Recovering Assets In The $600 Billion Per Year Counterfeit Goods Industry

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM, May 01, 2017

Damon McCoy and Stephen Gaffigan collaborate to clamp down on the multi-billion dollar per year online counterfeit goods industry, with Damon developing software to identify patterns and trends and Stephen, who represents manufacturers of luxury goods, suing to protect brands and recover ill-gotten proceeds. In one study, Damon made 300 purchases of fake luxury goods online and found that 97 percent were handled by China’s largest three banks.

In this session, Damon and Stephen will discuss the problem, the financial institutions that support it, and how to go about recovering assets from those responsible.


Damon McCoy

Damon McCoy

Assistant Professor, New York University Tandon School of Engineering (New York)


Stephen M. Gaffigan

Founder, Stephen M. Gaffigan, P.A. (Fort Lauderdale)

Target Audience

  • Investigators


  • Asset Recovery

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