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Waterfront Intelligence keeps a pulse on issues at the forefront of litigation and corporate investigations. We regularly feature new posts on topics important to us, and share news and events we think you should know.

Pump-and-Dump Schemes: How to spot them

Investor Beware: How to Spot a Pump and Dump Scam This securities con, by its purest definition, happens when a group of executive officers or investors inflates the value of a publicly traded company’s stock, only to sell when the price hits the ceiling. Once the...

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Vetting Your Donor

Vetting your donor Protect your organization's reputation by shining a light on your funding source A massive ripple swept across the art community this year. Famous for donating extraordinary amounts of money to museums, hospitals, and even universities, a wealthy...

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Vetting a charitable organization

Vetting a charitable organization Making sure major gifts don’t put your company’s reputation at risk. When Help Hospitalized Veterans raised $168 million over three years, the organization’s donors believed their money would assist people returning from the Iraq War....

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Top M&A trends for 2019

Megadeals ruled 2018, and most analysts see more of the same ahead—with some important caveats. We’ve reviewed forecasts for 2019 M&A deal activity, and the outlook is generally positive. But as many reports point out, a deal is only as good as the due diligence...

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Highlighted Cases of 2018

Our official second year in business was wonderful at Waterfront. We took cases ranging from defense of executives accused of fraud and putting together evidence for a variety of civil and criminal trials, to untangling opaque corporations and figuring out assets...

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Q&A with John Cline

Q&A with John Cline From representing Oliver North, to arguing before the Supreme Court, to hearing a federal judge’s rare apology, renowned defense attorney John Cline shares key moments from four decades in practice. Bruce Gerstman, Waterfront Intelligence For...

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Who is trying to ruin our reputation?

Who is trying to ruin our reputation? A developer came to me when its planned new housing community hit a snag, after years of effort and millions in sunk costs. An anonymous group of neighbors opposed to the development had launched a website to derail the...

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Waterfront Intelligence Newsletter

Waterfront Intelligence keeps a pulse on issues at the forefront of litigation and background investigations. Each month, we’ll feature a new blog post on a topic important to us, and share news and events we think you should know.