15+ Years of Experience
CGI was founded in 2005 by Robert W. Seiden, Esq. After a decade serving as a public prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, Robert took his experience and investigative acumen and founded Confidential Security & Investigations ("CSI"). After a rebrand, Confidential Global Investigations was born and CGI has been serving clients around the world for the past 15+ years. Our clients are high net-worth individuals, corporations, investment firms, and litigators that use our abilities to strategize, think creatively, and gather hard-to-get intelligence to inform their business practices and interests.
Robert Seiden, Esq., President
Robert W. Seiden is a former prosecutor, lawyer, global forensic investigator, court-appointed receiver, and founder and President of CGI. As an attorney for over 30 years, Robert has tried over 50 cases (criminal and civil) and recovered many millions of dollars for clients in the United States and globally. With the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, Robert investigated and prosecuted cases of money laundering, fraud, embezzlement, and other white collar and violent crimes.
Since leaving government, Robert has successfully run several investigation businesses and a boutique law firm. Robert specializes in global asset recovery, large global judgment enforcement cases and receivership over businesses. He oversees CGI’s team of forensic investigators that includes forensic accountants, computer forensic experts, CPA’s, retired FBI agents, ex-intelligence officers, investigative analysts and field investigators throughout the globe, with concentration in China, Eastern Europe, offshore and in the Americas.
An expert in global investigations and asset recovery, Robert has spoken at various conferences regarding the enforcement of US court orders and international asset recovery. Over the past decade, Robert was chosen by the United States Department of State to participate in global presentations on international money laundering, terrorist financing and other international issues with leaders of government and law enforcement from Hong Kong, China, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
In addition to his work with CGI, Robert is also a successful attorney and acts as Managing Partner of New York-based boutique litigation firm, Seiden Law LLP, an unrelated entity.