GRYPHON STRATEGIES

Associate Directors

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS

DIOGO GARNECHO, ESQ.

DIOGO GARNECHO, ESQ.

Associate Director

With more than eight years of legal, research, and investigative experience, Diogo has worked on numerous international and domestic due diligence investigations of corporations and their executives across a variety of different industries, including finance, energy and real estate, among others.

Diogo also works on internal process improvement initiatives. As a fluent Portuguese speaker, Diogo works on Gryphon’s investigations in Brazil, including comprehensive litigation, regulatory and language-specific background checks.

Diogo earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and law degree from Emory University School of Law. Diogo is admitted to practice law in New York.

Email: dgarnecho@gryphon-strategies.com
Phone: 914-730-9053

MANAL JAMAL

MANAL JAMAL

Associate Director

Manal, a fluent Arabic speaker, is an Associate Director working primarily in Gryphon’s investigations and litigation support practice. In this capacity, she identifies, locates, and interviews key potential witnesses for civil and criminal actions regarding matters such as securities fraud, false claims, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Due to her extensive knowledge of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and Arabic-language capabilities, she has played a crucial role in establishing Gryphon’s infrastructure for conducting investigations in the region and providing a robust and actionable intelligence product for the company’s clientele.

Manal graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Arts in Islamic Studies with a concentration in MENA Politics and History. Prior to her graduate education, Manal was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Political Science from Iona College.

Email: mjamal@gryphon-strategies.com
Phone: 914-730-9042

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.

Email: mkazin@gryphon-strategies.com
Phone: 914-730-9038

NIRALI PATEL

NIRALI PATEL

Associate Director

Nirali started as a researcher with Gryphon Strategies and quickly worked her way to the position of Associate Director. Nirali manages a high volume project focused on continuous risk analysis of client transactions in multiple international jurisdictions for occurrences of financial fraud.

In addition, Nirali is key in the development of a substantial team of investigators at Gryphon, some of whom specialize in conducting due diligence in foreign languages. Since joining Gryphon, Nirali has conducted numerous investigations of varying profiles in the U.S. and other countries. Nirali speaks Hindi and Gujarati fluently.

Nirali holds a master’s degree in International Crime and Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware.

Email: npatel@gryphon-strategies.com
Phone: 914-730-9006

“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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