Admissions to Practice: England & Wales (1998), British Virgin Islands (2004)
Donal Blaney is the owner and managing director of Griffin Law. The firm is named after his late maternal grandfather whom he never met.
Starting his career in the law in 1996, Donal worked in the City of London and the West End before working in the British Virgin Islands between 2004 and 2006. A pioneering lawyer who prides his firm on lateral thinking, he obtained the world’s first anti-harassment injunction that was served via Twitter in 2009.
Donal acts as ‘consigliere’ to a number of wealthy business owners and directors, providing cost-effective strategic advice from the unique viewpoint of a litigation specialist. His particular specialisms as a litigator are in respect of complex financial disputes with an international dimension, trust and tax disputes and asset tracing. Donal prides himself, and his firm, on being proactive, innovative, tenacious and commercially-minded. He is the kind of lawyer you want on your side, not against you.
Donal is married to Marci, a US Army veteran who served in Iraq, and divides his time between his homes in Kent and Florida. He also operates a law firm and a trust company in the British Virgin Islands.
Sandra Stibbards has been the Owner, President and Licensed Private Investigator of Camelot Investigations since 1996.
Ms. Stibbards specializes in Financial Fraud Investigations, Competitive Intelligence, Counterintelligence, Penetration Tests / Vulnerability Assessments, Intelligence Collection, Brand Protection/IP Investigations and Internet Investigations. Elicitation is a specialized skill and trade that she has developed and refined during her years as an investigator. She has included “Internet profiling” and online investigations within her work. Ms. Stibbards has conducted Internet profiling and computer investigations internationally in five continents.
As the Internet expanded, it became another tool used to accomplish Ms. Stibbards investigative goals. She became proficient at utilizing Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) to enhance and strengthen all investigations. The methods and thought processes used as a private investigator amplified and bolstered the utilization of OSINT. OSINT is used every day in her investigative case work. OSINT is a very powerful tool when conducting Financial Fraud Investigations, Competitive Intelligence, Counterintelligence, IP Investigations, Internet Threats, Corporate and Individual Due Diligence, Backgrounds, Assets, Difficult Locates.
Ms. Stibbards has performed investigations for clients in the Financial Industry (Financial Institutions and Brokerage Firms), Security & Executive Protection Corporations, Airline Industry, International Retail Industry, Medical Supply & Pharmaceutical Industry, Accounting Agencies and Law Firms as well as other Investigation Agencies. Ms. Stibbards clients include several Fortune 500 and international companies.
Gregory Coleman is the FBI Special Agent responsible for the criminal investigation of Jordan Belfort. Belfort’s rise to power and subsequent arrest and conviction were chronicled in the movie, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The movie was directed by Martin Scorsese and starred Leonardo DiCaprio. Mr. Coleman was portrayed by Kyle Chandler.
Mr. Coleman retired from the FBI with over 25 years of experience investigating financial crimes, money laundering, and asset forfeiture. He was widely recognized as an anti-money laundering expert among his law enforcement colleagues and is a recipient of the Director's Award (Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys) for Outstanding Contributions in Law Enforcement. Many of his investigations involved stock market manipulations where the proceeds were laundered through shell corporations and offshore bank accounts.
Coleman Worldwide Advisors designs and delivers customized, highly interactive, live training related to the detection and prevention of money laundering and suspicious activity reporting. The training incorporates actual real-life examples drawn from the experiences of Mr. Coleman and other law enforcement officers.
Mr. Coleman is a frequent keynote speaker and guest lecturer and has spoken to audiences in 14 countries. He has significant experience giving presentations utilizing simultaneous translation.
The "Wolf of Wall Street" investigation - A look at the investigation from an agent's perspective.
Body language and statement analysis - Reading and sending body language in everyday activities.
Money laundering - Case studies illustrating methods to detect and prevent money laundering.
Terrorism financing - What we know about terrorist groups and their source of funding.
Bitcoin - What's the truth behind the hype.