Jonathan L. Newcomb has worked as an investigator for 15 years. His skills range from complex research analytics to conducting various aspects of field investigations, including interviewing witnesses. Currently, Mr. Newcomb manages complex litigation support assignments, internal investigations of fraud, embezzlement, FCPA and other violations, corporate integrity reviews and monitorships, and domestic and international complex due diligence for Fortune 500 companies, law firms, high net worth individuals and governmental agencies. He has a particular expertise in developing and implementing investigative plans that involve a variety of investigative resources and personnel.
Mr. Newcomb’s significant experience includes:
Leading the field operations for integrity monitoring of a prime construction contractor repairing residential properties as part of New York City’s Rapid Repairs program following Superstorm Sandy. The project included, among other things, oversight of field labor activities, ensuring the integrity of the approval, verification and billing processes, checking the accuracy of contractor submissions and investigation of possible fraud.
Supervising an asset search for $70 million embezzled from escrow account by an attorney convicted of running a $700 million Ponzi scheme. This asset search involved individuals, entities and assets located in the United States, Caribbean and Europe.
Leading a major litigation support fact finding investigation involving the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center relating to insurance coverage for business interruption, property damage and personal injury, verification of specific damage claims for damages arising out of the attack, and collection and analysis of data used by engineers testifying as expert witnesses.
Participating in an internal investigation at a credit card processing company involving allegations of conflict of interest, theft of trade secrets and falsified reporting of commissions and financial results. The investigation included a forensic review of the financial and other books and records of the company, extensive interviews with key employees in the financial control group, and background investigations of suspected employees.
In addition to his experience and certifications, Mr. Newcomb has pursued continuing professional education in a variety of disciplines, including fraud investigations, interrogation and interview techniques, anti-money laundering, white collar crime, digital forensics, relational databases and several other areas pertaining to investigations and compliance.