Ep 49: William Belmont, Esq., investigative attorney, discusses privacy issues, how to protect your online image, and adapting during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Our guest on this 49th episode is William Belmont, Esq., principal of The Belmont Group, a New York based national investigation firm. Mr. Belmont has over 30 years of experience in the investigation, due diligence and security field. In addition to having worked as a law enforcement officer and trial attorney, Bill served as Director of Operations for the New York office of Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations.
Mr. Belmont has overseen the management of hundreds of corporate investigations involving fraud, workplace misconduct, brand protection and theft of trade secrets. Additionally, Bill has managed hundreds of investigations for national and international law firms. Also, he has developed and implemented due diligence protocols for dozens of financial institutions to ensure the integrity of their investments. He provides clients with pre-incident consulting, including vulnerability surveys, threat assessments and crisis management plans and procedures. Furthermore, Mr. Belmont provides security consulting services to clients for personal and private events.
Bill oversees the implementation of increased security measures for many corporate clients. He serves as a member of crisis management teams, assisting with contingency plans for critical occurrences, such as terrorist attacks, natural disasters, computer network penetrations, business interruptions and incidents of workplace violence. Mr. Belmont is also a frequent speaker on post 9/11 corporate security issues and appeared on Fox News following the World Trade Center attack. Bill has managed numerous litigation investigations for national and international law firms, including: a national identity theft for a Fortune 500 corporation, fraud at a large real estate company, and numerous domestic and international intellectual property investigations.
As a trial attorney, Bill specialized in fraud, premises liability, labor law and products liability cases. He successfully won defense verdicts on behalf of Greyhound and Allied Security and was responsible for coordinating trial strategies directed at perpetrators of fraud against Liberty Mutual Insurance. He was also responsible for coordinating the security program for the Anti-Defamation League and Isaac Mizrahi’s international fashion shows
In addition to his experience as an attorney, Bill served as a police officer in Mesa, Arizona. He received his B.A. in criminal justice from The George Washington University and his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Bill’s community service activities include serving as President of the Lynbrook School Board and volunteering as an assistant varsity football coach, as well as a youth coach for boys and girls lacrosse and basketball teams.
Here is Bill’s contact information:
William Belmont, Esq.
The Belmont Group, LLC
118 East 60th Street, Suite 2100
New York, New York 10022
Thank you, Bill, and welcome to the podcast!
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