Jordan Arnold is a senior managing director in K2 Intelligence’s New York and Los Angeles offices, and head of the firm’s Private Client Services practice. With more than 15 years of investigatory and legal experience, he leads complex engagements on behalf of high-profile and high-net-worth individuals, family offices and their advisors, and private and public entities, as well as financial services and law firms.
At K2 Intelligence, Jordan is frequently called upon to help individuals and families navigate—in real time—critical and sensitive situations, including matters involving extortion, stalking, physical and cyber threats, privacy violations, and travel security. He also leads K2 Intelligence teams that conduct deep background research into close hires, such as household and family office staff, and evaluate counterparties ahead of high-dollar purchases, such as of art and real estate.
For corporate clients, Jordan has directed an array of investigations and incident response assignments, including into allegations of fraud, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, theft of trade secrets, insider misconduct, and data breaches.
For both private and business clients, Jordan routinely conducts proactive investigations to develop evidence of corporate and individual wrongdoing, including the use of covert techniques, and provides law enforcement referral and liaison services.
Prior to joining K2 Intelligence, Jordan served as an Assistant District Attorney at the New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney’s office. In his final assignment, Jordan led development of and headed the Financial Intelligence Unit, and served as a senior investigative counsel in Major Economic Crimes.
As a prosecutor, Jordan routinely worked with the Major Case Squad of the New York Police Department (NYPD) on some of Manhattan’s most sensitive investigations, involving abduction, extortion, stalking, bank robbery, and art crime, including art fraud, as well as thefts committed within the police headquarters, judicial chambers, cultural institutions, and luxury hotels. One of these investigations resulted in the return of a stolen Salvador Dali watercolor, and the conviction of its thief.
Jordan’s homicide prosecutions included that of Nicholas Brooks, for the domestic violence murder of Sylvie Cachay at a private club, and a member of the Bloods street gang for an execution-style killing. Also assigned to the Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit, Jordan directed proactive, long-term investigations that dismantled gun and drug trafficking crews.
Jordan was twice recognized by the NYPD for meritorious service and his courtroom work has been quoted by publications including the New York Times, Guardian, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, and New York Daily News, and covered by CNN, BBC, CNBC, and 48 Hours.
Jordan received his J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School and his B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany.