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Greenberg Traurig Adds Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared E. Dwyer to its Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Groups

MIAMI (Nov. 19, 2014) – International law firm Greenberg Traurig today announced the addition of  Jared “Jed” E. Dwyer to its Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense practice groups. Dwyer was formerly an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Florida and started his career in the Tax Division with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Based at Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office, Dwyer will focus his practice on white collar criminal matters, criminal and civil tax litigation, complex civil litigation, and violations of the Bank Secrecy Act. He will provide legal counsel related to anti-money laundering compliance and regulatory, as well as criminal investigations of individuals and financial institutions.                        

“I am excited to join Greenberg Traurig because it provides me with a strong platform to develop my own white-collar criminal defense practice,” Dwyer said. “The firm’s significant global footprint and excellent reputation for its tax practice offered an attractive opportunity, as I look forward to embarking on the next phase of my career in the private sector.”

Dwyer has tried more than 40 jury and non-jury trials and has been involved in more than 100 investigations and prosecutions, many of which included complex fraud and regulatory matters. He will draw upon his government experience to represent private individuals and companies in investigations and allegations of tax fraud, money laundering, public corruption, complex international financial crime, financial institution fraud, and violations of the Bank Secrecy Act.

“Jed’s addition is part of our commitment to continue to expand our team in response to a growing demand for the high-quality legal counsel that Greenberg Traurig has earned a global reputation for providing,” said Hilarie Bass, Co-President of Greenberg Traurig. “Based on his proven track record and extensive knowledge, we are confident that Jed will bring significant value to our clients and our firm.”

Added Mark P. Schnapp, Shareholder and Co-Chair of the White Collar Criminal Defense Practice: “We are very pleased to have Jed join our team. His tremendous reputation and skills will give us greater depth, particularly with his expertise in criminal tax defense and anti-money laundering investigations. Our practice handles a wide-range of issues from due diligence in corporate acquisitions to the defense of companies and individuals with complex white collar issues. We are excited that Jed is ready to hit the ground running.”

Prior to joining the firm, Dwyer served for 10 years as a federal prosecutor, first as a Trial Attorney with the Criminal Enforcement Section - Tax Division at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and then as an Assistant United States Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.

His high-profile work includes:

  • Prosecuted multimillionaire businessman Michael H. Boulware for concealment of income from the Internal Revenue Service through a series of sham transaction, off-shore bank accounts and shell corporations. After a four-week trial, Boulware was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the United States and filing false income tax returns. The case was reviewed by the U,S. Supreme Court, reversed and remanded to the Ninth Circuit, and ultimately affirmed by the Ninth Circuit.
  • Investigated and prosecuted the second highest official in City of Miami Beach Code Compliance department and five other Miami Beach employees for bribery.  Defendants had agreed to accept cash payments in exchange for protection of a Miami Beach nightclub from potential municipal code violations.
  • In two separate cases, investigated and prosecuted two separate presidents of two separate Utah payroll companies for employment tax and wire fraud. The defendants defrauded their clients by spending money on themselves that was intended for IRS and insurers.

Dwyer received a law degree, summa cum laude, in 2002 from the Quinnipiac University School of Law. He received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1996 from Gordon College.

About Greenberg Traurig’s White Collar Criminal Defense practice

Greenberg Traurig’s White Collar Criminal Defense practice group has wide-ranging experience protecting companies and individuals through coordinated planning and defense. Greenberg is on the forefront of client service in this area, and provides a multi-dimensional approach to parallel proceedings achieved by a seamless integration of attorneys focused on representing companies and their high-level employees in government investigations, coupled with lawyers who advise and structure business practices for corporate clients. Greenberg is one of few firms with more than 90 former federal and state prosecutors in its litigation group, and where the majority of litigation shareholders and counsel have first-chair trial experience. Additionally, our White Collar team has the combined experience of involvement in hundreds of IG investigations, and demonstrated ability to develop and implement integrated “global” strategies by drawing on our substantive knowledge of health care, securities, banking, international trade, cyber security and other regulated industries. Our defense capabilities include vast experience in structuring internal investigations, developing guidelines and implementing compliance programs and addressing issues of voluntary disclosure, as well as extensive representations involving securities fraud, health care/pharmaceutical fraud, money laundering, financial institution fraud, public corruption/campaign finance, sentencing guidelines, defense contracting, and bankruptcy fraud.