Dorothy Haraminac encourages collaboration and transparency in the investigative industry to engender strength in best practices and propel the industry forward. She provides consulting and testimony in criminal and civil litigation, including complex commercial disputes as well as matrimonial disputes. Her firm provides risk management for physical and digital asset security, including executive extraction, risk assessments (fraud, cyber, and traditional), and process recommendations. Ms. Haraminac’s expertise includes traditional and cryptocurrency asset tracing, oil and gas operator disputes, royalty interest disputes, fraud examinations, IP and trade secret theft, lost profits, and other economic damages. She used financial forensics to develop and testify to her expert opinions on cryptocurrency assets held by and on behalf of an individual, becoming one of the first U.S. court-qualified experts on bitcoin asset and cryptocurrency tracing. Ms. Haraminac showed that accounting records released through a data breach were, in fact, business records and could be relied upon to determine asset concealment.
Ms. Haraminac serves on the Council of Science and Engineering for Houston Baptist University (HBU) where she provides industry insight and builds strategic partnerships to guide HBU’s cyber engineering degree program. She serves on the Litigation Forensics Board for the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) where she provides insight for maintaining valuation standards and credentials. Ms. Haraminac also volunteers her time to train law enforcement, attorneys, and executives on cybercrime risk, blockchain compliance and implementation, and gathering evidence in emerging technology such as bitcoin, cryptocurrency forks, and other blockchain tokens. Ms. Haraminac received the Houston ACFE Speaker of the Year award and was recognized as one of NACVA’s 40 Under 40 honorees in 2019.