Ron Alvarez is an IP Investigations Specialist in New York City. He is a former NYPD lieutenant where he investigated robbery, narcotics, internal affairs, and fine art theft cases. As a private investigator, Ron has investigated international fraud and money laundering cases, as well as conducting 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.