RMF Attorneys Russell H. Stern, Andrew T. Garbarino and Richard M. Frankel to Present & Alex G. Bateman to Moderate Crisis Management 2023 CLE Seminar

Uniondale, NY – March 13, 2023 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., announced today that the firm will be hosting a CLE Seminar titled, “Crisis Management 2023” on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, from 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. The seminar will open up with keynote and presenter, Michael Brodack, FBI, SAC NYC Field Office. Along with Michael Brodack, the panel will include RMF attorneys Russell Stern, Andrew Garbarino and Richard Frankel, and will be moderated by RMF attorney Alex Bateman.

The CLE program will address the legal response to a crisis, the legal and practical implications of dealing with crisis scenarios and a discussion of avoidable crises. If you are interested in registering for this event, please visit Crisis Management 2023 – CLE Program Tickets, Wed, Mar 29, 2023 at 5:30 PM | Eventbrite.

Mr. Bateman is co-chair of the firm’s Health Law Regulatory and Transactional Group. He is also the chair of the White Collar Crime and Investigations Group and a member of the Corporate Governance Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bateman was a trial attorney with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office where he investigated and prosecuted cases in the areas of felony street crimes, organized crime, narcotics, sex crimes and political corruption. Mr. Bateman’s work primarily involves representing healthcare professionals and companies in the areas of federal and state criminal and regulatory matters, such as Medicare/Medicaid fraud and professional disciplinary proceedings. He is active in developing and implementing corporate compliance programs for hospitals and other healthcare providers. He also works in white-collar criminal defense, including government funded and private insurance fraud and abuse cases.

Mr. Stern serves as counsel to a broad spectrum of mature business ventures and entities, as well as an array of entrepreneurial endeavors. He is outside general counsel to several of Long Island’s largest privately owned companies for whom he provides advice and guidance on all aspects of corporate and business matters. Mr. Stern regularly represents clients in the manufacturing, telecommunications, distribution, energy and fuel development, distribution and resale, transportation and logistics, aggregate, mining, materials, and waste management fields. He also regularly advises private issuers and principals with respect to fund formation, operations, and compliance matters in his active private equity practice. Mr. Stern serves clients as lead counsel on all types of corporate transactions including private placements, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance, planning and strategies, licensing, manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements. Over the past several years, Mr. Stern has successfully negotiated business and personal disputes to the clients’ satisfaction in excess of $750 million. He works closely with his litigation colleagues and is a client resource for practical business, corporate and negotiation support.

Mr. Garbarino is the co-chair of the White Collar Crime and Investigations practice and a member of RMF’s Health Law Department as well as the Not-For-Profit, Securities Regulation and Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice groups. Mr. Garbarino currently represents corporations, hospitals, law firms and individuals, including CEO’s, CFO’s, lawyers, bankers and members of law enforcement, as well as hundreds of physicians and healthcare professionals accused of (or victimized by,) criminal, professional or other misconduct. Mr. Garbarino possesses significant experience dealing with regulatory authorities, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and state authorities including the Office of Professional Medical Conduct, (OPMC), the Office of Professional Discipline, (OPD), and the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG). He has also counseled law firms and attorneys facing inquiries by Attorney Grievance Committees and addressed matters involving the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

Mr. Frankel served for more than 25 years in public service, the majority of his career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Serving as Of Counsel at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C., Mr. Frankel’s practice focuses on Cybersecurity and White Collar Crime & Investigations. A recognized authority in complex investigations, asset recovery, cyber issues and crisis management, Mr. Frankel also provides regular insight on terrorism, criminal and intelligence related matters. Mr. Frankel led several FBI field divisions as the Special Agent In-Charge. Mr. Frankel is also Chief Executive Officer of a strategic crisis management, intelligence and security advisory firm dedicated to helping clients, financially and physically, mitigate exposure and minimize loss by integrating technology with specialist knowledge, including human and deep source intelligence, by combining open source cyber and surveillance intelligence in order to address current and emerging threats to multinational corporations, governments, and non-governmental organizations as well as private individuals across four main areas: intelligence, counter-terrorism, cyber security, and critical infrastructure protection. In addition, Mr. Frankel served as the Associate Director of National Intelligence and Senior FBI Representative to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence with the responsibility for overseeing and managing domestic intelligence relationships. Mr. Frankel was the principal liaison with external entities and advised the Director on all issues related to the intelligence relationship between the Intelligence Community and its Domestic Partners.

Mr. Brodack began his career as an FBI Special Agent in 2002 and was assigned to the FBI New York Field Office in Manhattan where he investigated international counterterrorism cases originating in Africa as well as domestic counterterrorism matters.  In 2012, Mr. Brodack was named Supervisory Special Agent of a new Cyber Counterterrorism squad in New York to target online homegrown violent extremists.  In 2014, he was selected for a 12-month assignment as Assistant Inspector in the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Mr. Brodack served in the Newark Field Office as the Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge (ASAC) responsible for the Cyber Intrusion, Complex Financial Crime, Public Corruption and Civil Rights Programs in New Jersey from 2015 to 2019.  He completed his second Washington, D.C., tour in 2021 as the FBI Cyber Division Senior Executive Liaison to the Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).  Since January 2022, Mr. Brodack has been the Special Agent-in-Charge (SAC) of the Criminal Division for the FBI New York Field Office responsible for all Complex Financial Crime, Organized Crime, Public Corruption, Civil Rights and Violent Crime Programs, and he is the first chairperson of the New York Office’s new Diversity & Inclusion Executive Committee. Before entering the FBI, Mr. Brodack worked as an attorney for American Express and as a CPA/Financial Services Auditor for Price Waterhouse.