NEW YORK & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EXIGER, the global regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance firm today announced the appointment of Daniel R. Alonso as managing director and general counsel.
Mr. Alonso joins EXIGER from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, where he most recently served as the Chief Assistant District Attorney during the first term of District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. While there, he advised the District Attorney on a broad range of matters, including those related to financial crimes, money laundering, securities and banking crime, and corruption. He was also the author of the first publicly-issued policy by a local prosecutor’s office regarding the standards to be used in charging business organizations, patterned after the Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations.
Prior to the DA’s office, Mr. Alonso was a litigation partner at the international law firm of Kaye Scholer LLP, where he focused on internal investigations, white-collar defense, and civil litigation; and was the federal-court-appointed receiver of IATrading.com, whose principal perpetrated a Ponzi scheme that defrauded more than 300 investors. Before joining the private sector, Mr. Alonso was the Chief of the Criminal Division in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he served for nine years in total as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Mr. Alonso was the first prosecutor to call “Wolf of Wall Street” Jordan Belfort as a cooperating witness for the United States in the trial of Stratton Oakmont’s outside auditor. He also oversaw the fraud investigations and subsequent corporate monitorship agreements with the Bank of New York and the New York Racing Association, among others. In 2009, Mr. Alonso served as Special Counsel to the New York State Senate in its investigation of former Senator Hiram Monserrate.
“Dan’s experience as a litigator at the highest levels in both the public and private sectors is a tremendous asset to EXIGER,” said Michael Cherkasky, Executive Chairman of EXIGER. “His understanding of the intricacies of the financial crime landscape will be critical as we continue to build a world-class firm devoted to helping financial institutions and multinational corporations solve some of their largest and most sophisticated financial crime and compliance challenges.”
Mr. Alonso recently served as co-chair of the New York State White Collar Crime Task Force, is a past chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Council on Criminal Justice, and is currently a member of the Board of Editors of Business Crimes Bulletin. Between 2007 and 2009, he served by appointment of the Governor of New York as a member of the New York State Commission on Public Integrity. In 2009, Mr. Alonso received the John J. McCloy Award from the Fund for Modern Courts for his contributions to improving the judicial system. He is a four-time recipient of the Justice Department’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and has received the Henry L. Stimson Medal, given by the New York City Bar Association to outstanding federal prosecutors in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He also served as law clerk to the Honorable Joseph W. Bellacosa of the New York Court of Appeals.
“I’m thrilled to join this stellar team of compliance, legal and corporate investigations professionals that have come together to form EXIGER,” said Mr. Alonso. “Multinationals and financial institutions are facing some of their greatest challenges as they attempt to navigate the most complex global regulatory environment in history. I look forward to the opportunity to help business leaders strategically address and resolve these critical matters.”
Mr. Alonso received his Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from Cornell University, and his Juris Doctorate from the New York University School of Law.
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EXIGER is a global regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance firm. EXIGER arms financial institutions and multinational corporations with the practical advice and solutions they need to prevent compliance breaches, respond to risk, remediate major issues and monitor ongoing business activities. EXIGER was initially launched to lead the court-appointed monitorship of HSBC – the largest, most comprehensive monitorship to date. EXIGER works with regulators in the US, UK and around the world to evaluate the effectiveness of HSBC’s money-laundering and sanctions compliance controls across its 6,300 offices in 75 countries around the world. In addition to its monitorship work, EXIGER works with clients worldwide to assist them to effectively manage their critical compliance challenges while developing and implementing the policies, procedures and programs needed to identify and avoid them in the future. EXIGER is based in New York City and London. For more information, please visit: www.exiger.com