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Nicholas Casale
Prior to founding Casale Associates, Nicholas Casale had an impressive career in law enforcement and counter-terrorism. Mr. Casale received a US Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Education Program Scholarship and graduated St. Francis College with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and sociology before joining the New York Police Department.
With the NYPD, Mr. Casale worked his way up the investigative ranks to the prestigious position of Detective First Grade. As a detective, Mr. Casale worked with the Police Commissioner's Office of Management, Analysis and Planning, and served as the Confidential Aide to the Chief of Department, the highest ranking NYPD officer.
Mr. Casale participated in many confidential organized crime investigations targeting traditional La Costa Nostra and emerging Russian mobsters. Nick was assigned to the NYC Transit Authority Law Department to develop procedures governing for-hire vehicles and assisted in writing the NYPD's disorder control guidelines and rapid mobilization plan.
In 1996, Mr. Casale was asked to become more involved in counterterrorism operations and accompanied then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to Israel to observe counter-terrorism initiatives.
After being recognized for his actions during the terrorist attacks of September 11th, Mr. Casale was assigned to the newly created NYS Office of Homeland Security.
Mr. Casale retired from the NYPD to join the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as the agency's first ever Deputy Director of Security for Counter Terrorism. At the MTA, Mr. Casale commanded the joint infrastructure task force and was responsible for reducing the agency's vulnerability to terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
As Director, Mr. Casale understood the enormous impact transportation has on the City and its economy. Mr. Casale quickly assigned detectives to the FBI's Joint Terrorist Task Force, Homeland Security and the NYPD's counter terrorism and intelligence bureaus. Director Casale challenged the Authority's entrenched ways of doing business, demanding that vendors and contractors working on major capital projects be screened.
Mr. Casale strongly believed that terrorists would infiltrate the City's critical infrastructure by posing as workers on municipal contracts. The task force working under Mr. Casale oversaw $250 million in counter terrorism funding which quickly led detectives to identify unscrupulous contractors with close ties to organized crime that were defrauding the MTA out of hundreds of millions of dollars.
Mr. Casale was tasked with reducing the agency's vulnerability to terrorism and weapons of mass destruction and protecting eight million daily straphangers riding NYC subways, a million daily bus passengers, 750,000 vehicles crossing MTA bridges and tunnels and 500,000 commuters traveling into Grand Central Terminal and Pennsylvania Station every day.
Today, many high profile law firms, hedge funds, accounting firms and film companies’ use us. Our motto is “the integrity professionals.”
Respected defense attorney Bruce Cutler used Casale Associates during legendary rock promoter Phil Spector’s murder trial of in Los Angles. And more significant, the United States District Court in Manhattan appointed Mr. Casale bail monitor for Bernard Madoff.
Today, Casale Associates is considered by many to be the go to firm, multi-state licensed to conduct investigations into the causes and origin of, or responsibility for, crimes, fires, libels, losses or accidents, and the securing of evidence to be used before a trial court in civil or criminal cases
District Courts in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia have accepted Mr. Casale’s credentials in cases involving murder, inter-state transportation of under aged women for prostitution, racketeering, corruption and bank fraud.
Equally, state courts in New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin have also accepted Mr. Casale’s credentials as a licensed private investigator and expert witness.
Mr. Casale continues to speak about investigations, transportation security, counter-terrorism and police procedure.
Forensic Investigations; 
Homicide Investigations; 
Criminal Investigations.
American Society for Industrial Security; 
International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts; 
Retired Detectives of the City of New York Police Department; 
Detectives Endowment Association; 
Fraternal Order of Police;
New York Shields;
Associated Licensed Detectives of New York.
Awards & Medals:
Certificate of Merit, New York State Office of Court Administration, 1977;
Exemplary Service Medal, Community Service Commendation, Meritorious Police Duty, Excellent Police Duty and September 11, 2001 medals, NYPD;
New York Police Foundation, Award of Excellence, 1990;
City of New York Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, "Cop of the Month, 1990;
New York Police Department, Commissioner's Exemplary Service Award, Hon. Lee Brown, 1990;
Governor's Award, New York State Executive Chamber, Enabling Legislation, Motor Vehicle Tax Stamp, Hon. Mario Cumno, 1992;
"Outstanding Investigation," New York Retired Detectives Association Award, 1996;
"Excellent Investigation," New York Police Department, Chief of Detectives, 1996;
Governor's Award, New York State Executive Chamber, Certificate of Appreciation Office of Public Security, Hon. George Pataki, 2002.
Mary Catherine Benedetto
Mary Catherine Benedetto has experience in compiling investigative reports to guide clients and attorneys, conducting legal research to assist litigation, and drafting correspondence to government agencies to advocate for clients' pressing concerns.
Ms. Benedetto is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bar.
Mary Catherine graduated the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, College of Literature, Science and the Arts receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies with honors in 2007.
Ms. Benedetto is a graduate of Temple University's James E. Beasley School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctor in 2011.
She interned with the Bucks County and Philadelphia District Attorney's Offices and has experience interacting with prosecutors, law enforcement officers and witnesses on trial matters. In addition, Mary Catherine was an intern with the New Jersey Attorney General's Office, Criminal Division, assisting prosecutors in all aspects of investigations. She also interned with the Honorable Mary C. Jacobson in the Family and Chancery Divisions of the Superior Court in Mercer County, New Jersey.
Louis R. Anemone
Chief Lou Anemone is a 35-year veteran of the New York Police Department. For the last five years of his tenure, he was Chief of the Department, the highest ranking officer in the N.Y.P.D.
Chief Anemone is noted for his role as one of the co-developers of the Compstat Unit which gives commanders a snapshot view of preliminary crime statistics. In 1996, Compstat received national recognition as a recipient of the Ford Foundation and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government award for Innovations in American Government.
During his tenure with the N.Y.P.D., homicides were reduced 60%, violent crime dropped 50%, and police use of deadly force fell 60%.
As the former chairman of the NYPD Firearms Discharge Board, Chief Anemone is an expert on the tactical use of deadly physical force by police officers and has been retained to review police-involved shootings.
Chief Anemone spent five years as the chairman of the NYPD's Firearms Review Board, investigating over 1,000 police involved shooting.
Chief Anemone runs our consulting & critical incident response group which specializes in assisting attorney that seek to evaluates Federal, State and Municipal law enforcement agencies as well as private security companies involved in a shooting incidents.
Lou frequently lectures around the country about police involved shootings, Compstat, domestic violence and transportation security.
Chief Anemone served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Nyack Hospital and was a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way.
In addition, Chief Anemone served as the Deputy Director of the New York State Office of Public Security in the immediate aftermath of the attacks of September 11th 2001, and most recently as the inaugural Deputy Executive Director of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York where he was credited with improving the security efforts of subways and railroads.