David Long

David Long

David M. Long is the principal of Northern California Fraud Prevention Solutions (NCFPS), a San Francisco-based consultancy focused on digital currency anti-money laundering (AML) and fraud prevention. NCFPS is in a strategic alliance with, a Toronto-based AML/CFT consultancy, where he serves as independent adviser. His current challenges leverage his background in enforcement, legal services, business, education and training. In addition to his consulting work with NCFPS and, David serves as assistant professor of criminal justice and legal studies at Brandman University, affiliated with Chapman University.

David earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania law school after earning his bachelor’s from Howard University (magna cum laude), where he was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa. David was law clerk to the late Hon. Clifford Scott Green of the U.S. District Court, E.D. of Pennsylvania.

David served for nearly a decade as a special agent with the Office of Labor Racketeering, within the DOL’s Office of Inspector General, investigating cases pertaining to the influence of organized crime in labor unions and related pension funds. Many of these investigations were complex financial investigations and involved money laundering violations, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, public corruption, extortion, bribery and witness tampering. He was also active in investigations that pertained to fraud, waste and abuse within Department of Labor programs.

After leaving government service, David embarked on a distinguished career in teaching and has served on the adjunct faculty of several institutions of higher learning, including California State University, Long Beach, Chapman University College and Dominican University of California. David has worked in real estate development as a mixed-use development property acquisition specialist for several commercial developers and was instrumental in placing under contract more than $19 million of property suitable for development.

David has been a member of the state bar of Georgia for more than 20 years and is active in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), San Francisco Chapter, where he serves as an officer. David also serves on ACFE’s advisory council. He is an active member of the Northern California chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). David sits on the Lifeboat Foundation’s new money systems advisory board and legal advisory board.

Recent Articles by David Long

Bitcoin Is Here to Stay and Will Transform Payment Systems

Since the digital currency known as Bitcoin came on the scene in 2009, much has been written about it, both good and bad.  However, it seems clear that Bitcoin’s underlying “protocol” has the potential to transform the global payments system. Entrepreneurs are flocking to the Bitcoin protocol. Private equity and venture capital, most notably in […]

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