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John A. Fraser J.D., CBA
Managing Director

Navigator Associates

John Fraser is a highly experienced business investigations and litigation industry executive with 35 years of investigative, litigation, dispute, organizational business controls, computer forensics and corporate governance experience.

 

In addition to his private industry experience, John is a recently retired Federal Judge and the former Assistant General Counsel of the Defense Intelligence Agency having conducted many classified investigations.

                                       

Before his work for the Federal Government, John was a Managing Director of Navigator Associates in its Investigations, Controls & Monitoring Practice as well as a Partner with Global Audit LLC, a special purpose forensic auditing firm concentrating on international issues.

 

Prior to his work with Navigator, John was the Managing Director for Kroll Associates’ Southeast Region.  John has lead dozens of complex investigations involving financial frauds, procurement frauds, intellectual property disputes, gray market goods investigations, patent frauds, international trade disputes, international frauds, internal corporate investigations, sexual harassment allegations, and many other types of complex irregularities.

 

John began his professional career in 1980, spending five years at the DC employment and labor law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.  At his request, John was assigned to the most unusual, fast-paced, and difficult matters, including the Air Traffic Control strike of 1981, litigation over the constitutionality of federal pension reform laws, numerous labor arbitrations, and fast-paced litigation matters for an upstart company called MCI. 

 

In 1986 John joined MCI Communications as Assistant General Counsel and Director of Litigation. John conducted or managed all litigation involving this industry giant which included publicly known disputes with AT&T and Sprint, as well as confidential internal issues related to the rapid, almost uncontrolled, growth of MCI.  John was responsible for cultivating MCI’s image as the fiercest litigator in the telecommunications industry, and for devising management tools and reporting mechanisms to promote litigation quality and cost controls in advertising, antitrust, commercial, class-action, customer, right-of-way, landlord-tenant, employment, and general litigation.

 

Along with his litigation work, John was responsible for instituting and providing oversight and enforcement of MCI’s corporate ethics and compliance program, including oversight of government contracts compliance. During his tenure, MCI grew from 3,000 employees to over 46,000 in 41 countries, $18 Billion in revenue, and culminated with the company being acquired by WorldCom.

 

John left MCI to join Kroll Associates before the WorldCom takeover, having earned a reputation for no-nonsense investigations and “zero tolerance” for internal fraud.

 

Mr. Fraser holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Washington & Lee University School of Law, a LL.M., (ranked #1 in class) from University of Virginia and a BA, Political Science, 1977, summa cum laude, from Ft. Lewis College.  John is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, the D.C. Bar and the Virginia State Bar.  John’s publications include a chapter in a book on Intellectual Property Rights/Remedies; a proposed revision of the United States Arbitration Act; a published thesis on Constitutional protections for encryption technology; and numerous business press articles.  John is a Certified Board Advisor.