Common Misconceptions about Fraud in the Family Business

Posting by Jacqueline Thompson

No family-owned business likes to think that their trusted employees would steal from the business –certainly not their family members. Unfortunately, family businesses aren’t exempt from fraud, and assuming that your company is safe from embezzlement, malfeasance, or any other fraudulent act can put your business at grave risk. In my years of read more…

How to Use Social Media to Support Your Fraud Case

Posting by Alex Helfand

The invasion of social media continues to complicate litigation. Effective litigation will increasingly include sifting through large amounts of electronically stored information (ESI) and piecing together fragmented social networking activity to substantiate a case. Exactly how does social media play into support for a fraud case and what are the considerations for preserving, read more…

Business Cybersecurity Basics: Protecting Your Company from Hackers

Posting by Alex Helfand

As an executive, what keeps you up at night? Many leaders fret about revenue growth, client retention, and, increasingly, the possibility of fraud or cyberattacks. If you are worried about your business’s cybersecurity, you’re not alone: a recent survey (PDF) by the National Small Business Association (NSBA) shows that 94% of business owners read more…

What are the legal issues surrounding the collection, analysis and protection of electronic data for litigation purposes?

Posting by Natalie Burchfiel

No doubt that electronic data can be useful in litigation, but how does its collection, analysis and protection affect its legal use? The key point is what is known as the “chain of custody.”  If you’re dealing with some kind of digital device, you’ve got to be able to show where that device read more…