Ron Alvarez is an IP Investigations / Protection Specialist and licensed private investigator in New York City. He is a former NYPD lieutenant where he investigated robbery, narcotics, internal affairs, and fine art theft cases. As an investigator, Ron has coordinated the investigations of international fraud and money laundering cases, as well as IP related investigations and research involving the four pillars of IP: copyright, patents, trademarks and trade secrets.
Ron is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and earned a B.A. in Government and Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. He is certified by the Interpol IP Crime Investigators College as a “Transnational and Organized Crime” IP investigator.
He has published a number of articles in PI Magazine:
- Investigating Intellectual Property (IP) Theft (July 2017)
- Conducting Background Field Investigations: Multiple PI’s in Different States on a Tight Deadline (October 2015)
- Expanding our “Imagination Muscles” (July 2015)
- Foster Care Investigations: Parental Locates and Diligent Searches (April 2015)
- The Science of Justice: A Matter of Opinion (February 2015)
- Extreme Fraud: The 419 Scam (June 2014)
- How PIs Can Better Serve the Blind or Visually Impaired Client (February 2013)
- Transitioning from LEO to PI (December 2011)
- Foot Surveillance In Midtown (August 2011)
- Book Review: Art Theft and Forgery Investigation: The Complete Field Manual – The Magazine of Library, Archive and Museum Security (January 2002)
Ron has also been interviewed on the following podcast programs:
- Counterfeit Goods and Organized Crime – Episode 66 – IP Fridays (October 2016)
- Tracking Nigerian (419) Fraudsters – PIs Declassified – Voice America (November 2014)
Ron is a member of the FBI National Academy Associates, a fraternal network of senior law-enforcement FBI/NA graduates from all over the world.
Ron is licensed in New York State.