Background Screening Expert Witness
Barry Nadell
Phone: 818.422.6257

California: Bureau of Security and Investigative Services: License No. PI 23883


Nadell Investigations, LLC
President / Sole Proprietor, January 2004-Present. Chatsworth, California
Expert witness and consulting services on the legal issues of employment background screening.
Licensed Private Investigator.

Senior Vice President, Background Screening, March 2006-December 2007. Chatsworth, California.
Kroll acquired the company I co-founded, InfoLink Screening Services and merged our operations into its Background Screening division. At the time of our acquisition, Kroll was a global risk management firm with 4,000+ employees in 65 offices and a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC). The background screening division is now part of HireRight and Kroll is a division of Duff & Phelps.

Form I-9 Compliance, LLC
President & Co-Founder/Owner, January 2005-2007 (sold interest in company). Newport Beach, California
Co-founded the first federally approved Designated Agent of the Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration for electronic employment eligibility verifications through E-Verify integrated with our technology for paperless processing of Form I-9s.

InfoLink Screening Services, Inc.
President / Co-Founder/Owner, 1994-March 2006 when sold to Kroll. Chatsworth, California
Prior to our acquisition by Kroll in March 2006, InfoLink Screening Services was one of the most respected companies in the employment background screening industry, recognized for our thought leadership and industry expertise in the SMB segment. Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act providing background screening on employees and job applicants nationwide.

Nadell Insurance Services, Inc., Chatsworth, California
President/CEO, 1974-Continue to maintain licenses
Insurance and Financial Planning

Aspen Communications, Inc., Encino, California
President/CEO, 1991-1994
Direct Marketing Consulting – Infomercial Consulting


Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Bachelor of Science Degree, February 1968 – Finance Degree

The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Advanced Degree- Chartered Life Underwriter-Approx. 1976
Advanced Degree- Chartered Financial Consultant-Approx. 1979


Sleuthing 101, Background Checks and The Law” available through Amazon, and other bookstores including PI Magazine, SHRM and ASIS. Distributed by BRB Publications.


  • National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Founding Member & 4 year Board Member – Co-Chairman of the board 2006
  • Association of Consumer Reporting Agencies (Founding Member)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association – Labor & Employment Section (AM)
  • California State Bar Association – Labor & Employment Section (AM)
  • Department of Homeland Security Southwest Emergency Response Network (M)
  • Employment Screening Guideline Committee of ASIS International (M)
  • Employment Management Association (M)
  • American Bar Association – Labor & Employment Section (AM)
  • American Society for Industrial Security (M)
  • Association of Threat Management Professionals (M)
  • Society for Human Resources Management (M)
  • Professionals in Human Resources (M)
  • National Human Resources Association (M)
  • Northern California Human Resources Association (M)
  • National Speakers Association (AM)
  • Employer Advisory Counsel (M)
  • Los Angeles County Hotel/Motel Group (M)
  • Southern California Business Association (M)
  • American Management Association (M)
  • National Council of Investigation & Security Services, Inc. (M)


In 2004, Barry was honored by Professionals in Human Resources Association ( with the Excellence in Human Resources Award for his valuable contributions to the field of Human Resources.

In 2002, InfoLink Screening Services was honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal by being awarded the Emerging Growth Award at its Family Business Awards ceremony.

In January 2002, Barry was asked to assist Assemblyman Rod Wright in the California Legislature in drafting bills to amend AB655. This effort culminated in the drafting of AB 1068 and AB2868 which became law September 2 8th.

Advisory board member, Recruiting Trends providing thought leadership and articles. Sponsored by Kennedy Information.

Contributing consultant:

National Advisory Board: President & CEO Magazine

Instructor: Human Resource Assistant Academy, Los Angeles Valley College International WHO’S WHO of Entrepreneurs

Semi-Finalist: 2002, 2000, 1999 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Invitee: Inc. Magazine’s 1999-2002 Listing of Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. Expert Witness: Negligent Hiring Case

National speaker on the legal issues of conducting employment background screening.

