PRESS RELEASE: Steven J. Bonafonte Named General Counsel of The Connecticut Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

June 26, 2012

HARTFORD,: Attorney Steven J. Bonafonte of Pullman & Comley, LLC has recently been named General Counsel of the Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). 

 In this role, Steve will be the legal advisor to the Board of the Connecticut ACFE Chapter, will assist in providing relevant legal continuing education programs and will serve as a resource for anti-fraud legal needs for Chapter members and/or their clients.  

“Our Chapter is honored to have Steve as our General Counsel,” said Sharon M. Grindle, president of the Connecticut Chapter of the ACFE and a partner in the accounting firm of Lenkowski Lonergan & Co., LLP.  “His experience and knowledge will greatly assist not only our Board, but our Chapter members as well.  We look forward to a long relationship with Steve.”

Steve is a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Business, White Collar Defense & Corporate Investigations and Cybersecurity, Privacy and Infrastructure Protection practices.  Prior to joining the firm, Steve served in a variety of roles at a Fortune 100 financial services company, including as principal anti-fraud legal advisor.  In this role, Steve developed legal anti-fraud protocols and directed major case investigations and filing of affirmative civil anti-fraud RICO litigation against suspected fraudulent medical providers.  Immediately prior, he spent over eight years conducting corporate internal investigations such as embezzlement, anti-money laundering, corporate compliance and other related code of conduct and financial crime matters.   Steve also served as enterprise privacy/corporate compliance officer and as principal legal counsel to several diverse internal business groups including Information Technology (internal compliance, vendor contracts), Marketing and Communications (legal review and compliance) and Global Sourcing (cross-border data transfer, business continuity).

Steve received his B.A. from Gettysburg College and his J.D., cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law.  He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). 

About the Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners:

Established in 1992, the Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud. Examiners is a local chapter of the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Connecticut Chapter provides timely localized training and networking opportunities to its members to assist them with obtaining the required continuing professional education requirements of the Certified Fraud Examiner certification.  It is comprised of members from several different industries including public accounting, finance, law enforcement, medical, insurance, banking, education, government and legal.

About Pullman & Comley LLC

Pullman & Comley, LLC provides a wide range of legal services to clients in the New England region, as well as throughout the United States.  In addition to corporate and business law, the firm’s major practice areas include environmental, health care, litigation, public and commercial finance, property valuation, real estate and trusts and estates.  The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and White Plains.  For more information, please visit www.pullcom.com.