Uniondale, N.Y. – March 28, 2023 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C. announced today that the firm will be co-hosting a cybersecurity seminar with Flushing Bank on March 29, 2023 from 8:30am-10:30am. RMF attorney Alex Bateman will moderate the panel and the speaker panel will include RMF attorneys Richard Frankel & Nicole Osborne along with Flushing Bank’s Senior VP, Security Officer, Reynaldo Tariche, Senior VP, Chief Information Security Officer, Richard White and Senior VP, Digital Fraud Manager, Joanne Mione. The event will be held in Flushing Banks’ boardroom and there will be an option to attend virtually.
The program will discuss topics on the cyber fraud landscape, FBI initiatives and IC3, legal counsel’s role in responding to cyber fraud, cybersecurity insurance issues, Suffolk County cyber-attack, cyber fraud & check fraud cases and cyber fraud prevention & best practices.
Mr. Alex 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. Richard 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.
Ms. Nicole Osborne is a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice Group, Commercial Litigation Department, Employment Practice Group, Health Law Department, and the White Collar Crime and Investigations Practice Group. Ms. Osborne’s practice focuses in the cybersecurity arena as well as federal and state litigation. She has been engaged in numerous cybersecurity engagements ranging across industries and of all sizes. Ms. Osborne’s work includes advising businesses based on their level of cyberpreparedness and conducting risk and threat assessments, incident response planning, immediate incident response and remediation, privacy impact assessments, and defending against enforcement actions, government investigations and private party civil actions. Ms. Osborne is a proud supporter and Board of Directors member of Girls Inc. of Long Island, an affiliate of the nationally organized Girls Incorporated, whose mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Ms. Osborne was named in Long Island Business News in its Ones to Watch. Ms. Osborne is also an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law, where she teaches courses on the Fundamentals of the Law of Cybersecurity.
Mr. Reynaldo Tariche currently serves as SVP Security Officer/Business Resumption Officer for Flushing Bank and is responsible for all internal and external security and investigations for the company. Prior to joining Flushing Bank, Mr. Tariche served for 27 years as a FBI Special Agent in the Los Angeles and New York Field Offices before retiring out to the FBI Long Island Resident Agency. Mr. Tariche worked numerous violations during his tenure as a Special Agent in support of the FBI Criminal Investigative Division and was an FBI S.W.A.T. certified operator and section leader for over 24 years. Mr. Tariche deployed and operated internationally in Afghanistan, Yemen, Africa, and Central America in support of the FBI counter terrorism and criminal missions. Mr. Tariche was the two term elected President of the FBI Agents Association (FBIAA); a private nationally recognized organization made up of over 14,000 Active Duty and retired FBI Special Agents. As the President of the FBIAA Mr. Tariche managed and directed a high volume of lobbying, legal, and charitable activities for the organization. Mr. Tariche developed enduring, professional, non-partisan relationships across the U.S. Government and private sector.
Dr. Richard White is a recognized industry expert in the fields of cybersecurity infrastructure, cybersecurity remediation, and cybersecurity program development. With over 25 years of experience in systems design, security technology implementation and security policy development and enforcement, Dr. White has developed innovative and affordable approaches for the rapid deployment of cyber threat detection and remediation technologies. Prior to his tenure at Flushing Bank as the Chief Information Security Officer, he was the Managing Director for Oxford Solutions. Additionally, he served as the Chief Information Security Officer for the United States Capitol Police where he coordinated and managed all aspects of advanced malware defense, advanced threat detection, incident response, cyber remediation, and containment efforts. Dr. White brings a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional perspective to strategic consulting and cyber security strategy formulation for public and private sector clients. He currently serves as a member of the University of Maryland University College adjunct faculty core and is currently the course chair for the Cybersecurity and Information Assurance capstone course and degree program. Additionally, he served as a member of the legislative branch Chief Information Security Officers Council; and is a former member of the GovNet contributors and advisors’ group. In the government sector, Dr. White continues to provide strategic cybersecurity guidance to the United States Patent Trademark Office, United States Capitol Police, Department of Homeland Security, National Security Agency, and numerous other government agencies as they develop and refine their strategies for cybersecurity.
Mrs. Joanne Mione is Flushing Bank’s Senior Vice President and Digital Fraud Manager. Joanne has 20+ years of experience in the field of bank operations. Mrs. Mione’s operational skill set has been fundamental in prior roles related to procedure management, internal audit, and risk management. This experience, coupled with strong knowledge of bank payment channels and regulations, is a direct result of her most recent focus around bank fraud. Mrs. Mione’s work primarily involves leading a team of fraud and investigation managers, along with analyst staff in fraud prevention and detection efforts. Mrs. Mione is responsible for development of the Bank’s Fraud Risk Policies and fraud mitigation strategies. Mrs. Mione appreciates the delicate balance of fraud mitigation, strategic initiatives, and customer experience.
Flushing Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: FFIC) is the holding company for Flushing Bank®, an FDIC insured, New York State—chartered commercial bank that operates banking offices in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and on Long Island. The Bank has been building relationships with families, business owners, and communities since 1929. Today, it offers the products, services, and conveniences associated with large commercial banks, including a full complement of deposit, loan, equipment finance, and cash management services. Rewarding customers with personalized attention and bankers that can communicate in the languages prevalent within these multicultural markets is what makes the Bank uniquely different. As an Equal Housing Lender and leader in real estate lending, the Bank’s experienced lending teams create mortgage solutions for real estate owners and property managers both within and outside the New York City metropolitan area. The Bank also fosters relationships with consumers nationwide through its online banking division with the iGObanking® and BankPurely® brands.
Additional information on Flushing Bank and Flushing Financial Corporation may be obtained by visiting the Company’s website at FlushingBank.com.
For over 50 years, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., headquartered in Uniondale, has built a reputation as one of the region’s leading providers of innovative legal services. Its attorneys are practical, experienced advocates who measure their success by their clients’ success. Cornerstone groups in all major practice areas of the law are represented at the firm, including corporate and securities, corporate restructuring & bankruptcy, commercial lending, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate, employment, not-for-profit, cybersecurity and data privacy, energy, and trusts and estates. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.
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