies to develop technology to prevent mass shootings. “It’s a lot easier said than done,” said James Hayes, a vice president at security consulting firm Guidepost Solutions who earlier worked as a special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations’ New York field office. Still, law-enforcement agencies know that social-media monitoring is essential, he said: “The reality is that it’s going to be a significant challenge to be quick enough to identify a specific location and take action to prevent it, but you absolutely have to do everything you can to detect that.”

Security From the Lobby to the Ledge

August 2019
Security Management

Learn more about our work at the infamous Willis Tower in Chicago.

How Exchanges Can Pivot Your Strategies

Global Security Exchange

In case you missed it, Jonathon Harris, PSP, CPP was featured in GSX Digest in a story about how a learning exercise on a security incident led to changes to a business continuity and emergency response plan on which he was working.

New NYCHA Monitor Details In Exclusive Interview With CBS2 Just How Antiquated Struggling Agency Is

July 29, 2019
WCBS-New York

Chairman, Bart M. Schwartz, sits down with WCBS New York reporter to discuss the New York City Housing Authority and his focus as the federal monitor on moving forward.

Bart Schwartz-The 1st Quarter Report Federal Monitor NYCHA housing.

July 29, 2019
CatsRoundtable

Chairman, Bart M. Schwartz spoke with John Catsimatidis of CatsRoundtable this weekend regarding the New York City Housing Authority monitorship.

As pot stock grows, so do security concerns

July 26, 2019
Security Infowatch.com

As legalization spreads, how to secure the cannabis industry looms as a sticking point for security providers. Tim Sutton provides his perspective.

RANE Expert Matthew Levine on FinCEN’s Updated Advisory on Email Compromise Fraud

July 25, 2019
RANE Network, Financial Crime Digest

Matthew Levine, who leads the Financial & Regulatory Compliance Services Practice at Guidepost Solutions, gives his thoughts about the recent Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) updated advisory on Email Compromise Fraud Schemes.

Two Ex-Top NY State Financial Enforcement Officials Depart for Security and Compliance Firm

July 25, 2019
Law.com

Continued coverage of new hires, Matthew L. Levine and Megan Prendergast Millard.

NY Regulator’s Top Enforcement Attorneys Join Compliance Firm

July 23, 2019
Law360 (subscription)

Coverage of the new hires to Guidepost Solutions, Matthew L. Levine appointed president of financial and regulatory compliance services and Megan Prendergast Millard named senior managing director of the same subject area.

Genetec State of the Company 

July 22, 2019
Security World

Tim Sutton is highlighted during a Cannabis panel during the Genetec GPS 2019 conference.

Federal Monitor Bart M. Schwartz Issues First NYCHA Report

As the Federal Monitor overseeing the New York City Housing Authority’s settlement with HUD and the City of New York, Bart M. Schwartz issues first report.

4NBC New York
New York Daily News
The New York Times
Daily News
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal

Corporate Compliance Through The Lens Of California Privacy Law

July 19, 2019
Law360 (subscription)

Senior Managing Director Stephanie Douglas joined Robb Adkins and Shawn Obi of Winston & Strawn LLP on this comprehensive look at the California Consumer Privacy Act and what it will take for businesses to comply.

The article is available in full to subscribers of Law360.

Nationwide Raids

July 11, 2019
CNN

James Hayes, Jr. joined Brook Baldwin of CNN to discuss the ICE raids.

Security Top of Mind for Dallas PD Headquarters Redesign

July 10, 2019
Security Sales & Integration

Guidepost Solutions provided security solutions and plan for the redesign of the new Dallas Police Department headquarters.

Preventing and repairing security breaches

July 8, 2019
Cyber Work

Listen to John Torres discuss data security breaches, protecting organizations from online and physical threats, and career paths for those looking to pursue a career in cyber security with Cyber Work host Chris Sienko.

How Retailers Can Ensure Their Stores Are Safe and Secure

July 1, 2019
Total Retail

Read John V Philippi CPP, PSP, MBA’s article about the number of threats retailers face based on their geographic location.

How Exchanges Can Pivot Your Strategies

June 2019
Security Management

Jonathon Harris, PSP, CPP was featured in GSX Digest in a story about how a learning exercise on a security incident led to changes to a business continuity and emergency response plan on which he was working.

