Joshua J. Larocca leads Stroz Friedberg’s Intelligence & Investigations practice, where he directs a team of investigators, forensic accountants, researchers, and analysts in conducting a wide variety of complex financial crime and misconduct investigations on behalf of corporations, law firms, and financial institutions with a focus on money laundering and corruption matters, as well as investigative due diligence and cybercrime.
Mr. Larocca brings a diverse public and private sector background to his engagements. Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg Mr. Larocca served as a Trial Attorney in the Counterterrorism Section at the Department of Justice, responsible for investigating and prosecuting international and domestic terrorism cases, including terrorist financing, material support, money laundering and economic sanctions matters. In that role, Mr. Larocca worked with the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI), United States Attorney’s offices, members of the U.S. intelligence community, and foreign law enforcement officials on cases involving complex classified evidentiary and discovery problems, international fugitive apprehensions, and sensitive witness issues. While at the Department of Justice, Mr. Larocca lectured on terrorist financing topics for the FBI, the U.S. State Department, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
From 2002 until 2006 Mr. Larocca served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York County. During this time, he presented numerous cases to the grand jury and conducted felony and misdemeanor jury trials while prosecuting a broad array of violent crime, identity theft, and domestic violence cases.
In addition to his government experience, Mr. Larocca developed significant litigation experience at Nixon Peabody LLP. His practice centered on securities litigation, government investigations and international corporate investigations. Earlier in his career Mr. Larocca worked at Citibank Russia, first as Chief of Staff to the CEO of the bank and later as a Relationship Manager.
Mr. Larocca holds an AB in Slavic Languages and Literatures, cum laude, from Princeton University, a JD from Fordham University School of Law, and an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.