First Wednesday Series - U.S. Secret Service Statutory Obligations and Investigative Scope
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Topics include statutory review of the U.S. Secret Service investigative mission to protect the nation’s financial infrastructure, and a discussion of trends in financial institution fraud, and cyber crime, and the corresponding impact to the private sector.
Joseph Kefer has been a Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service since 2003, and was initially assigned to the San Francisco Field Office, where he investigated counterfeit currency and credit cards, and threats against U.S. Secret Service protectees. In 2009, Kefer moved to Washington D.C., assigned to the Counter Assault Team, providing physical protection to the President, Vice President, and other Secret Service protectees. In 2013, Kefer was assigned to the Presidential Protective Division, providing physical protection to the President, his family, and members of his administration. At the conclusion of 2016, he transferred to the Chicago Field Office, and is currently the Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge of the Cyber Fraud Task Force. Since being in Chicago, he has worked a multitude of financial crimes investigations, including counterfeit currency manufacturing, counterfeit check manufacturing, counterfeit credit card fraud and manufacturing, embezzlement, and a wide variety of financial institution fraud. Kefer is also responsible for training new agents to the Chicago Field Office, and coordinate our Search and Arrest Warrant Team.
John Geiringer, the Regulatory Section Leader of the Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group, is a nationally recognized banking attorney who advises financial institutions on regulatory, governance, and investigative matters. He also serves as a founding co-director of the Center for National Security and Human Rights Law (and its Consortium for the Research and Study of Holocaust and the Law) at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he teaches classes on banking, national security, and the Holocaust. Among his other publications, John is the editor of, and contributor to, Countering the Financing of Terrorism: Law and Policy, recently published by the American Bar Association, and is the co-editor of an upcoming treatise on legal issues surrounding the Holocaust.