Jared E. Dwyer

Jared E. Dwyer

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Jed Dwyer focuses his practice on white collar criminal matters, criminal and civil tax litigation, and other complex civil litigation. Jed has tried more than 40 jury and non-jury trials and has been involved in over 100 investigations and prosecutions, many of which included complex fraud and regulatory matters. Jed leverages his experience to represent individuals and organizations in investigations and other proceedings concerning tax fraud, money laundering, public corruption, complex international financial crime, financial institution fraud, and violations of the Bank Secrecy Act, among others.

Prior to joining the firm, Jed served for ten years as a federal prosecutor, first as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Enforcement Section, Tax Division, which Jed joined through the Attorney General’s Honors Program, and then as an Assistant United States Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. As a trial attorney at the Tax Division, Jed handled all aspects of complex tax fraud investigations and prosecutions in districts throughout the country. As an Assistant United States Attorney, Jed concentrated on the investigation and trial of white collar crimes, including mail and wire fraud, public corruption, money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act violations. Jed routinely worked closely with FinCEN, the OCC, and the IRS in criminal and regulatory matters involving financial institutions.   

Concentrations

  • White collar criminal defense
  • Criminal tax defense
  • Complex tax litigation
  • Tax controversy
  • Financial institution fraud
  • Public corruption
  • Money laundering and asset forfeiture
  • Anti-money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act compliance
  • Campaign finance
  • Complex civil litigation
  • Violations of export control laws
  • False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark law, and qui tam defense
  • Internal investigations
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Representation of a medical doctor who is currently a defendant in a civil False Claims Act matter in federal court and the target of an ongoing federal grand jury investigation of alleged Medicare fraud. Both the False Claims Act matter and the criminal investigation involve allegations of violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law.
  • Representation of a pathology laboratory in a civil False Claims Act matter related to allegations of improper kickbacks and violations of Stark Law.
  • Representation of a target of an ongoing federal grand jury investigation concerning alleged money laundering.
  • Representation of individuals who are targets of federal grand jury investigations regarding alleged healthcare fraud.
  • Representation of a certified public accountant in connection with an ongoing federal grand jury investigation of alleged tax fraud.
  • Represented various clients in connection with sensitive Internal Revenue Service audit matters, including offshore account audits, audits related to unreported income, and audits involving allegations of civil fraud.
  • Participated in conducting an internal investigation of large health insurance provider concerning regulatory compliance and corporate issues.
  • Conducted risk assessment for non-financial institution business to determine potential money laundering risks posed by nature of client’s business. Thereafter, designed and drafted an anti-money laundering compliance program for the business that addressed the unique trade-based money laundering risks posed to the client.
  • Provided legal advice and counsel to various clients on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), AML for non-financial institutions, and Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) sanctions concerning the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. This counsel has included, review and audits of existing FCPA programs; advice on revisions of FCPA compliance programs; review of proposed acquisitions for potential FCPA or OFAC sanction risk; advice on divestments or sales related to assets of OFAC sanctioned individuals; internal risk assessment for creation of FCPA and AML compliance programs; and BSA/AML advice for financial institutions.
  • Investigated and prosecuted individuals, national banks, regional banks and businesses for criminal violations of the Bank Secrecy Act, currency violations, and income tax violations.°
  • Investigation and prosecution of Brazilian citizens and corporations for various offenses, including tax fraud, money laundering, wire fraud, and violations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Investigations conducted in conjunction with Brazilian law enforcement.°
  • Represented a medical doctor and pathology laboratory in civil and criminal matters involving alleged violations of the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statutes and Stark Law.
  • Prosecuted multi-millionaire businessman for concealing income from the IRS through a series of sham transaction and offshore bank accounts and shell corporations. After four week trial, defendant was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the United States and filing false income tax returns.°
  • Investigated and prosecuted corporations, corporate officers, and a Brazilian citizen for violations of Export Control Act and International Emergency Economic Powers Act for sale and shipment of electronic goods to a U.S. designated terrorist entity in Paraguay and concealing the conduct through false and fictitious shipping paperwork.°
  • Investigated and prosecuted the president of a historic Miami non-profit organization who embezzled non-profit funds.
  • Investigated and prosecuted president of a Utah payroll company for employment tax crimes and wire fraud.°   
  • Investigated and prosecuted a sitting mayor and two lobbyists for bribery scheme, which involved the mayor and lobbyists agreeing to sell the mayor’s office and power in exchange for cash payments.°
  • Investigated and prosecuted multiple police officers for criminal violations.°
  • Investigated and prosecuted 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 Miami Beach nightclub from potential municipal code violations.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Dwyer prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

  • Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida, 2008-2014
    • Public Corruption & Civil Rights Section, 2011-2014
    • Narcotics and Money Laundering Section, Major Crimes Section, and Appellate Section, 2008-2011
  • Trial Attorney, Tax Division, Criminal Enforcement Section, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 2004-2008

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2019
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Banking & Finance - Litigation, 2017
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Environmental Law, 2016
  • Recipient, Assistant Attorney General Special Contribution Award, 2009
  • Recipient, Assistant Attorney General Tax Division Special Act Award, 2007
  • Recipient, Assistant Attorney General Tax Division Outstanding Attorney Award, 2005

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., summa cum laude, Quinnipiac University School of Law, 2002
  • B.A., Philosophy, Gordon College, 1996
Clerkships
  • Hon. Alfred V. Covello, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, 2003-2004
  • Justice Richard N. Palmer, Supreme Court of Connecticut, 2002-2003
Admissions
  • Florida
  • Connecticut