Federal Prosecutor Jonathan Lenzner Joins Investigative Group International, Inc. (IGI)
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Former federal and Manhattan prosecutor Jonathan F. Lenzner has joined Investigative Group International, Inc. (IGI) as Executive Vice President, IGI’s Chairman Terry F. Lenzner announced today.
IGI made the move in conjunction with its ongoing business expansion, reflecting its growth into new investigatory fields and the global marketplace.
Jon will be a member of IGI’s senior management team, joining Chairman Terry Lenzner and President Tom Wendel. Entering its 30th year, IGI is an investigative and corporate intelligence firm specializing in complex legal, financial and governance casework.
IGI was founded in 1984 by Terry Lenzner, the former Assistant Chief Counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee. Terry Lenzner’s long and storied career includes serving as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, working forDon Rumsfeld in the Nixon White House, and serving as a special counsel to the City of Boston and to the State of Alaska.
A pioneer in the industry, IGI has continued to innovate in recent years, anticipating the new speed and complexity of financial investigations and moving into new fields in its deepening regulatory practice.
Jon brings to IGI significant litigation experience and expertise dealing with public corruption, white collar and financial crimes, having most recently served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland. Jon prosecuted a wide range of cases as a federal prosecutor, including bank fraud and corruption within the U.S. Probation system. His final trial as a prosecutor led to the 2013 conviction of Corey Moore, otherwise known as the “Teflon Defendant,” who had previously evaded justice in Washington for nearly 20 years.
Jon joined the Department of Justice from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, where he served for six years under Robert M. Morgenthau and his successor, Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., most recently in a select bureau targeting international financial crimes. In New York, Jon also led the prosecution into widespread corruption in a large university and served as a trial lawyer in the Sex Crimes Unit.
“Jon’s prosecutorial experience positions him well to manage the complex fact and financial investigations for which IGI has been known for 30 years,” said Wendel. “We are fortunate to add his experience, expertise and leadership to IGI’s team. His executive management and supervisory skills will enhance our capabilities and his familiarity with the firm will smooth the transition into his leadership role.”
In his new role, Lenzner will help guide the firm’s client work in areas such as anti-corruption and anti-competitive behavior, internal corporate investigations, and corporate regulatory relations.
“As much as I loved serving as a prosecutor, I am excited to start a new chapter with a successful firm like Investigative Group International,” Jon Lenzner said about his joining IGI. “For 30 years, IGI has been a pioneer in the industry and I look forward to helping the firm expand into new fields around the world.”
“Any firm would welcome a lawyer and investigator with Jon’s background as a prosecutor,” Terry Lenzner said. “We are in the business of getting to the bottom of complex cases, and Jon has delivered precisely that for both the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Manhattan District Attorney. As we continue to expand globally and in new practice areas, Jon will bring the leadership and vitality critical to keeping our clients ahead of the curve.”
Lenzner began his career on Capitol Hill as a press secretary for the House International Relations Committee and served as the Director of Press Advance for the Bill Bradley for President campaign in 2000. He received his J.D. from Cardozo Law School, where he currently sits on the Dean’s Advisory Committee. Upon graduating from law school in 2004, Jon joined theManhattan District Attorney’s Office, where he served until 2010 when he joined the U.S. Attorney’ s Office.
Investigative Group International, Inc. is a world renowned investigative and corporate intelligence firm that specializes in complex legal, financial and governance casework. Founded nearly thirty years ago by its chairman Terry F. Lenzner, IGI is known for conducting fact-finding investigations with discretion and skill, while adhering to the highest ethical standards, and has built an unsurpassed reputation for professional excellence in the corporate, legal and financial communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, IGI’s professionals have extensive backgrounds in law, finance, journalism, and law enforcement and today conduct the most complex investigations for clients ranging from the country’s top law firms, to Fortune 500 and 1000 companies, financial institutions and investors, and foreign and domestic government agencies. Over the years IGI’s leadership has included former Deputy Director of the FBI Larry Potts; New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly; and former DEA Director Terry Burke.