John A. Curry joins the New York office of Guidepost Solutions as a managing director in its Monitoring and Investigations practice. Most recently he served as the Assistant Commissioner for Legal Affairs and Deputy General Counsel at the New York City Business Integrity Commission (BIC). Mr. Curry conducted investigations and depositions; designed and oversaw monitorships of companies licensed by the BIC; and drafted advisory opinions for the Commission. He acted as a liaison with local, city, state and federal regulatory and law enforcement agencies investigating the New York City Public Wholesale Markets as well as companies and principals involved in the trade waste industries regulated by BIC. He coordinated and assisted investigators and members of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) assigned to the Organized Crime Investigation Division in developing strategies for criminal investigations. Mr. Curry also supervised and conducted internal investigations relating to allegations of misconduct and/or violations of the BIC Code of Conduct. During his tenure, he also served as acting General Counsel and Director of BIC’s Background Investigations Unit.
Prior to joining BIC, Mr. Curry was the regional counsel for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) where he provided legal guidance in creating and drafting enforcement strategies for combating the manufacturing, distribution and sale of counterfeit and piratical music in multiple states; testified at federal, state and local legal proceedings on behalf of the RIAA; trained law enforcement personnel on how to identify counterfeit/piratical music and conduct successful criminal investigations; and assisted prosecutors in preparing and presenting piracy cases to grand juries and trial juries. Mr. Curry also served as an Administrative Law Judge for the New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA) where he conducted hearings.
Mr. Curry began his career serving 20 years with the NYPD. He was assigned to the Intelligence Division and retired as Sergeant/Executive Officer of the NYPD Legal Bureau’s Civil Enforcement Unit.