Safeguard Your Company's Trade Secrets and Proprietary Information

January 14, 2015

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is pleased to be a sponsor of the Smaller Business Association of New England's (SBANE) 2014-2015 Breakfast Series, which provides monthly seminars on various topics. SBANE's January event, "Safeguard Your Company's Trade Secrets and Proprietary Information," was held on January 14, 2015, from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, MA.

From our firm, Mark Solomon and Ron Demsher attended.

 

SBANE Event Description:

SBANEForeign nations that seek to improve their economies and militaries target U.S. companies and Academia. Intellectual property (IP) thefts cost U.S. companies approximately $1 trillion a year. What techniques do foreign competitors/adversaries utilize to steal IP? What are some of the best practices and protective strategies companies can adopt to prevent the theft of IP and Trade Secrets?

Please join us for a lively, informative and very timely discussion about safeguarding your company's trade secrets and proprietary information.

Mr. Nigro became a Special Agent in the FBI on December 6, 1987. Following training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he was assigned to the Houston Field Office where he served for approximately 18 months. During his tenure in Houston, he worked on an Organized Crime/Drug Squad. In October 1988, Mr. Nigro was transferred to the New York Field Office where he served for six years. During his tenure in New York, he was assigned to Italian Organized Crime (IOC)/Drug Squad.

In August 1994, Mr. Nigro was appointed as an Assistant Legal Attache` (ALAT), Legat, Rome. He reported to Rome in January 1995. As ALAT, he managed all organized crime and drug investigations for Italy and approximately 20 other foreign countries covered by the FBI Legat Rome Office. He served at the American Embassy in Rome for approximately three and a half years.

In October 1998, Mr. Nigro was transferred to the La Cosa Nostra (LCN)/Italian Organized Crime (IOC)/Labor Racketeering Unit, Organized Crime Section, Criminal Investigative Division, at FBI Headquarters. In this capacity, Mr. Nigro had program responsibility for the LCN, the IOC, and the Labor Racketeering Programs. He served on several working groups including the Italian-American Working Group (IAWG). For a period of six-months, from October 1999 to March 2000, Mr. Nigro served as the Acting Unit Chief of the LCN/IOC/Labor Racketeering Unit.

In February 2000, Mr. Nigro was named Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) of the Special Operations Group (SOG), Boston Field Office. He reported to Boston in May 2000. For approximately four years, he provided managerial oversight as well as administrative and logistical support for physical surveillance assets and the aviation program. In April 2004, Mr. Nigro was selected by the FBI Boston Executive Management to establish a Field Intelligence Group (FIG). As the supervisor of the Intelligence squad, Mr. Nigro provided managerial oversight for Agents, Intelligence Analysts and Language Analysts.

In February 2008, Mr. Nigro was designated as the Counterintelligence (CI) Strategic Partnership Coordinator for the FBI Boston Division. As such, Mr. Nigro engages in collaborative efforts with private sector entities and stakeholders of targeted technologies. He leverages resources of private industry to work with the FBI to effectively harden the target around U.S. technologies and Research & Development. He prepares and conducts classified and unclassified briefings for private sector entities and academia on the topic of Counterintelligence, Security Awareness, Economic Espionage, Insider Threat and Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets Protection.

 

For more information, please visit the SBANE website.

 

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January 14, 2015

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is pleased to be a sponsor of the Smaller Business Association of New England's (SBANE) 2014-2015 Breakfast Series, which provides monthly seminars on various topics. SBANE's January event, "Safeguard Your Company's Trade Secrets and Proprietary Information," was held on January 14, 2015, from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, MA.

From our firm, Mark Solomon and Ron Demsher attended.

 

SBANE Event Description:

SBANEForeign nations that seek to improve their economies and militaries target U.S. companies and Academia. Intellectual property (IP) thefts cost U.S. companies approximately $1 trillion a year. What techniques do foreign competitors/adversaries utilize to steal IP? What are some of the best practices and protective strategies companies can adopt to prevent the theft of IP and Trade Secrets?

Please join us for a lively, informative and very timely discussion about safeguarding your company's trade secrets and proprietary information.

Mr. Nigro became a Special Agent in the FBI on December 6, 1987. Following training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he was assigned to the Houston Field Office where he served for approximately 18 months. During his tenure in Houston, he worked on an Organized Crime/Drug Squad. In October 1988, Mr. Nigro was transferred to the New York Field Office where he served for six years. During his tenure in New York, he was assigned to Italian Organized Crime (IOC)/Drug Squad.

In August 1994, Mr. Nigro was appointed as an Assistant Legal Attache` (ALAT), Legat, Rome. He reported to Rome in January 1995. As ALAT, he managed all organized crime and drug investigations for Italy and approximately 20 other foreign countries covered by the FBI Legat Rome Office. He served at the American Embassy in Rome for approximately three and a half years.

In October 1998, Mr. Nigro was transferred to the La Cosa Nostra (LCN)/Italian Organized Crime (IOC)/Labor Racketeering Unit, Organized Crime Section, Criminal Investigative Division, at FBI Headquarters. In this capacity, Mr. Nigro had program responsibility for the LCN, the IOC, and the Labor Racketeering Programs. He served on several working groups including the Italian-American Working Group (IAWG). For a period of six-months, from October 1999 to March 2000, Mr. Nigro served as the Acting Unit Chief of the LCN/IOC/Labor Racketeering Unit.

In February 2000, Mr. Nigro was named Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) of the Special Operations Group (SOG), Boston Field Office. He reported to Boston in May 2000. For approximately four years, he provided managerial oversight as well as administrative and logistical support for physical surveillance assets and the aviation program. In April 2004, Mr. Nigro was selected by the FBI Boston Executive Management to establish a Field Intelligence Group (FIG). As the supervisor of the Intelligence squad, Mr. Nigro provided managerial oversight for Agents, Intelligence Analysts and Language Analysts.

In February 2008, Mr. Nigro was designated as the Counterintelligence (CI) Strategic Partnership Coordinator for the FBI Boston Division. As such, Mr. Nigro engages in collaborative efforts with private sector entities and stakeholders of targeted technologies. He leverages resources of private industry to work with the FBI to effectively harden the target around U.S. technologies and Research & Development. He prepares and conducts classified and unclassified briefings for private sector entities and academia on the topic of Counterintelligence, Security Awareness, Economic Espionage, Insider Threat and Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets Protection.

 

For more information, please visit the SBANE website.

 

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