HA’s Federal Monitor Chides City of Fix-Up

June 10, 2019
The Chief

As the Federal Monitor overseeing the New York City Housing Authority’s settlement between HUD and the City of New York, Bart M. Schwartz provides his feedback about the testing performed by NYCHA for lead paint in a letter to NYCHA’s interim chair.

What (not) to do when your cryptocurrency is stolen?

June 8, 2019
Cryptopolitan

CEO Julie Myers Wood comments on the security of cryptocurrency and the issue with Coinomi.

Mueller Report Hearings

June 2019

Stephanie Douglas testified during the Mueller report hearings. News coverage about her testimony was covered in several media outlets.

NBC News
Just Security
Washington Post
CBS News
Time
The Hill
NBC News
Law 360
The New York Times
Lost Angeles Times

The Case For Inviting Compliance Executives Into The C-Suite

May 29, 2019
Forbes

CEO Julie Myers Wood gives proven tips for creating a compliance program that C-Suite executives will find to be a critical part of an organization’s overall success.

When to Appoint a Monitor

May 24, 2019
GIR – Global Investigations Review

Chairman Bart M. Schwartz provides his perspective of when to appoint a monitor in this extract from the first edition of The Guide to Monitorships. The whole publication is available here.

Federal monitor urges patience on NYCHA troubles

May 14, 2019
PIX 11

As the federal Monitor overseeing the poor housing conditions endured by residents of the New York City Housing Authority, Chairman Bart M. Schwartz addresses residents and other stakeholders at the first Community Advisory Committee meeting in Brooklyn.

The 2019 Law Power 50 continued: 6-50

May 13, 2019
City & State

City & State names Guidepost Solutions Chairman Bart M. Schwartz to Inaugural Law Power 50 List as a major outside influencer on New York government affairs, based on his long and distinguished legal career.

US FinTech FinCrime Exchange expands to West Coast

May 13, 2019
Consulting.us

The Guidepost Solutions subsidiary, FINTRAIL Solutions, a financial crime consultancy, has announced the launch of FinTech FinCrime (FFE) West Coast.

Rochester Drug Cooperative bolsters safeguards, hires two heavy hitter compliance experts

May 7, 2019
Democrat & Chronicle

The Board of Directors of the Rochester Drug Co-Operative, Inc. hires prominent compliance experts to serve as members of its newly formed Controlled Substances Compliance Committee. Senior Managing Director of Guidepost Solutions, Louis Milione was appointed as a subject matter expert. Mr. Milione is the former leader of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s diversion control operations.

Government Technology & Services Coalition Welcomes Strategic Advisors from DHS-HQ, USCG, TSA, ICE, USCIS, & FEMA

May 2, 2019
Government Technology & Services Coalition

Managing Director, Federal Practice, Bill Weinberg was appointed by the Government Technology & Services Coalition, the premier organization for companies serving the homeland security mission, to their prestigious Board of Strategic Advisors.

Stuyvesant Alumnus Interview – Bart Schwartz ’64

May 2019
Stuyvesant News

As a member of the Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association Board of Directors, Chairman Bart M. Schwartz reflects on his commitment to stay involved with the school and the impact it has had on his life.

Google’s $57 million fine is a reckoning for global behemoths

May 2019
CEP Magazine

CEO Julie Myers Wood and Chief Privacy Officer Kenneth Citarella discuss why the recent Google GDPR fine is a wake-up call for corporations that track and use consumer data.

Lessons From Celadon Deferred Prosecution Agreement: Upgrade Leadership, Follow Compliance Road Map

April 26, 2019
Corporate Counsel

Cooperating with investigators during a federal investigation can be a key indicator in the eyes of the regulators on how a company handles misconduct. CEO Julie Myers Wood shares her insight.

Security Master Planning in the Cannabis Industry – Part 3: The Security Management Plan

April 25, 2019
Cannabis Business Executive

Tim Sutton CPP®, CHPA® shares his industry expertise including the ‘NEED TO KNOWS’ of security master planning in this emerging and complex industry. This is Part 3 in a series of four.

The Cannabis Industry Moves Closer to SAFE Banking

April 24, 2019
Cannabis Business Executive

Senior Managing Director, Matthew Zandi brings readers up to speed on legislation intended to increase the cannabis industry’s access to banking in his article.

