James G. Mottola is a Vice President of Data Privacy, Investigations and Security for Porzio Compliance Services. Mr. Mottola has more than 25 years of experience in the United State Secret Service including serving as the former Special Agent in charge of the Newark Field Office of the United States Secret Service. Mr. Mottola leverages his experience to counsel and advise clients on matters of informational and physical privacy, security, data protection, site protection and defense, incident response, and other compliance related matters.
Jim works with schools, businesses, and organizations with to provide a strategic perspective, in a wide range of investigative situations. He advises clients in the areas of investigation and risk mitigation to help businesses either prepare for events or to reduce risks covering multiple scenarios, including white collar investigations, financial fraud prevention, and cyber-crime threat mitigation. He has experience leading and managing personnel in both national and international criminal and civil investigations.
Before Porzio, Jim was the Director of Forensic Investigations and Risk Mitigation Services at Sobel & Co. He developed his unique forensic investigation skills during his years as a Special Agent in the New York, Phoenix and Frankfurt, Germany office and culminating in his role as the Special Agent in Charge of the Newark Field Office in New Jersey. Jim holds a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification from ASIS, a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification offered by ISACA, and a Masters of Management, specialization in Organizational Change.