Adam Frey is a managing director at K2 Intelligence in its U.S. Investigations and Disputes practice. Adam helps clients to mitigate risks associated with litigation, alleged misconduct, major investments, corporate hiring, and third-party relationships, as well as to ensure that their anticorruption and international financial sanctions policies and procedures are effective and up to date. His clients come from a range of sectors and industries—including financial services, law firms, insurance, healthcare, nonprofit organizations, and the government.
Adam also works closely with the firm’s Regulatory Compliance practice as a key member of several of K2 Intelligence’s independent consultant teams. In that capacity, Adam works at the direction of federal, state, and/or international regulators to monitor and assess global financial institutions’ compliance with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) enforcement actions and related consent orders. As part of K2 Intelligence’s independent consultant teams, Adam helps lead K2 Intelligence’s reviews of the institutions’ BSA/AML and/or sanctions compliance programs, policies, and procedures.
Adam’s work spans a spectrum of investigative matters, including internal investigations into potential corruption, fraud, or other malfeasance; risk and compliance assessments; and due diligence. He also manages litigation and arbitration support engagements, which frequently include a combination of asset searches, witness interviews, document review, data analytics, and public records investigative work.
Prior to joining K2 Intelligence, Adam worked as a Senior Intelligence Analyst at the New York Police Department (NYPD) Intelligence Division, where he worked with senior detectives to manage the department’s counterterrorism investigations.
Prior to the NYPD, Adam was an associate at an international law firm based in Washington, D.C. His practice focused on complex litigation; white collar criminal defense, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations; international sanctions; and advising U.S. corporations on the extraterritorial application of U.S. laws.
Adam also has extensive experience in Middle East foreign policy, having served as a professional staff member on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee responsible for Middle East and South Asia policy and also having worked as a policy analyst at a Middle East policy–based think tank while living in Melbourne, Australia. Adam began his career as a research assistant at a Middle East policy think tank in Washington, D.C.
Adam received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. from Duke University.