Can companies protect workers, protect themselves and avoid creating a hostile work environment for whistleblowers?

April 23, 2019
The National Whistleblower Legal Defense & Education Fund

The media’s Whistleblower Protection Blog published an article referencing Julie Myers Wood’s latest Forbes blog.

Guidepost Solutions Brings In 3 Ex-Prosecutors to Monitor Changes at NYC Housing Authority

April 23, 2019
Corporate Counsel

Daniel Brownell and Dennis Walsh join the consulting company as senior managing directors and Elan Parra as managing director to work on the monitoring team ensuring that the New York City Housing Authority satisfies conditions of an agreement it made with the attorney general for the Southern District of New York to correct poor housing conditions.

Tell Me Some More Bad News: Encouraging The Internal Reporting Of Compliance Failures

April 22, 2019
Forbes

In her latest article for Forbes, CEO Julie Myers Wood talks about whistleblowers and the importance of creating a safe environment in which employees understand their role in escalating concerns, are well-informed about the reporting process, and are secure in the knowledge that their report is welcomed, without fear of retaliation.

Unclear Why Mueller Didn’t Question Trump: Myers Wood

April 22, 2019
Bloomberg Radio

Listen to CEO Julie Myers Wood discuss takeaways and unanswered questions from the Mueller report with the hosts of Bloomberg Markets.

It’s Not All About Trump. The Mueller Report has a Message for You, Too

April 19, 2019
Time.com

As an outside contributor to Time.com, CEO Julie Myers Wood focuses on why the public is responsible for protecting our electoral process.

Trump saved by own officials over obstruction question

April 19, 2019
Financial Times

CEO Julie Myers Wood comments on the latest Financial Times article about the Mueller report.

What’s Redacted In The Mueller Report & Why It’s So Controversial, Explained By Experts

April 16, 2019
Bustle.com        

CEO Julie Myers Wood agrees that disputes will ensue regarding the proper handling of redactions from the Mueller report.

The Insider’s Guide to the Mueller Report

April 15, 2019
Politico

Our CEO Julie Myers Wood speaks from experience when she said, “The obstruction section and Mueller’s decision not to decide on obstruction are the areas I’m most interested in reading first. Knowing the Mueller team, the summaries are likely excellent, but I want to digest the specific facts myself.”

Standard Chartered Bank Hit With $1B in Penalties, Two-Year Extension of DOJ Scrutiny

April 9, 2019
Corporate Counsel

CEO Julie Myers Wood, in her comments said these latest fines and settlements are the result of a relentless focus on prosecuting sanctions violations—not only by the federal government, but also by New York authorities.

New Fraud Is Just Old Fraud, But Faster

April 9, 2019
BankInfo Security

“Technology is making fraud faster to commit, but key methods remain unchanged,” says Kenneth Citarella during an interview on fraud prevention strategies.

Swedbank’s Crisis Management Questioned in Walk-Up to Money-Laundering Investigation

April 3, 2019
Wall Street Journal

In her comments, CEO Julie Myers Wood stressed the importance of full transparency in responding to a crisis.

NYCHA’s Transformation and Privatization is Underway; Anxious UWS Residents Fill Meeting Rooms

April 2, 2019
West Side Rag

Chairman Bart M. Schwartz addresses residents at the Douglass Houses, one of the many housing units Schwartz will oversee as the federal monitor to ensure the New York City Housing Authority satisfies the conditions of an agreement to correct chronically poor housing conditions endured by its residents.

Bill looks to end standoff over banking with cannabis businesses

April 2, 2019
LA Daily Journal

Senior Managing Director Matthew Zandi writes about the issues facing the thriving cannabis industry and their complicated relationship with banks.

Forging an ethical corporate culture: Bring compliance and legal to the table

April 2, 2019
CEP Magazine, a publication of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)

Ensuring that the legal and compliance teams work closely together creates an alignment resulting in a wide series of benefits for organizations. Although the focus of each team is different, their goals are the same. Read more from Chairman Bart M. Schwartz.

La firma que busca impactar contratos irregulares en el país

April 1, 2019
El Tiempo

An interview with our new senior managing director Andrés Otero highlighting our new acquisition of Custom Information Services and our vision of our company expanding its footprint into Latin America.

