John F. Curran, Executive Managing Director of Stroz Friedberg contributes to the strategic direction of the firm and leads the Intelligence and Investigations practice, which is comprised of several offerings including Forensic Accounting, Investigative Services and Data Analytics. In this capacity Mr. Curran manages a full spectrum of client engagements including, among others, AML/Sanctions compliance, digital forensics, cybercrime, traditional investigations, global multi-year monitorships and many large-scale electronic discovery projects. In addition, Mr. Curran is responsible for overseeing the firm’s anti-money laundering services, which applies an innovative cross-disciplinary data analytics approach for financial transactional monitoring. In his over 10 year tenure at Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Curran has led the global practices for both Electronic Discovery and Digital Forensics and provided senior management over the firm’s largest office located in New York as well as the Eastern U.S. region.
Before joining Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Curran was Counsel for National Security Affairs at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he provided counsel to the FBI Director and other senior FBI executives regarding its counter-terrorism, counter-intelligence, and counter-espionage missions, especially concerning sophisticated electronic surveillance matters. For more than 12 years, Mr. Curran served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. He began his career as a commercial litigator at Skadden, Arps and at Reed Smith.
Mr. Curran has led financial crime compliance technology assessments for the Court appointed Monitor of a large bank, and, on behalf of the Monitor, Mr. Curran led of the overall assessment of two of the bank’s country affiliates’ financial crime compliance programs. In the past, Mr. Curran designed and implemented an anti-money laundering transaction monitoring database for a leading international private bank under a consent decree with the Department of Justice and the Federal Reserve. Mr. Curran was appointed by a federal court to perform an investigation into claims of data spoliation and was appointed Special Master by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York to oversee the review and production of sensitive government records in a class action.