New York, NY, September 15, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Renaissance Associates, a leading corporate investigations and digital forensics consultancy announced today the opening of their new office in Washington, DC headed by James Tendick. Mr. Tendick recently retired from 27 years in leadership and investigative roles as a federal agent for the US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS). As the Managing Director for Renaissance’s DC office, Mr. Tendick will be responsible for providing the highest level of incident response for investigations, financial and digital forensics, electronic discovery and expert witness services to government agencies, law firms and leading corporations.
“Jim is a highly experienced investigator,” remarked John La Perla, Renaissance Associates founder and highly decorated, former Postal Inspector. “His skills investigating and uncovering domestic and international fraud schemes and complex financial crime is unmatched, including his experience leading the US Department of Justice Fraud Section’s fraud team at Main Justice. Jim will bring these same deep skills as well as his keen understanding of USDOJ processes to respond to and resolve our clients most sensitive and complex domestic and global threats,” added Mr. La Perla.
During his last six years as an agent, Mr. Tendick set up and supervised a team of agents and fraud analysts within the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), Criminal Division’s Fraud Section. This team was responsible for the investigation of complex domestic and international high priority USDOJ investigations and prosecutions of a wide variety of federal white collar crimes and associated money laundering activities.
Prior to his USDOJ assignment, Mr. Tendick held the position of program manager for fraud investigations at National Headquarters in Washington DC. Before moving to headquarters, he was a fraud specialist who served as the case agent for numerous high profile domestic and international cases. Mr. Tendick conducted investigations relating to white collar crime, financial fraud, mass marketing and money laundering schemes. He also investigated fraud against both federal and state government programs, public corruption and private sector cases, including conflict of interest. Mr. Tendick has extensive federal criminal trial experience and has conducted and participated in numerous suspect and fact witness interviews for complex white collar fraud investigations, including a corporate financial statement fraud investigation that lead to the indictment and conviction, at trial, of several corporate executives who were charged with a $550 million securities and mail fraud scheme which resulted in settlements with the USDOJ and the SEC totaling over $1.6 billion in criminal and civil fines. He has also lead several domestic and international multi-agency task forces including an international undercover and enforcement investigation in cooperation with the USDOJ, the Netherlands Ministry of Justice and the Amsterdam Police targeting several large scale Nigerian/West African criminal networks operating advance fee and money laundering schemes that resulted in the prosecution and extradition of several ring leaders and co-conspirators.
Mr. Tendick has received numerous awards and letters of commendation for his contributions during his career, including the USDOJ Criminal Division Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Law Enforcement Partnerships, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Outstanding Contribution to International Law Enforcement Award, and two Chief Postal Inspector Awards, the highest honor given by his agency for superior investigative performance. Mr. Tendick has been a guest speaker and lecturer at law enforcement and private sector sponsored forums related to financial fraud and white collar crimes, including the USDOJ National Advocacy Center and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He was also a regular lecturer and Subject Matter Expert for USPIS fraud investigation training courses and projects.
About Renaissance Associates, Ltd.
Renaissance Associates, Ltd. is a specialized investigations and advisory firm lead by highly experienced, former Federal Agents from the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The firm provides comprehensive services to corporations, leading law firms and government agencies by applying years of field-proven investigative skills and computer forensics expertise in the areas of corporate fraud, intellectual property theft, data breach, cyber crime, financial fraud, due diligence, background investigations, electronic discovery and expert witness services. For more information go to: www.renusa.com