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Expert in Eavesdropping Detection and Counterespionage Consulting Services for Business and Government

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Jersey (NJ)
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Expert specializes in detecting the espionage crimes of eavesdropping, wiretapping, video voyeurism, and corporate espionage.

Expert notes that spies collect intelligence—quietly—before they use it; they size up the target; evaluate the probability of success; then steal information to fuel their goals. An eavesdrop/wiretap is a key component of pre-attack intelligence gathering. Eavesdropping is the one early-warning sign of spying that can be detected. When an eavesdropper is detected, the attack can still be thwarted. Proactive eavesdropping detection is cheap insurance.

Expert's specialty for over 35 years has been eavesdropping detection, sometimes known as technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM). He also has extensive experience in conducting corporate investigations and has numerous electronic surveillance detection innovations to his credit. His firm, Expert Associates, is the largest private-sector provider of eavesdropping detection and counterespionage consulting services to corporations and government agencies.

Expert Associates is "independent": it has no secret affiliations with manufacturers, has no gadgets to sell, and no commissions are accepted. Information protection recommendations are based solely on the client's best interest, and the service is confidential.

Inspections to detect electronic surveillance--bugs, taps, and cameras--are now a commonly accepted business practice. During inspections, Expert and his team consider all information security vulnerabilities: locks, alarms, sensitive wastepaper disposal, computers, and information security policies and procedures. Their unique overview approach assures that problems get solved and concerns about future privacy are resolved.

Inspections can be conveniently scheduled during non-business hours. A layered non-destructive testing approach assures inspections are thorough and expedient. This is Expert's specialty, and the focus of his firm's services.

Expert holds professional certifications from ASIS (CPP), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE), and the Information Systems Audit & Control Association (CISM).

He is the author of an influential text on keeping mobile conversations private.


eavesdropping detection


competitive intelligence countermeasures


corporate espionage



He teaches several courses on these subjects. He has also developed two mobile apps.

electronic surveillance




electronic eavesdropping




telephone tapping

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  Stamford, Connecticut;  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  and Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1981   B.S. (Magna Cum Laude)   Criminal Justice   William Patterson University   Magna Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1978 to 2015


Expert Associates





Expert personally directs eavesdropping detection inspections, and supervises teams of technical investigators. As principal consultant, he also conducts information security surveys and makes recommendations. Clients are assured that recommendations are made in their best interests as Expert Associates does not sell products or accept commissions from the sale of any products.

1971 to 1978


Pinkerton's Inc.




Director of Investigations (NJ) / Director - Electronic Countermeasures Services (Global)


He started his career as a Pinkerton detective, focusing exclusively on business related investigations. He was promoted to Director of Investigations, and was also chosen to head the Electronic Eavesdropping Countermeasures Division that served clients from their 100+ field offices worldwide.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Espionage Research Institute International, the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), The American College of Forensic Examiners (ACFE), the Private Detectives Association of New Jersey (PDA - NJ), the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), and the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC).


Certified Protection Professional (CPP) Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) New Jersey Private Detective license North Carolina Counterespionage License FCC radio amateur license FAA LTA pilot license

Professional Appointments

Expert is often a Board member, Ethics Committee chairman, and Web Committee chairman for the International Association of Professional Security Consultants. He was presented with their Lifetime Meritorious Achievement Award in 2015.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has one patent pending.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Corporate Investigations. R. Montgomery, ed. Lawyers Publishing  
 - Emerald Book Company  
 - A.M. Best's Safety & Security Directory. A.M. Best Editors. A. M. Best & Co.  
 - Accident Prevention Manual for Business & Industry (Chapter)  
 - A continuously updated article which has appeared in multiple publications  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • In a company president's office, a wireless surveillance camera was broadcasting picture and sound a distance of approximately 300 feet. Employees in an adjacent building always seemed to know about executive decisions before they were formally announced. The camera was built into an item normally seen on the credenza. Expert's company located the camera and the problem was solved.
  • In a Fortune 100 company's corporate headquarters, Expert Associates caught a group of foreign nationals actively engaged in a spy mission - in their client's headquarters. Expert Associates' investigator monitored their bugging transmissions; watched them video tape; listened to them dictate paperwork they saw, ask employees probing questions, and describe the sights while going about their business. They never knew the Expert technical investigator was there. The client had been diligent over the years in conducting proactive inspections. This day it paid off. Their representatives watched and listened as well, not realizing just how rare an event a live spy catch is. How rare is rare? Expert describes it this way: Only a few athletes ever play in the Olympics; even fewer win gold medals. Similarly, most counterespionage practitioners will never have a live catch (this craft's equivalent of the gold medal). This is partially due to circumstance. However, training, experience, proper equipment, and preparedness are factors, too. Expert and his team have been fortunate to have three live catches during their firm's history.
  • At a large importer of consumer appliances, visiting product vendors were able to eavesdrop from the parking lot on strategic client discussions before, during, and after meetings with them. Expert Associates' technical investigators detected and located a wireless surveillance camera broadcasting both picture and sound a distance of approximately 300 feet. The camera and microphone were built into an item normally seen on the display shelf in the Sales Conference Room.
  • At the headquarters of a religious broadcaster, an ousted televangelist was publicly accused by his successors of eavesdropping. They claim he used an eavesdropping system that Expert Associates discovered during an inspection for bugs that he might have left behind. The truth was that the system was actually being used by opposition employees to eavesdrop on their former leader. The FBI reviewed Expert Associates' report. No charges were brought against the former leader, and no charges were brought against the current leadership either.
Recent Client Requests:
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Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has been accepted as an expert witness on several occasions, but is not known as a "professional" expert witness.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
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Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1978 to 1915   International   Expert's office in the New York metropolitan area is conveniently located to Newark Airport. He has over 35 years experience in conducting assignments Internationally. Countries visited include: Bermuda, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Uruguay, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Iceland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Monaco, Italy, Turkey, China and Singapore.
to   Worldwide  

Additional Skills and Services:

A training course on detecting spy cameras in the workplace.

He is the course author and instructor of an eavesdropping countermeasures course at a college of criminal justice (undisclosed).

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert is especially qualified to research and recommend security product vendors. Since the company's inception in 1978, Expert Associates has been "independent," i.e., they are not affiliated with any vendor, they do not sell or endorse any products, nor do they accept commissions from the sales of products they recommend. Expert's firm is also known as the place clients go to for a "second opinion" when a bug is found.

Other Skills and Services

He has over 35 years' experience in innovation and invention in the field of eavesdropping detection and counterespionage.


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