Founded in 1968, Gladding & Michel serves the corporate, insurance and legal communities throughout California and Nevada, Central America, Europe and the Middle East. Its specialties include product liability, retrieving airbag data, locating missing persons and checking backgrounds. The company also performs insurance-related investigations, including casualty, health and disability insurance frauds. Gladding & Michel is a member of the California Association of Licensed Investigators, Global Investigators Network, World Association of Detectives, National Council of Investigation and Security Services and National Health Care Anti Fraud Association. Its clients include American Honda, ARCO, Arthur Anderson Company, B.F. Goodrich, Bavarian Motor Works (BMW), Bingham McCutchen, Bowman & Brooke and Bridgestone.