John Moynihan is an internationally recognized expert in investigating and prosecuting financial crimes and money laundering.
John has counseled governments and financial institutions around the world in developing and implementing anti-money laundering initiatives. He played a critical role in the discovery of the Bank of New York’s Russian money laundering case. His recommendations to the U.S. Congress in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks regarding the prosecution of terrorist financing were adopted and became a cornerstone of the Homeland Security Act, which has since been used to prosecute groups and individuals for financing terrorism. John continues to assist the U.S. Department of Justice and the DEA with financial analytical support on worldwide money laundering investigations. To date, he has worked on more than 90 cases and helped secure seizures valued at over $400 million dollars.
John specializes in corporate risk management, intellectual property rights (IPR) protection, asset recovery, litigation support, money laundering investigations, due diligence, legal and regulatory compliance, and security. Early in his career, John was the head of money laundering investigations for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York City field division. After leaving government service, he worked as a Senior Manager in a Big Six accounting firm as the firm’s specialist in money laundering matters. As a private sector consultant, John has pioneered the use of civil RICO cases to target international corporations engaged in money laundering, which thus far have produced settlements totaling over $4 billion dollars. Federal authorities have credited John with identifying a terrorist financing scheme (i.e., cash letter agreements) that the U.S. government had not detected. He continues to maintain appropriate high-level government relationships to investigate money laundering cases on an as-needed basis for federal law enforcement agencies and U.S. Attorney’s Offices throughout the United States.