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Daniel J. Castleman

  • Senior Managing Director
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Daniel J. Castleman is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in New York. Mr. Castleman has more than 30 years of investigative and litigation experience. He provides domestic and international clients with expert consulting services in matters involving internal investigations, fraud and embezzlement investigations, construction fraud investigations, investigative due diligence, design and implementation of compliance programs, anti-money laundering investigations and compliance programs, and integrity advisory and monitoring services.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Castleman spent 30 years at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.  Mr. Castleman started his career there in 1979 as an appellate and street crime prosecutor. Mr. Castleman became the Chief of the Rackets Bureau in 1990 where he supervised cases involving political corruption, organized crime, labor racketeering and kickback schemes.

In 1993, Mr. Castleman was promoted to Chief of the Investigation Division were he supervised 80 lawyers, 150 investigators and detectives and 30 forensic accountants involved in cases of political corruption, police corruption, organized crime, labor racketeering, and white collar crimes including securities fraud, bank and insurance fraud, international fraud, money laundering and tax crimes, as well as arson and murder. He was also responsible for the negotiation of dispositions which resulted in the payment of more than $750 million in restitution to victims, fines, forfeiture and costs of prosecution.

Mr. Castleman was promoted to Chief Assistant District Attorney in 2008.  In that capacity, he was responsible for supervising every aspect of the cases brought by the District Attorney’s office. He held that position until leaving the Office in May 2009.

Over the course of his career as a prosecutor, Mr. Castleman was awarded the District Attorney of New York Association Award, The Federal Law Enforcement Council Community Service Award, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency Award for his work on 9/11 fraud, among others.

Since coming to FTI Consulting, Mr. Castleman has handled internal corporate fraud, construction fraud, embezzlement and money laundering cases, compliance program design and implementation, as well as leading integrity monitoring assignments.

Mr. Castleman also heads FTI Consulting’s Higher Education Initiative, a suite of services specifically designed to help address the reputational, legal, governance and operational risks faced by colleges and universities in today’s complex environment.  

Mr. Castleman is a frequent speaker at Bar Association and other conference events, is regularly quoted in news articles and other periodicals, including The New York Times, and has published opinion pieces in The Wall Street Journal, among other publications.

Mr. Castleman has also provided consulting services to a number of crime novelists and was the technical advisor to the HBO series, The Sopranos; he also appeared in nine episodes playing a federal prosecutor.

Mr. Castleman is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he received a B.A. in history. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School.

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