Mr. Richard M. Frankel served for more than 25 years in public service, the majority of his career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Mr. Frankel is Principal of a strategic crisis management advisory firm, RMF Crisis Management Consultants LLC and a legal practice, Richard M. Frankel, Attorney at Law PLLC. These firms are dedicated to helping clients in areas of crisis management, national security, government relations, cybersecurity, asset identification, due diligence and global white-collar crime & internal investigations. Additionally, Mr. Frankel is an on-air contributor for ABC News and it’s affiliated network.
In addition to complex investigations, asset recovery, cyber issues and crisis management, Mr. Frankel has extensive investigative experience and provides his clients with insight on terrorism-, criminal- and intelligence-related matters. Richard provides expert commentary as an On-Air Commentator for ABC News. Additionally, Richard has been featured on numerous news programs and TV documentaries.
Previously, Mr. Frankel led several FBI Field Divisions as Special Agent In-Charge. In this capacity Mr. Frankel oversaw criminal investigations, as well as undercover and tactical operations, while actively leading efforts to transition his divisions to a threat-based, intelligence-led operating posture. Mr. Frankel also directed multi-agency initiatives, while developing extensive liaison programs through outreach to entities in the public and private sector, academia, non-profit organizations and community groups.
Mr. Frankel also served as the Associate Director of National Intelligence and Senior FBI Representative to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). In this capacity, Mr. Frankel improved partnerships between the law enforcement community and the intelligence community by advising ODNI partnership operations and maintaining multi-stakeholder relationships.
Richard continues to give back to the community in several ways. He a Senior Fellow with The Soufan Center, a non-partisan research and strategy center dedicated to increasing awareness of global security. He is serves as a member on the Advisory Board of the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation; a non-profit honoring fallen and wounded members of Federal Law Enforcement. Furthermore, Richard has been coaching several youth sports teams in his hometown for twenty years.
A graduate of Ithaca College, Quinnipiac Law School and several Senior Executive Programs, Richard’s government service began as Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County, New York.