Shelley has over fifteen years of experience in product and supply chain security field. As a subject matter expert, Shelley has worked with numerous brands across multiple verticals in addressing brand integrity problems such as counterfeiting, grey market, software license abuse, service abuse, and similar issues. Shelley assists clients in assessing risks across their supply chain followed by a strategy to address potential issues. He also supports clients in ongoing execution of the strategy. In addition, Shelley works with clients to develop strong forensic methodology, tools & applications leveraging data analytics, to proactively identify issues in real time.
Shelley was Co-Founder and COO of Vantage Point Analytics, a startup based in the Bay Area that focused on supply chain analytics and counterfeit abatement. Shelley also consulted for Flextronics (the world’s second largest contract manufacturer) and its clients around supply chain matters.
Shelley was formerly Director, Compliance Systems and Investigations at Cisco. The team’s mission was to protect Cisco’s IP rights, maintain the integrity of Cisco’s supply chain, dismantle counterfeit manufacturing, mitigate counterfeit sales activity, and govern Cisco’s sales channels.
Rick has focused on advising clients about anti-counterfeit programs and supply chain integrity for more than 15 years. A partner with the law firm of Sideman & Bancroft in San Francisco, Rick is also a former federal prosecutor, so he brings a disciplined approach to brand integrity issues. A particular focus of Rick’s practice is working with corporations to assist them in internal investigations to determine evidence of fraud and other crimes committed against those corporations, and then working with law enforcement and prosecutors to obtain investigations and prosecutions of entities committing the crimes, through sentencing and restitution.
Rick works with some of the world’s largest and most successful companies, thinking creatively about solving complex problems they face. He lectures frequently and has written key articles about counterfeit issues, gray market fraud, and similar schemes that target significant companies. He also brings an appreciation for the government contributions to solutions, as he was a legislative assistant with a US Congressman, and served as a member of the IP advisory committee to US Customs dealing with trade secret/gray market issues.
Jeff is a partner with Sideman & Bancroft in San Francisco, where he is the managing partner. He counsels corporate clients in matters involving anti-fraud, brand protection and anti-counterfeiting enforcement efforts. This representation includes the conducting of internal and external investigations, often with the goal of referring individuals and entities who have committed crimes against the corporations to law enforcement agents and prosecutors, and in then seeking restitution recoveries on behalf of his corporate clients. Mr. Hallam’s work in this area has focused on crimes involving the trafficking of counterfeit goods, major frauds (including sales and diversion fraud and warranty fraud), employee frauds and thefts, and computer intrusions.
Mr. Hallam has also assisted clients in a wide variety of civil litigation matters involving fraud, unfair business practices, trade secret misappropriation, insider trading, and breach of contract. He brings a common sense approach to sophisticated business problems.
Amanda is a partner with Sideman & Bancroft in San Francisco, where she counsels corporate clients in marketing compliance and brand protection. Amanda has extensive experience advising on brand protection, external investigations, anti-counterfeiting measures, promotions, social media, creative and production services, sponsorships, licensing, co-marketing, rights clearance and more.
In addition to her legal experience, Amanda also has many years of experience working as a marketer for technology companies, where she developed and executed a series of successful marketing campaigns.
Steve is a tax partner at Sideman & Bancroft LLP in San Francisco where he also acts as Chief Financial Officer. Steve represents taxpayers in disputes with the IRS and California tax agencies including audits, administrative appeals, litigation and collection matters. Steve also represents clients in criminal tax matters. In addition to his tax practice, Steve also assists Sideman’s anti-fraud, brand protection and anti-counterfeiting enforcement efforts. Steve’s legal, tax and enforcement background bring a unique perspective to financial matters.
Our Director of Investigations and Audits spent twenty-eight years managing international audits and investigations in high technology companies including the Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computer and Hewlett Packard. He has extensive experience in gray market issues including product diversion, gray market fraud, misconduct by channel partners and the illicit broker marketplace. While at HP, he served as the Global Investigations Manager for HP’s Brand Security Group which conducted investigations into sales and discount fraud, counterfeiting, services and warranty fraud and supply chain losses.
While at Compaq, he was part of a select team which researched and developed the Services and Warranty Fraud audit and investigations program currently in use by HP and later served as the Global Services and Warranty Fraud Investigations
Prior to working in high technology, he served as Deputy Superintendent of the Illinois State Police (ISP), Division of Administration. He has a BS in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and an MS in Police Administration
from Eastern Kentucky University. He has been a Certified Fraud Examiner since 1996 and has taught criminal investigation and white-collar crime courses as adjunct faculty of Hesser College in New Hampshire.