Dan Schorr is a Managing Director at Ankura, based in New York. A former criminal prosecutor and municipal inspector general, he has more than 20 years of legal and investigative experience. Dan manages a variety of complex assignments, from investigations into major fraud, internal issues at corporations and governmental entities, and sexual misconduct and Title IX violations to litigation support, threat management, construction quality concerns, labor-law compliance, and independent monitorships.
Before joining Ankura, Dan was a managing director at Kroll, overseeing a broad range of international investigations and monitorships. He previously served as inspector general for the city of Yonkers, NY, supervising a staff of investigators responsible for fostering efficient and effective government through audits, investigations, and policy recommendations to the city council and the mayor. In that position, Dan oversaw major investigations into such issues as integrity monitoring, overtime costs, vendor accountability, consolidation, and cost-saving initiatives.
Dan began his legal career as an assistant district attorney, specializing in the investigation and prosecution of sex crimes, domestic violence, child abuse, and homicides. He also worked for several years as a vice president in the law division at Morgan Stanley, where he conducted investigations into claims related to client investments. He has appeared as a commentator on legal issues for television news programs on ABC, Fox News, CNN, and the BBC, among others.
In addition to his legal work, Dan is an adjunct professor at the Fordham University School of Law in New York, teaching “Special Victims: Domestic Violence and Sex Crimes.” He previously taught criminal law and legal writing at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, also in New York. Through a grant from the US Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, he taught Chinese judges and lawyers about the US criminal justice system at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
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