Devise A Comprehensive Policy for IoT in the Workplace

April 2019
CyberInsecurityNews.com

Asha Muldro writes about the need to have in place a comprehensive policy to mitigate the risks of the “Internet of Things.”

Iran Continues to Embrace Crypto Amidst US Sanctions

March 29, 2019
Coin News Asia

Although 50 blockchain-related initiatives are alledgedly operating in Iran, CEO Julie Myers Wood comments on how “utilizing crypto as a strategy for installment inside the nation was still restricted.”

Missing money, lax oversight in Bridgeport scrap-for-cash scandal

March 28, 2019
CT Post

Guidepost Solutions has been hired to review the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut procurement procedures.

SIA to recognize Axis and others at ISC West

March 27, 2019
Security Systems News

SIA has selected Chris Grniet, CPP, as the recipient of the 2018 SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award for his excellence in leading SIA committees and advancing member objectives.

Solano County to keep precinct polling places in 2020

March 26, 2019
Daily Republic

Solano County, California approves an agreement to hire Guidepost Solutions as the security design consultant for the Main Jail Security Upgrade Project.

Could Mueller Report Swing The Pendulum On Independent Counsel?

March 26, 2019
Law360

Has the role of Special Counsel changed over the past two decades? CEO Julie Myers Wood comments on how much autonomy they should have.

Are you surprised by the Mueller report? We ask 3 legal experts.

March 26, 2019
Politico

As an associate independent counsel who worked on both the Whitewater and Lewinsky investigations, and a writer of the Starr report submitted to Congress,  CEO Julie Myers Wood joined former investigators who worked on the biggest cases since Watergate to put the Mueller probe in historical context during a Reddit AMA chat.

Europe and Iran’s tense ‘crypto’ trade pact

March 25, 2019
Asia Times

Can Iran avoid US sanctions through INSTEX? It can “accelerate a broader acceptance of crypto,” according to CEO Julie Myers Wood.

We are a senior Mueller reporter and former federal investigators who worked on some of the biggest cases since Watergate. Ask us anything.

March 25, 2019
Reddit AMA

CEO Julie Myers Wood participated in an “Ask Me Anything” round-up chat with others who have worked under previous special counsel. Their experiences give them a unique perspective on what Robert Mueller just completed.

The good, the bad and Iran’s love of Bitcoin

March 19, 2019
Asia Times

Do conditions in Iran lend themselves to making Iranians more eager to embrace crypto as a store of value? CEO Julie Myers Wood comments on how crypto is still prohibited.

Integrator Education at ISC West 2019

March 15, 2019
Security Info Watch

Members of the Guidepost Solutions team will be amongst the presenters at the 2019 ISC West conference.

SIA names Chris Grniet as Committee Chair of the Year for 2018

March 11, 2019
Security Info Watch

Regional Vice President Chris Grniet has been named Committee Chair of the Year by the Security Industry Association.

The multinational Guidepost Solutions acquired CIS to grow in the region

March 8, 2019
La República

The article highlights how the acquisition of Custom Information Services will strengthen Guidepost Solutions presence in Latin America

NYCHA Begins Replacing Ancient Boilers, Righting Wrongs Caused By Many Years Of Neglect

March 7, 2019
CBS

Guidepost Solutions Chairman Bart M. Schwartz to serve as the federal monitor to ensure the New York City Housing Authority satisfies the conditions of a recently announced agreement to correct chronically poor housing conditions endured by its residents.

New NYCHA monitor on the job; plans to meet with tenants about poor housing conditions

March 1, 2019
Daily News

Guidepost Solutions Chairman Bart M. Schwartz to serve as the federal monitor.

Black Rock road work stalls in wake of FBI probe

March 1, 2019
The Hour

Guidepost Solutions is mentioned in this article as the company engaged by the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut to aide in the ongoing review of the city’s purchasing and contracting procedures.

NYCHA to Spend $88 million inspecting apartments

February 27, 2019
New York Post

Guidepost Solutions Chairman Bart M. Schwartz to serve as the federal monitor.

New monitor is NYCHA’s best hope

February 25, 2019
AM New York

Guidepost Solutions Chairman Bart M. Schwartz to serve as the federal monitor.

