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Associate Directors

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS

MICHAL KAZIN

MICHAL KAZIN

Associate Director

Michal has been a key player in Gryphon’s due diligence operations, working on numerous international and domestic due diligence cases. Michal liaises with clients to establish project budgets and scopes, and is a key team member responsible for tailoring due diligence projects to the needs of our client base. Michal speaks Hebrew fluently.

Prior to joining Gryphon Strategies, Michal worked on research and evaluation projects in a number of countries in Africa and Asia. She holds a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from SUNY, Purchase.

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Phone: 914-730-9038

MEGAN MAHAFFEY

MEGAN MAHAFFEY

Associate Director

Megan is an Associate Director for Gryphon’s due diligence practice. In addition to honing her investigative skills at Gryphon, Megan spent nearly two years on secondment with a major financial institution, where she participated in the due diligence review process with the bank’s compliance department. Megan is well-versed in the investigative process, and has conducted domestic and international research on high-profile companies and individuals for pre-deal due diligence.

Megan holds two Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Cincinnati.

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Phone: 914-730-9041

LAURA MARVELLI

LAURA MARVELLI

Associate Director

Laura co-manages the due diligence workflow and is responsible for the daily administration, review and delivery of casework to clients. Laura joined Gryphon in 2015 and during her tenure has worked on and directly managed numerous domestic and international due diligence cases. Prior to her current role, Laura managed a team of investigators working on a high-volume project focused on verifying the sources of wealth of private wealth banking clientele.

Prior to joining Gryphon Strategies, Laura worked as a field surveillance investigator, conducting investigations related to workers’ compensation and disability fraud. Laura graduated magna cum laude from Marist College with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology.

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Phone: 914-730-9035

LISA VEGA, ESQ.

LISA VEGA, ESQ.

Associate Director

Lisa is a Senior Associate focusing primarily on anti-money laundering (AML) investigations and high-risk due diligence background screenings. She serves as team leader for the AML-focused investigators at Gryphon. Lisa is responsible for implementing and consistently updating the firm-wide training program, training new employees on investigative methods and Gryphon’s protocols, as well as continually improving their skills and processes. In addition to her roles as team leader and trainer, she conducts domestic and international investigations into high-profile organizations and individuals.

Prior to her work at Gryphon, Lisa held a number of Civil Rights focused internships in addition to internships advocating for the rights of women and domestic violence victims. Lisa earned a Juris Doctor from the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and is admitted to the New York Bar. Prior to attending law school, she was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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Phone: 914-730-9032

“Supposing is good, but finding out is better.”- Mark Twain. Our vast international experience allows us to tailor investigations to the regions in which we operate and find the information our clients need. Investigations should never be approached with a “One Size Fits All” mentality.

– Manal Jamal, Associate Director

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