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2021.06.10 Joint NYACT - NICB Medical Seminar
Thursday, June 10, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
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Joint NYACT - NICB Medical Seminar 

Thursday, June 10, 2021
9:00am - 11:00am

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The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and the New York Anti-Car Theft & Fraud Association (NYACT) will be conducting a Medical  Seminar as a virtual event on June 10, 2021. Attendance will be open to members of NYACT, NICB and Law Enforcement personnel ONLY.

9:00am – 9:15am
Kevin Gallagher, Regional Director, NICB
Abby Curro, Executive Director, NYACT
Nichole Soriano, Chair, NYACT 

9:15am – 10:00am
Investigations From The Perspective of EUOs and Verifications, Leading to Intelligence Gathered and Patterns Developed
Michael Benjamin Gerstein Esq.
James D. Blumenthal Esq.
Alex R. Garriga Esq.
Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg LLC 

Michael Gerstein is a partner at Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg’s Philadelphia office. Michael handles a variety of SIU first-party and third-party litigation matters throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Additionally, Michael routinely assists insurance carriers with coverage evaluations associated with a variety of first-party claims ranging from property losses, jewelry thefts, medical benefits, and everything in between.

Jim Blumenthal is manager of Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg’s New York City office. An experienced trial attorney, Jim specializes in defending all aspects of SIU litigation in both New York and New Jersey. Jim also is involved in investigating first-party automobile claims through aggressive examinations under oath and other investigative endeavors.

Alex Garriga is an attorney with Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg whose primary focus is on the defense of New York first-party No-Fault matters. Alex has substantial experience in initiating declaratory judgment actions on behalf of insurers against medical providers, as well as their patient assignees, based on policy violations such as failure to appear for scheduled EUOs and/or IMEs, failure to comply with an insurer’s verification demands, and rate evasion, to name a few.

10:00am – 10:45am
Preparing For and Handling Parallel Civil and Criminal Investigations and Lawsuits
Frank S. Goldstein, Esq., Managing Partner
Goldstein Law Group

Frank S. Goldstein is the founder and managing partner of Goldstein Law Group, a premier AV-rated law firm concentrating on the investigation, detection and litigation of fraudulent insurance claims. Mr. Goldstein concentrates his practice on the civil prosecution of insurance fraud claims and the defense of insurance matters, including personal injury protection (PIP), bodily injury and uninsured/underinsured motorist claims. Mr. Goldstein serves as lead counsel in civil actions and recoveries, totaling multi-millions of dollars, and has filed several major civil fraud actions against organized crime rings, on behalf of major insurers.

Goldstein was recognized as Insurance Attorney of the Year at the annual Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC) conference in 2013. In 2014, Mr. Goldstein was named Best Insurance Lawyer by Leaders in Law and his firm was recognized as Best Law Firm with less than 25 attorneys. Mr. Goldstein previously served on the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud Strategy Task Force, was a member of the Florida Insurance Council for Fraud Reforms and Legislation and has been a board member for the Medical Claims Defense Network (MCDN) for more than 20 years. He is a licensed and approved instructor by the State of Florida and Florida Bar. Mr. Goldstein speaks throughout the country and has been a featured presenter at the statewide fraud conferences in Virginia, Minnesota, Michigan, Florida and New York.


  • You must register to be vetted and attend the event.
  • If you already have a NYACT profile, please sign in and register under your profile.
  • Anyone not preregistered and vetted will be removed from the training.
  • You will need have your name accurately displayed for vetting purposes.
  • This meeting will be conducted on the ZOOM platform. A log-in link will be sent to you the day prior to the event.

Your Certificate of Attendance will reflect however you input your information so please use proper sentence case when completing registration (ie: Jane Smith, ABC Insurance Company).