HUD Secretary Selects Former Prosecutor Bart Schwartz As NYCHA’s New Federal Monitor

February 22, 2019
CBS

Guidepost Solutions Chairman Bart M. Schwartz to serve as the federal monitor.

OneCoin ‘Ponzi’ at last heading to US courts

February 22, 2019
Asia Times

There are many concerns surrounding the alleged crypto-based Ponzi scheme. Why haven’t the U.S. agencies issued public warnings? CEO Julie Myers Wood explains why clarity in jurisdiction may be the reason.

Guidepost Solutions Announces New Leadership

February 20, 2019
Security Systems News

New leadership in the Guidepost Solutions Security and Technology Consulting group is announced.

How the FFE’s Expansion to the U.S. Will Help Combat Financial Cyberattacks

February 19, 2019
Security Boulevard

Newly launched FINTRAIL Solutions, a Guidepost Solutions company is a step in the right direction for fighting cybercrime and helping the North American fintech sector combat financial crime and fraud.

Ganim hires governmental oversight firm during FBI probe

February 15, 2019
Connecticut Post

On the heels of a recent scandal, the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut hires Guidepost Solutions to review purchasing, the handling of cash and other government functions, and consult on correcting some of the city’s problems and challenges.

Security Master Planning in the Cannabis Industry – Part 2: The Security Technology Plan

February 12, 2019
Cannabis Business Executive

Tim Sutton CPP®, CHPA® shares his industry expertise including the ‘NEED TO KNOWS’ of security master planning in this emerging and complex industry. This is Part 2 in a series of four.

Security Consultant Talks Privacy Concerns, Convergence of Physical & Cyber Tech

February 12, 2019
Security Sales & Integration

Angela Osborne, regional director of Guidepost Solutions, also discusses security trends and the importance of joining industry organizations.

Tech Alone is Not Enough to Fight Financial Crime

February 7, 2019
Forbes

Deploying new technology into a compliance program also requires a commitment from management to embed compliance into a company’s culture. As a Forbes contributor, CEO Julie Myers Wood explains why in her latest blog on fighting financial crime.

Malta’s Regulatory Framework Attracts Crypto Players, but Int’l Watchdogs and Local Opposition Are Skeptical    

February 2, 2019
Cointelegraph

Although Malta is crypto friendly, its traditional financial framework continues to face many financial crime enforcement challenges. CEO Julie Myers Wood provides her insight.

A Modern Curse: Fentanyl and FinCrime

February 2019
FINTRAIL Solutions

Krista Tongring a former Acting Section Chief at the DEA Office of Compliance , highlights the roles FinTech platforms might play in the purchase of illegal drugs and the responsibilities they have to take this issue seriously.

Google’s GDPR Fine Is a Warning for Tech Company GCs: Double Check Data Consent Policies

January 23, 2019
Corporate Counsel

Google’s recent fine for alleged GDPR violations sends a clear message to all large companies about having a good consent policy in place. According to Senior Managing Director and Head of Guidepost Solutions Cyber Forensics practice, Kenneth Citarella “it’s easy for different teams to operate without full knowledge of GDPR.”

Security Master Planning in the Cannabis Industry

January 21, 2019
Cannabis Business Executive

Tim Sutton CPP®, CHPA® shares his industry expertise including the ‘NEED TO KNOWS’ of security master planning in this emerging and complex industry. This is Part 1 in a series of four.

Will government shutdown impact security at Super Bowl LIII?

January 21, 2019
USA Today

COO of Guidepost Solutions Security and Technology Consulting group, John P. Torres comments about the various federal agencies involved in the security of the Super Bowl.

Developers Push Forward With National Cryptocurrency For Marshall Islands

January 17, 2019
ETH News

Guidepost Solutions will be working on the various regulatory issues related to the launch of Marshall Islands new national cryptocurrency the Sovereign (SOV).

Polycom Settles Chinese Bribery Charges With SEC, but DOJ Declination Accounts for Most of the Disgorgement

January 9, 2019
The Anti-Corruption Report (subscription-based)

CEO Julie Myers Wood shares her thought about the recent Polycom FCPA settlement and the compliance implications of the case.

Three presidents, three speeches — and an immigration debate that has grown coarser

January 8, 2019
Washington Post

As the former Head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, CEO Julie Myers Wood comments on the latest immigration proposed actions.

 

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