Daniel Mascaro consults with clients on investigative strategies for complex international investigations, investigation program development, and protection of company assets. He specializes in the areas of sales and discount fraud (grey marketing), warranty and services fraud, and other white collar crimes. He also assists clients with mitigating their brand risk through the practical application of investigative findings to enhance program efficacy.
Mr. Mascaro has over thirty-five years of experience in both public law enforcement and corporate investigations. Prior to joining Sideman & Bancroft, he spent twenty-eight years managing international investigations of major frauds in high technology companies including the Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computer and Hewlett Packard. He served as the Global Investigations Manager for HP’s Brand Security Group and was the lead investigator on multiple cases of discount and warranty fraud referred to federal law enforcement for prosecution in the US. Mr. Mascaro has extensive experience managing international investigations and received HP Global Security’s highest award for his work in a multinational criminal case resulting in a conviction for wire fraud and money laundering.
While at HP, Mr. Mascaro developed and delivered specialized training for investigators on brand related issues and conducting ethical investigations. He worked on a cross functional team responsible for updating and rewriting HP’s investigative governance documents. While at Compaq, he served on the team which originally researched and developed the Services and Warranty Fraud program currently in use by HP and later served as the Global Services and Warranty Fraud Investigations Manager.
Prior to working in high technology, Mr. Mascaro served as Deputy Superintendent of the Illinois State Police (ISP), Division of Administration where he co-developed and managed I SEARCH, an innovative program for the prevention, investigation, recovery and unification of missing and exploited children. After leaving the Illinois State Police, Mr. Mascaro joined Digital Equipment but maintained involvement in the missing children’s issue. He was appointed by the US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to serve on the National Advisory Board of the Missing and Exploited Children Comprehensive Action Plan project and also served as a consultant to OJJDP where he conducted peer reviews of other federally funded projects involving missing and exploited children.
Mr. Mascaro 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.
*Please note: Mr. Mascaro is not an attorney.