Richard Plansky

Previous Experience
  • Executive Vice President, Complex Investigations at K2 Intelligence
  • Executive Managing Director - Regional Head of the Americas at K2 Intelligence
  • Senior Managing Director and New York Office Head, Business Intelligence and Investigations at Kroll
  • Deputy Criminal Justice Coordinator at Office of the Mayor, City of New York
  • Assistant General Counsel at the City University of New York 

Richard Plansky

Managing Director
Global Head, Investigations

Richard Plansky is a Managing Director and Global Head of Investigations for Exiger based in the firm’s New York office. He is an expert in the areas of litigation support and complex corporate investigations, including intellectual property infringement, fraud and embezzlement, employee misconduct, investigative due diligence, and FCPA investigations.

Richard joined Exiger from K2 Intelligence, where most recently he served as Executive Vice President, Complex Investigations. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of the firm’s approach to large-scale investigations and led investigations into widespread malfeasance in the media buying industry and illegal gun trafficking on the Internet. He also served as Executive Managing Director – Regional Head of the Americas, where he built and oversaw regional investigations, cyber, and regulatory compliance practices.

Prior to this, Richard was Senior Managing Director and New York Office Head, for Kroll Advisory Solutions. There, he was responsible for leading the New York office. During his time with Kroll, Richard led a number of investigations including a ground-breaking investigation into the illegal sale of firearms at gun shows and on the internet.

Before joining the private sector, Richard held positions as Assistant General Counsel at the City University of New York and Deputy Criminal Justice Coordinator for the Mayor of the City of New York, where he supervised the development of numerous criminal justice initiatives. Richard began his career as an Assistant District Attorney for the District Attorney of New York County.

Richard has appeared as a commentator on CNBC, NBC, Fox News Channel, and TruTV, and his work has been covered in numerous publications, most recently the Wall Street Journal, Adweek, and Advertising Age. His work as a prosecutor has been featured on Court TV’s “Murder by the Book,” A&E’s “Cold Case Files,” and the Discovery Channel’s “The New Detectives.”

  • Duke University, B.A.
  • Harvard Law School, J.D.