ASSESSING EXPOSURE. MITIGATING RISK.
COUNTERING THREATS. CREATING VALUE.


Expertise

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.


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

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diligence help your

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LEADERSHIP

Education

  • 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 30 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.

CERTIFICATION

  • State of New York Licensed Private Investigator 

  • State of Florida Licensed Private Investigator 

  • High Intensity Drug Trafficking (HIDTA)

  • Dignitary Protection

  • Internal Investigation

  • Counter Terrorism

LICENSURE

  • New York

  • Florida

Education

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

  • B.S., Computer Science, Fordham University

Affiliations

  • American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS International)

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE)

lara N. Yaverian

Managing Senior Investigator

Intelligence Options LLC Managing Senior Investigator Lara N. Yaverian specializes in the area of technological data retrieval and is experienced in Intellectual Property Law, digital forensic analysis, vigilance investigations and internet governance. She has a strong background in investigations surrounding intellectual property misappropriation, including copyrights and investigations in the determination of the current ownership and usage of trademarks and business names for corporate clients.

Lara works closely with clients and their legal counsel to identify and investigate subjects of litigation, providing support in case proceedings to bring matters to a successful resolution. She has spent several years identifying and eliminating online auctions selling counterfeit merchandise on behalf of luxury consumer brands, and, using her expertise in computer forensics, to take down illicit web content violating client ownership rights of popular children’s entertainment characters.

Lara also conducts investigations on corporate entities and individuals to support trial strategy, such as a recent investigation of a matrimonial litigation matter where she was retained to uncover details into the background of the opposing party, which included the recovery and analysis of court documents across various states; revealing the father’s 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 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.

In 2018, Lara expects to receive a Master of Science degree in Forensic Computing from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.​

EDUCATION

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

Daniel S. Brecher

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.

EDUCATION

  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    (B.S., M.A.)

Nicolette Saponaro

Investigative Researcher

Intelligence Options LLC Investigative Researcher Nicolette Saponaro performs due diligence research for clients seeking information about individuals, companies and businesses and political opportunities and threats.

Prior to joining Intelligence Options, Nicolette held an internship at one of the world's leading security solutions groups where she gained experience in performing fraud field inspections of claimants receiving compensatory benefits, researched data pertaining to fraud cases and collected admissible evidence of fraudulent activity.

Nicolette holds a Bachelor of Science degree as well as a Master of Arts degree from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

EDUCATION

  • B.A., cum laude, Political Science, State University of New York New Paltz, 2008

AFFILIATIONS

  • Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE)

Christina Siess

Investigator

Intelligence Options LLC Investigator, Christina Siess, has experience conducting due diligence, FCPA and internal/external fraud investigations. She has performed hundreds of reputational due diligence investigations, including domestic and international due diligence cases in connection with fraud probes, mergers, acquisitions, and anti-corruption FCPA compliance for Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, she has worked closely with financial institutions, local government, non-profit organizations as well as law enforcement agencies to enhance New York City based fraud prevention programs.

Christina’s professional experience includes working as an investigator, an intelligence analyst and a consultant. During her career, Christina has gained experience with qualitative research, process analysis/development, internal control vulnerability and fraud prevention techniques. She has developed a mastery of litigation, regulatory disclosure and media (including social media) research tactics during complex investigations.

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