James Mottola

James G. Mottola, MS, CPP, CISM
Director, Forensic Investigations & Risk Mitigation Services
(973)-994-9494 ext. 167 | james.mottola@sobel-cpa.com
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James Mottola is a Director of Forensic Investigations and Risk Mitigation Services, bringing an extensive background spanning nearly three decades in leading and managing personnel in both criminal and civil investigations in national and international environments.  Jim’s unique forensic investigation skills were honed during his years serving in the United States Secret Service, evolving from his earliest experiences as a Special Agent in the New York, Phoenix and Frankfurt, Germany office and culminating in his role as the Special Agent in Charge of the Newark Field Office in New Jersey.

Jim adds significant value for the firm and its clients combining a hands-on approach with a strategic perspective and a wide range of investigative situations covering multiple scenarios including white collar investigations, financial fraud prevention, and cyber-crime threat mitigation.  His expertise in investigative, protective and administrative operations complements the training and expertise of the professional team in place in the Fraud and Forensic Practice and broadens the scope of services we can provide.    

Credential and Professional Associations

  • Certified Information Security Manager, Information Systems Audit and Control Association
  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP), American Society for Industrial Security
  • Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), US Department of State
  • International Association of Financial Crime Investigators, IAFCI
  • Advisory Board Member, Vigitrust
  • Association for Corporate Growth, ACG
  • Adjunct Professor, Caldwell University, School of Business
  • Member of Business Resource Council
  • Lead Advisory Member for Metro One Security Solutions

Community Involvement and Philanthropy

  • Chairman, Charity Golf Tournament – Marine Corp Law Enforcement Foundation
  • Board Member, New Jersey Women in Law Enforcement (NJWLE)


  • Whittier College, Whittier, CA – Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • College of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, NJ – Masters of Science, Management