James Faulkner is a Managing Director with Kroll’s Investigations and Disputes practice and Head of the firm’s Miami office. James directs corporate internal fraud investigations and supervises case managers conducting anti-money laundering, asset trace and transactional due diligence assignments in the southeastern U.S. and Latin America. He has over 17 years of experience conducting and supervising investigations in the private and public sectors, both as a consultant and a federal and state prosecutor.
James joined Kroll following a distinguished career with the U.S. Department of Justice. Most recently he served as the Judicial Attaché for the Department of Justice in Bogotá, Colombia. There he led legal diplomacy efforts for U.S. prosecutors and federal agents, helped coordinate a massive extradition and mutual legal assistance program, and attained game-changing legislative reforms to further the bilateral law enforcement relationship.
Prior to this, James prosecuted complex international drug trafficking organizations, including two leaders of the FARC, the largest terrorist organization in the Western Hemisphere, receiving the DOJ Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Trial Advocacy in 2005 and for Transnational Criminal Enforcement in 2007. In addition, James has held the positions of Deputy Judicial Attaché in Colombia and Trial Attorney for the Office of International Affairs.
Before joining the Department of Justice, James was a prosecutor with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office and was a legal officer with the United Nations Verification Mission to Guatemala.