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – 2000 & 2005 Annual Conventions & various State Conventions
  • Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) – 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004,2005, 2007 Annual Convention & Various Chapter Meetings
  • American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) – 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 Annual Convention & Chapter Meetings
  • National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Annual Conference
  • Association of Threat Management Professionals (ATAP) – 1999 & 2002 Annual Convention
  • Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) – 1999, 2001, 2002 Annual Convention & Chapter Meetings
  • College and University Professional Association for HR (CUPA-HR) – 2004 and 2005 National convention and various regional conventions including Midwest Region and Southern Region
  • National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) – 2007 and 2008 National Convention
  • California Association of Health Services at Home (CAHSAH)
  • Pre-Employment Screeners Conference – 2004 Annual Convention
  • International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM)
  • HR Florida Annual 2007 Convention (SHRM affiliate)
  • HR Southwest, HR Conference & Expo (SHRM affiliate) – 2004 and 2007 Annual Conference
  • HR Houston’s Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues – 2003 Annual Conference
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • California Association of Temporary Staffing Services (CSP) – 1998/1997 Annual Conference
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
  • Labor Law Seminar
  • California State University, Northridge Langsdorf Hall
  • Marketing & Admissions Professionals for Seniors
  • Ralcorp HR Presentation
  • American Correctional Association
  • Employer Advisory Council
  • California Rental Association – 1998 Annual Convention
  • Association of Christian Schools International – 2003 Annual Convention
  • Western Food Service & Hospitality Exposition – 2005 Annual Convention
  • Human Resources Independent Consultants – 2005
  • Employment Management Association of Southern California – 2005
  • Human Capital Management Conference
  • Kennedy Recruiting Conference 2007
  • Eli Research Audio Conference
  • Stockton Lorman Conference
  • EDD of Marin County
  • Labor Law Seminar
  • Lorman Educational Seminar – “Background Checks & The Law” – 2007. “How to Build an HR Department” – 2004
  • American Camping Association – 2005
  • National Association of Professional Employer Organizations
  • Los Angeles and Santa Clara County Bar Assoc. (Labor & Employment Law Section)
  • University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) – Guest lecturer – Human Resources Certificate Program
  • National Human Resources Association – Chapter Meetings
  • Pacific Coast Paper Box Manufacturers Association
  • Health Care Association of Southern California Los Angeles
  • Industrial Distributor Association
  • The Human Resources Knowledge Network VanBeurden Insurance Services
  • Southern California Museum Security Directors Roundtable
  • California Association of Health Services at Home Risk Insurance Management Society
  • California Parking Association
  • California Hospice Association – Teleconference
  • Plumbing-Heating-Cooling-Contractors Assoc. Employer Advisory Council
  • Eastside Administration Committee of CPA’s
  • Health-Care Association of San Diego
  • Hotel Security Chiefs Association
  • Sales & Marketing Association of Los Angeles
  • Orange County Adjusters Group
  • Health Care Management Association
  • Association of Legal Administrators
  • California Credit Union League – 1997 Annual Convention
  • CareAmerica Compensation Client Seminar
  • American Payroll Association
  • Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Various Law Firms – Qualified for CE Credit


ABC World News with Peter Jennings
Media One Prime Time Talk with Christi Mattola KFMB TV (CBS Affiliate)
Bloomberg TV with Lane Bajardi (2 separate occasions)
WUSA TV (CBS Affiliate)

Radio Interviews – Over 180 live talk radio shows nationwide over 36 month period


Recruiting Trends On-Line Magazine
“For 2008, Seven Free Ideas an Employer Can Implement to Avoid a Bad Hire” December 2007

Recruiting Trends On-Line Magazine
“Are Workers’ Compensation Claims an Issue?” February 2007

Sarbanes Oxley Compliance Journal
“The Importance of a Complete Background Check” August 2005

Advance for Respiratory Care Practitioners
“Know thy Co-Worker, Thorough Background Checks Create Safer Workplace” November 2004

Hotel, Casino/Resort Security
“Screening Expert: New Laws Make Checks of Terrorists And Other Employees Easier” November 2004

