Expert Witness Services

Since 1994, Barry Nadell has been the established industry expert on the legal issues surrounding employment background screening. Now Barry has had the pleasure of being able to use his expertise in the laws relating to preemployment background screening and the accepted standards and practices relative to the pre-employment screening industry and companies as an expert witness in litigation.

Barry was the founder and owner of InfoLink Screening Services, Inc., a national background screening firm which performed hundreds of thousands of background searches from 1994 until he sold the company in 2006 to Kroll. He acted as the Senior Vice President of the Background Screening division of Kroll (now HireRight) until his retirement December 31, 2007. He was a founding member and served on the board of directors of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) for four years until April 2008 and served as its Co-Chairman in 2006. He has written several articles, been interviewed on television and radio, has spoken at dozens of national conferences for the human resource and security industry including SHRM and ASIS, and authored the first book solely devoted to the legal issues surrounding background screening, Sleuthing 101, Background Checks and The Law, which may be ordered

Barry has been an expert witness in actions relating to the pre-employment screening industry and specifically in background investigations including, but not limited to criminal searches, criminal record databases, credit reports, DMV searches, sex offender register searches, and more. His reports have been used in defense of negligent hiring lawsuits for corporations; however, he can and will serve as an expert witness for individuals. He is well spoken when providing his deposition or in testimony before judges, attorneys, insurance companies and government agencies in Federal and state court trials and arbitrations.


Pre-employment Screening Consulting

Are you convinced your organization is using a screening program rooted in industry best practices and tailored to your specific needs? Who do you rely on to advise you what searches you should be requesting from your background screening partner? As an independent private investigator with many years of experience, Nadell Investigations can provide you with the peace of mind you need that your screening program is legally-compliant and will provide you the critical information you need to make an intelligent hiring decision.

In 1994, Barry formed InfoLink Screening Services, Inc., an employment background screening company which quickly grew nationally and provided services to over 4,000 employers. In 2006, InfoLink was aquired by Kroll, the leading risk mitigation company in the world and Barry Nadell was appointed as Kroll’s Senior Vice President. Barry retired from Kroll in December 2007.

Over the years working for InfoLink and Kroll, Barry consulted corporations regarding which services they should request when background screening and recommended packages based on industry and employee job requirements. Now, through Nadell Investigations Barry continues to directly consult with organizations regarding their background screening programs without any allegiance to any one background screening services provider. Due to his being independent, he can work with any employer no matter which background screening company they use. With total independence, he can recommend the very best program of services for your company and analyze if you are getting the services you expect.