Kevin Barrows is responsible for conducting traditional corporate fraud investigations, reputation risk and due diligence efforts, and supervising computer forensic and computer crime assignments.
From 2003 to 2005, Kevin Barrows was the Vice President, Deputy General Counsel at Stroz Friedberg, LLC, a consulting and technical services firm specializing in computer forensics and electronic discovery. Mr. Barrows supervised numerous high profile computer forensic and electronic discovery assignments for major law firms and fortune 500 companies, and testified for the government as an expert in US v. Martha Stewart on computer forensic issues. Mr. Barrows also led large scale money laundering and internal investigations for major financial institutions. From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Barrows was a Special Agent with the FBI, New York Division, assigned to investigate white collar crime. During his six years as an FBI Agent, he directed major investigations involving securities fraud (including those involving insider trading, broker bribery, market manipulation and Internet-based touting), identity theft, financial institution fraud and international money laundering, which required intensive document analysis and in-depth interviews of persons with relevant knowledge to uncover complex illegal schemes. Mr. Barrows was the lead case agent on two of the largest white collar crime cases in US history. The first, in June of 2000, was a multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency securities fraud case that culminated in the arrest of over 120 individuals, including members of several organized crime families, on stock fraud, labor racketeering and money laundering charges. For his role in this case, Mr. Barrows received the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for Outstanding Contributions in Law Enforcement. The second, in 2002/2003, involved the investigation and criminal prosecution of a group of individuals who stole over 30,000 identities through the unauthorized computer-based accessing of personal credit information. Mr. Barrows has testified on many occasions in trials and before grand juries in Federal court.
Mr. Barrows has lectured at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia and at FBI New York Field Office on interviewing and other investigatory techniques, including the analysis of complex financial transactions and records.
Mr. Barrows is a licensed Attorney in the State of New Jersey and was an associate at the New Jersey law firm of Dwyer, Connell & Lisbona, where he participated in all aspects of litigation in products liability and insurance cases. Mr. Barrows worked as an analyst at Salomon Brothers before attending law school at Seton Hall University School of Law.
Mr. Barrows is affiliated with several professional organizations, including the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Mr. Barrows was named a “Thought Leader in Identity Theft Investigation” in the book, Identity Theft Handbook, Detection, Prevention and Security by Martin T. Biegelman, January 2009.
Mr. Barrows is a security consultant for the National Hockey League and has co-written and hosted training videos for the National Hockey League, the National Football League and Major League Baseball on the topics of Identity Theft and Internet Security.