Security Management
“The Cut of His Jib Doesn’t Jibe” September 2004

Workforce Magazine
“Convicted Felons, Please Don’t Apply” May 2004

Church Business
“Catch for Us the Foxes – Even in the Church, Background Checks Are a Necessity” April 2004

Fairfield County Business Journal
“High unemployment spurs need for background checks” February 2004

Nursing Spectrum
“Perfecting the Job Application.” February 2004

Employment Practices Liability Consultant
“Avoiding Disasters in the Hiring Process” An Interview with Barry Nadell, CEO and Founder, InfoLink Screening Services, Spring 2003

Loss Prevention & Security Journal
“Needless Risk- Are you conducting background searches illegally?” June 2003

Los Angeles Daily Journal
“Employee Pending Bills May Amend the Law on Background and Reference Investigations” August 2002

Hotel Security Report
“Employee Screening Today: The Information is there, But Be Careful How You Use It” March 2002

Contingency Planning & Management
“Medical Firm Screens Out Human Error” January 2002 Network News
“Security ABCs Begin with ID”, January 2002

Occupational Health & Safety
“Is Your Corporate Culture On Drugs?” October 2001

Access Control & Security Systems Integration
“Heightened Hospitality: Hotels Provide Security Among Guests’ Amenities” June 2001

Security Products Magazine
“Employee Files-Digging Deeper: How Far Should You Go with Background Screening” May 2001

Parking Magazine
“A Safe Workplace Begins with Safe Hiring” May 2001

Human Resource Executive Magazine
“Just Say No” April, 2001

President’s Magazine
“Screening=Long Term Aid To Temporary Hiring” April 2001

HR Magazine
“Outsourcing Background Checks” March 2001

Go2SMB Partner Update
“A Safe Workplace Begins with Safe Hiring” March 2001

Yahoo! Finance
“Dealers who Screen Find Barrel’s Bad Apples” March 2001 The Northern California

Human Resources Association HR Bulletin
“How to Avoid the Employee from Hell-Legally” February 2001

Woman Motorist
“Dealer Hiring” February 2001

Human Capital Magazine
“Exterminator Avoids Bite” January 2001

Mortgage Matters
“Hiring Employees; Know What You Are Getting-Or Getting Into” November 2000

Western Growers and Shipper Monthly
“Nervous About Making a Hiring Decision? You Should Be” June 1998 Published by the

Security Management
“Timeliness of Records Now Critical” March 1998, Published by The Society for Industrial Security

California Veterinarian
“FTC Flexes Muscles On Consumer Rights Affecting All Employers” January/February 1998,
Volume 52, No. 1, Published by the California Veterinary Association

“FTC Flexes Muscles On Consumer Rights Affecting All Employers” January/February 1998,
Published for the Staffing Industry

The Temporary Bulletin
“Pre-Employment Background Screening of Temporary Employees, A Growing Necessity In Reducing Agency Risk”

“Steps to Prevent Hiring The Employee From Hell”
Published as a three part series in 1996-97 by The California Association of Temporary and Staffing Services

The ProEmp Journal
“FTC Flexes Muscles On Consumer Rights Affecting All Employers” December 1997, Published
for Professional Employer Organizations

California Labor & Employment Law Quarterly
“FTC Flexes Muscles On Consumer Rights Affecting All Employers” Fall 1997, Volume 11, No.
Published by the California Bar Association

The National Parking Association
“Background Screening of Job Applicants”, October 1996,

California Association of Health Services At Home CAHSAH Bulletin
“Pre-Employment Background Screening and Drug Testing” August 1996

Contemporary Times Published by the National Association of Temporary and Staffing Services
“Steps to Prevent Employee Nightmares” Summer 1996

The Five Point Background Check, Not Whether You Should, the Issue Today Is The Adequacy of The Background Check

Kroll study on the use of Databases vrs. Accessing County Court Records

What To Look for in a Form I-9 Service Provider

I-9 State Laws

Better Safe Than Sorry: Conservative Approach to Act Interpretation Is Best Bet for Arizona Employers

To Tough To Die

Employment Physicals, a growing trend among both large and small employers

Properly Using Background Checks

Considerations for Drug Testing in the Workplace