David Thompson

David Thompson
David Thompson
Partner and VP, Operations
Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc.
David Thompson, CFI, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc. (WZ), as well as strategic planning in the evolution of interview and interrogation content. David has also served as the Director of Investigations for WZ providing him the opportunity to manage a variety of cases while conducting interviews and consulting on investigations ranging from theft and fraud to sexual harassment and homicide. As an instructor, David has created customized training programs, presented at seminars, hosted a variety of webinars as well as conducted live broadcasts of training.
David has also played an integral role in the ongoing evolution of content and innovative teaching methods. Developing training that is presented in a virtual broadcast venue, creating opportunities for distance learning and contributing to some of WZ’s newest technology. He has also led the creation of numerous customized curriculums including a major program for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, serving as the Deputy Program Manager.
David is recognized as an expert in the interview and interrogation domain and has collaborated with members of the Innocence Project, Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth and other academic partners to further the enhancement of interview protocols throughout the U.S. David has contributed opinions for a variety of cases, argued for legislative changes, contributed to amicus briefs and has been cited by the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for his involvement on the topic of interview and interrogation.

Speaking in:

June 22
2:30 pm3:00 pm
Interrogation methods have come a long way over the last several decades ranging from physical torture to understanding the importance of empathy.  This session will highlight this evolution and focus on the specific issue of showing understanding during an interview through a strategic approach.  The art of rationalization and rapport building is founded on the ability to develop an… Read more