Predictions and assessments founded in fact are critically important to inform litigation, corporate decision making and deal strategy. Intelligence Options employs forensic and investigative tactics to provide reliable analyses that empower clients to accomplish their objectives. Protecting our clients against fraudulent, manipulative and conspiratorial activities threatening their success is a core component of what we do best. 

Our investigators are led by an unparalleled level of expertise focused to meet each client’s needs.  From intervention tactics to operations coordinated with law enforcement authorities, we do more than uncover the reasons for problems. We employ an international network of associates focused on one primary mission - responding to challenges and facilitating opportunities for success.


70% of companies suffered fraud in the last year, losing 5% of their annual revenues on average as a result. 

How could fraud detection

and prevention improve your bottom line?

With a 60% M&A failure rate and 2 out of 3 executives dissatisfied with how their firms prepare for deals.

How could expert deal

diligence help your

company succeed? ​


U.S. Companies impacted by data breaches suffer an average loss of $5.4 million per incident. 

How much could

your ignorance

​cost you?



  • M.A., Criminal Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 1993

  • B.S., Criminal Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 1990

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

  • Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)

David P. Linkletter

Managing Director

David P. Linkletter is the Managing Director of Intelligence Options, LLC.  He represents clients including multi-national corporations, financial firms, private institutions, governments and high net-worth individuals in investigations relating to complex financial crimes, including fraud, money laundering, bribery and corruption.

David draws on more than 36 years of combined public and private sector investigative experience related to money laundering and other complex financial crimes, organized crime and narcotics.  He is a certified anti money laundering specialist (CAMS) who has led numerous high-profile investigations on behalf of international banking institutions.  These investigations facilitated improved controls related to Know-Your-Client (KYC) and compliance initiatives underway at the banks by exposing and remediating money laundering related to violations of intellectual property rights and other suspicious activities occurring via transactions involving Asia, Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.

Prior to joining Intelligence Options, David conducted complex financial crime investigations as a Detective-Investigator in the Economic Crimes Bureau of the Suffolk County (NY) District Attorneys Office.  Before that, he gained 10 years of private sector investigations experience working for multi national corporations, proving instrumental in investigations leading to major civil litigation victories for his clients.  His time in the private sector was preceded by serving 20 years with the New York City Police Department, where he conducted and supervised investigations for the NYPD Crime Control Bureau, the Kennedy Airport Narcotics Smuggling Task Force, the Auto Crime Division, as well as the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau.  

David also has experience handling security and executive protection assignments and performing institutional risk evaluations related to terrorism and theft.  He has advanced training and certifications in internal investigations, high intensity drug trafficking, dignitary protection, counter terrorism and special weapons.  Additionally, he has received extensive training by the U.S. Treasury Department and has served as a specially designated U.S. Customs criminal investigator.


  • State of New York Licensed Private Investigator 

  • State of Florida Licensed Private Investigator 

  • High Intensity Drug Trafficking (HIDTA)

  • Dignitary Protection

  • Internal Investigation

  • Counter Terrorism


  • New York

  • California

  • New Jersey

  • Florida

  • Washington, DC

  • Connecticut


  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies

  • M.S., Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  • B.S., Computer Science, Fordham University


  • American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS International)

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE)

lara N. Yaverian


Intelligence Options LLC Assistant Managing Director Lara N. Yaverian specializes in open source intelligence, technological data retrieval, digital forensic analysis, due diligence investigations, and internet governance. She has a strong background in technology law, as well as investigations surrounding intellectual property misappropriation, including researching counterfeit operations and trademark and patent infringement.

Lara works closely with clients and their legal counsel to identify and scrutinize litigants, providing support in case proceedings to bring matters to a successful resolution. She has spent several years researching intellectual property violations, such as online auctions of counterfeit luxury brand merchandise, and using her expertise in deep web searches to expose and eliminate illicit web content violating client ownership rights of popular children’s entertainment characters.

Lara also analyzes corporate entities and individuals to support trial strategy, such as a recent investigation of a matrimonial litigation matter where she was retained to reveal details of the opposing party, which included the recovery and analysis of court documents across various states exposing the father’s violent criminal history and resulting in a limitation of visitation rights and a successful outcome for the client. In another recent representative matter, she conducted workplace investigations involving allegations of discrimination, sexual harassment, and other employment issues on behalf of a large hotel group, including data retrieval of an inventory of former employees and their litigious activities against the company.

Lara’s other investigative activities include performing social media due diligence inquiries to determine an individual’s identity and internet presence, as well as relationship mapping of professional and personal connections. She also conducts financial fraud investigations and dispute diligence, where the information she uncovers provides critical support of legal action and assists in identifying hidden assets to satisfy judgments.


  • B.A., magna cum laude, Communications, University at Albany, State University of New York, 2006

Daniel S. Brecher

Senior Investigator

Intelligence Options LLC Investigator, Daniel S. Brecher, procures political, business and human intelligence for clients seeking information about individuals, companies and business and political opportunities and threats. Daniel also researches relationships between individuals, companies and organizations to help his clients understand events impacting their success and tracking parties causing or threatening to cause them business or reputational harm.

Daniel retains several years of experience as an Investigative Due Diligence Associate where he performed comprehensive due diligence investigations on individuals and entities in order to alert clients to risk, disclosure issues, and potential negotiation points. Daniel has experience in serving a range of clients, including fund of funds, investment banks, sovereign wealth funds, private equity firms, institutional allocators and family office investors.


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