Having led and supervised investigations and prosecutions of a wide variety of federal criminal offenses by individuals and corporations – including securities fraud, money laundering, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – Albert (BJ) Stieglitz offers clients a deep understanding of cross-border economic crime and domestic and international corporate criminal enforcement.
As the acting principal deputy chief of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Fraud Section, BJ oversaw the work of the Fraud Section’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Market Integrity and Major Frauds, and Health Care Fraud units, managed interagency relationships with enforcement partners including the SEC and the FBI, and participated in the implementation of key aspects of DOJ corporate criminal enforcement policy.
BJ has tried multiple federal criminal cases to verdict, and also served as the first-ever DOJ prosecutor detailed to both the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), working side by side with SFO and FCA personnel investigating complex fraud, market abuse, and other violations of UK law. He played a leading role in obtaining the SFO’s deferred prosecution agreements with two large UK government contractors.
Before joining the DOJ, BJ was a member of U.S. Senate leadership staff, worked for a global audit, tax, and consulting firm, and clerked for the Hon. John G. Heyburn II of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.