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Christopher H. Rising
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

Christopher H. Rising has served Global Risk & Investigative Diligence's Chief Operating Officer since the firm's inception in March of 2011. Mr. Rising former NYPD Inspector and Special Counsel to the Police Commissioner, brings more than 27 years of experience in law enforcement, investigations, criminal justice, crisis management and government administration to GRID.

In his current role, Mr. Rising oversees a wide array of corporate functions related to the firm's management, legal affairs and strategic development. Mr. Rising also serves the project manager on the firm's most critical engagements, including coordinating the security and investigative services for a publicly traded corporation with operations in the U.S. Mexico, and Europe; managing the due diligence and needs of a multi-billion dollar hedge fund, and directing internal investigation and forensic accounting support for a major New York based construction company.

Prior to joining GRID, Mr. Rising served as the Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of Giuliani Security & Safety, LLC, a global consultancy firm founded by former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani.

Mr. Rising also served 20 years with the New York City Police Department, starting as a patrol officer and advancing through the ranks to the executive position of Inspector. Over the course of his NYPD career, Mr. Rising developed a wide range of experience and expertise, serving as a legal advisor, commander, and manager of various NYPD executive, operational, investigative, and public affairs divisions. As the commander of one of New York City's largest patrol precincts, Mr. Rising was responsible for the development and implementation of policing and counterterrorism plans for several of Brooklyn's most sensitive and high-profile infrastructures. Mr. Rising also served as the Commander of the NYPD's Vice Enforcement Division, where he held city-wide responsibility for investigations involving illegal gambling, human trafficking and the sex trade, and as the Commanding Officer of the NYPD's Office of Public Information, where he served as the department's representative to media outlets and was responsible for coordinating its public statements, announcements and press releases.

As an attorney, Mr. Rising served as Special Counsel to the Police Commissioner, providing legal, managerial, and strategic advice on matters affecting the policy, operation and the administration of the NYPD.

Mr. Rising received his Juris Doctorate from St. John's University School of Law. Mr. Rising also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from St. John's, and since 2000 has served as an adjunct member of the University's faculty. Mr. Rising has lectured at various seminars and has appeared as a contributing analyst on CNN.