John Moscow is well known and highly respected in the field of white collar criminal law, where he has spearheaded and been involved in some of the most complex frauds cases over the past 25 years. He led the investigations and conducted prosecutions involving money laundering and fraud at Bank of Credit and Commerce International; bank fraud in Caracas, Venezuela; the corrupt A.R. Baron & Co., Inc., stock brokerage; the Beacon Hill money laundering case in New York and theft by top Tyco, Inc., executives.
Mr. Moscow spent 30 years with the New York County District Attorney’s Office. He served as the Chief of the Frauds Bureau (1986 - 1988) and Deputy Chief of the Investigations Division (1988 - 2004) and investigated and prosecuted cases involving international bank and tax fraud, securities fraud, theft, fraud on governmental entities and fraud in money transfer systems—money laundering. He works frequently with bank and securities regulators at the state and federal level and abroad.
Mr. Moscow’s current practice involves advising and representing financial institutions in avoiding and dealing with regulatory and civil and criminal litigation matters and representing white collar criminal defendants in investigations and at trial. His specialty is in dealing with complex facts and unprecedented legal issues.
Mr. Moscow frequently lectures and publishes in the fields of banking regulation and financial crime. He is the author of Money Laundering: A View from North America (London School of Economics Financial Markets Group, 2002) and other articles for central bankers. He also recently published, “The War Against Terrorism: What Do Prosecutors Need?” in How to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Richard Pratt ed., 2005). He has been a featured lecturer at the Cambridge International Symposium on International Crime for more than a decade and has also lectured at the World Bank and the London School of Economics. Mr. Moscow was a member of the FinCEN Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group (2003 - 2004) and is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.
Mr. Moscow is a member of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he has served on the Criminal Law, Professional Responsibility, Judicial and Professional Ethics Committees.