With over a decade of experience in complex, cross-border financial criminal enforcement, BJ has a deep understanding of foreign and domestic investigative matters. As the acting principal deputy chief of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Fraud Section, he oversaw the work of the Fraud Section’s FCPA, Market Integrity and Major Frauds, and Health Care Fraud units, managed interagency relationships with enforcement partners including U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the SEC, and the FBI, and participated in the implementation of key aspects of DOJ corporate criminal enforcement policy.
BJ also served as the first-ever DOJ prosecutor detailed to the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In this unique role, he worked side by side with SFO and FCA personnel investigating complex fraud, market abuse, and other violations of UK law, and played a leading role in obtaining the SFO’s deferred prosecution agreements with two large UK government contractors.
During his time at the DOJ, BJ led and supervised investigations and prosecutions of a wide variety of federal criminal statutes by individuals and corporations, including mail, wire and securities fraud, money laundering, and violations of the FCPA. He has tried multiple federal criminal cases to verdict.
Before joining the DOJ, BJ clerked for the Hon. John G. Heyburn II of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.