Kevin Barrows is the Managing Partner of Renaissance and responsible for overseeing all investigations, reputational risk and due diligence efforts, and digital forensics matters at the firm.
Kevin is routinely engaged by corporations, large religious institutions, major insurance companies, law firms and other organizations or individuals to conduct internal investigations, support criminal or civil litigation or assist with other special situations of varying types. Renaissance routinely works matters involving corporate fraud, embezzlement and sexual abuse and/or misconduct.
Prior to joining Renaissance, Kevin was the Vice President, Deputy General Counsel at Stroz Friedberg, LLC, a consulting and technical services firm specializing in digital forensics and electronic discovery. Kevin supervised numerous high-profile digital forensic and electronic discovery assignments for major law firms and Fortune 500 companies. Kevin also led large scale money laundering and internal investigations for major financial institutions.
From 1997 to 2003, Kevin 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. Kevin was the lead case agent on two of the largest white collar crime cases in US history. The first 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, Kevin received the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for Outstanding Contributions in Law Enforcement. The second involved the investigation and criminal prosecution of a group of individuals who stole over 30,000 identities. Kevin has testified on many occasions in trials and before grand juries in Federal court.
Kevin has lectured at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia and at the FBI’s New York Field Office on interviewing and other investigatory techniques, including the analysis of complex financial transactions and records.
Kevin 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. Kevin worked as an analyst at Salomon Brothers before attending law school.
Kevin is affiliated with several professional organizations, including the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Kevin has been named a “Thought Leader” in Identity Theft Investigations, and has authored several articles, including “Truth Be Told, Successful Interviewing is an Art” published in the NY Law Journal.
Kevin is also 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 various topics.
Kevin was the co-host of the docudrama “Sports Detectives” which aired on the Smithsonian Channel. Kevin has been interviewed by numerous media outlets, appeared on ABC’s 20/20, and has been a guest on several podcasts, including The Jordan Harbinger Show, where he was interviewed regarding successful interviewing techniques.