James Tendick leads Renaissance’s Washington DC office. He is responsible for providing the highest level of incident response for fraud and white collar crime investigations, background and due diligence investigations, financial and digital forensics, electronic discovery and expert witness services to law firms, leading corporations and government agencies.
Mr. Tendick is a former United States Postal Inspector (USPIS) and Supervisory Agent with over 26 years of investigative experience and specialized knowledge of fraud schemes and financials crimes. During his last six years as an agent, Mr. Tendick set up and supervised a team of agent fraud specialists within the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), Criminal Division’s Fraud Section. This team was responsible for the investigation of complex domestic and international high priority USDOJ investigations and prosecutions of a wide variety of federal white collar crimes and associated money laundering activities.
Mr. Tendick and his team have been involved in highly complex and publicized investigations, most notably including: As the case agent for the corporate financial statement fraud investigation of the American International Group, Inc and General Re Insurance; as the supervisor and assisting case agent for the R. Allen Stanford $7 billion investment fraud investigation and prosecution; as the supervisor for an investigation of a multi-national energy corporation that was prosecuted in a propane gas price manipulation scheme; and as U.S. task force leader and case agent for an enforcement task force operation with the USDOJ, Netherlands Ministry of Justice and Amsterdam Police targeting several Nigerian/West African criminal networks operating advance fee fraud and money laundering schemes resulting in U.S. indictments, extradition to the U.S. and convictions via plea agreements and at trial of all named defendants.
Mr. Tendick has received numerous awards and letters of commendation for his contributions during his career, including the USDOJ Criminal Division Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Law Enforcement Partnerships, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Outstanding Contribution to International Law Enforcement Award, and two Chief Postal Inspector Awards, the highest honor given by his agency for superior investigative performance. Mr. Tendick has been a guest speaker and lecturer at law enforcement and private sector sponsored forums related to financial fraud and white collar crimes, including the USDOJ National Advocacy Center and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He was also a regular lecturer and Subject Matter Expert for USPIS fraud investigation training courses and projects.
Mr. Tendick is a Certified Fraud Examiner and maintains a US Government Top-Secret Clearance.