Jerry Robinette is a member of the Cross-Border Risks team. Formerly, Jerry was the special agent in charge for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in San Antonio, Texas.
In my role as the special agent in charge, I led one of the largest and most active HSI offices in the country. Addressing my mandate of National Security through border security, we focused on cross-border crimes involving the illegal transportation of commercial cargo, illicit narcotics, weapons, currency, and human smuggling. To achieve these results, my offices formed many working alliances with foreign governments to address the international nature of these crimes.
Leveraging my post-retirement experience at JPMorgan Chase in the Compliance department, I have extensive experience in anti–money laundering, focusing on counter-terrorist financing and violations of the Bank Secrecy Act. During my federal career I was assigned to ICE/U.S. Customs Service Headquarters in Washington, DC, serving as the unit chief for financial investigations, ICE’s liaison to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), assistant director of ICE’s Money Laundering Coordination Center and executive deputy director for Customs’ Terrorist Financing Unit.
In my current role, I advise and counsel a wide range of corporations and individuals in state and federal investigations. Additionally, I focus on complex civil and criminal matters involving government investigations and white collar criminal defense.
Use of domestic/international data, social media and open source material can have a dire impact on a client’s future. It’s critical for clients to identify areas where they are vulnerable and strategies to minimize exposure.
University of Florida, B.A.
This article highlights the arrival of Washington DC Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner John Sandweg, a former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
John comes to NP after leading his own boutique firm, Frontier Solutions. He joins NP along with five team members: counsel Rachel Winkler, associate Catherine Ingram Hunstad, legal assistant Tracey Ford, and investigative directors Jerry Robinette and Miguel Unzueta. John and his five colleagues will spearhead our firm’s new Cross-Border Risks team.
This article also quotes Washington DC Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Adam Tarosky on current trends in False Claims Act prosecutions.
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