Richard D. Gibbins
Richard Gibbins has over thirty (30) years investigative experience in both the public and private sector, earning a reputation for investigative excellence. Mr. Gibbins has 13 years experience in law enforcement; ten (10) of those years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Additionally, he handled all investigative and security related matters in the 15 western states of the U.S. and Western Canada for Amoco Corporation, a fortune 10 oil & gas company, operating from Denver, Colorado. He was also responsible for worldwide investigative issues for Compaq Computer Corporation at their corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas.
His experience is varied, as evidenced by handling such issues as:
- Led an investigation resulting in criminal prosecution of Federal Mail and Wire Fraud and Felony Theft charges against a supervisor of accounting and a financial analyst who developed a scheme of forming fictitious companies and directing payments of hundreds of thousands of dollars to themselves;
- Identified an employee of a major oil company who forced contractors to perform personal favors such as building his home and purchasing his vehicles, in return for obtaining company business, which resulted in a successful civil prosecution against the employee and the identification of numerous contractors participating in the schemes;
- Led an investigation that resulted in the criminal prosecution of an employee of a major oil services company and a contractor who were involved in the illegal payments of kickbacks totaling over $2MM to the employee, plus the recovery of significant proprietary equipment from the contractor;
- Identified organized international criminal affiliations with the principals of the clients acquisition target, saving them embarrassment and potential financial difficulty;
- Conducted a security and risk vulnerability assessment of a gold mining operation in Nevada.
Mr. Gibbins was recruited to develop an investigative function for Compaq Computer Corporation in 1988, the fastest growing company in the history of American business at that time. He developed an investigative protocol and staff with responsibility for investigations resulting in the recovery of proprietary equipment and technology in the millions of dollars, with hundreds of arrests and convictions.
Mr. Gibbins has represented multi-national corporations, small privately held companies, and high net worth individuals in issues ranging from theft, fraud, and conflicts of interest to complex Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, traveling to such places as India, the Middle East, Russia, Africa, and throughout Europe. Additionally, he consults with clients on security best practices, helping to create an environment for intelligent solutions for business risk.
Mr. Gibbins was the founder and twice elected President of the Southwest Chapter of the High Technology Crime Investigators Association and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.