PQA attorney Tom Mulvihill was honored on November 11, 2011 by the Society of Investigators of Greater Newark (“SIGN”). The group gave Mulvihill a Special Recognition Award for his work on behalf of a SIGN officer, who was served with a subpoena by a defendant in a pending insurance fraud lawsuit seeking information that related to an ongoing criminal investigation by the New Jersey Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor. Mulvihill successfully moved for a protective order quashing this subpoena, as well as a similar subpoena served on the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), another PQA client.
The Society of Investigators of Greater Newark was formed 1966 by a group of law enforcement and corporate security representatives from the Newark NJ area, and has since grown far beyond te Essex County area. Membership today is more than 325 strong, and includes local, county, state and federal law enforcement representatives from Bergen County to Monmouth County. Agencies represented include the Division of Criminal Justice, Enforcement Bureau, Gaming and Wildlife, Gambling Commission, State Police, Office of Inspector General, Motor Vehicle Commission and Office of the Public Defender. On a Federal level, our membership consists of FBI, Secret Service, DHS, Postal Inspectors and ICE. In the corporate sector, SIGN’s members include investigators and attorneys from the auto insurance, health insurance, banking, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and trucking industries.