A former prosecutor and DEA agent, Jarrett Wolf focuses his practice on finding and creating solutions to complex, often unprecedented, situations and crises.
Mr. Wolf advises law firms, corporates, embassies and private clients managing crises and conducting complex investigations. He has handled matters involving more than 35 countries, including Colombia, Hong Kong, Italy, Monaco, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.
Mr. Wolf’s experience includes the prevention of international and political incidents; the response to investigations, arrests and prosecutions in foreign jurisdictions; strategies to avoid the need for government intervention or court oversight; independent investigations that have enabled the opening of banking relationships for international private clients, including politically exposed persons; and the development of strategic communications and global reputation management plans.
Mr. Wolf has also conducted investigative due diligence in multi-million dollar transactions; investigations and intelligence operations in multi-million dollar litigation and arbitration matters; corporate investigations of bribery, corruption, money laundering, employee misconduct, and theft of trade secrets; confidential investigations of fraud, extortion, cyberstalking and organized crime; and the discreet investigation of links to white collar crime.
Mr. Wolf has also provided strategic advisory involving the Middle East, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, Iran and Colombia, and developed an embassy crisis management plan for responding to and handling issues and consular emergencies.
Mr. Wolf began his career as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami. He co-founded the State Attorney’s Gang Prosecution Unit, wrote the first warrant in Florida authorizing a search for gang evidence, obtained the first formal ruling in Florida admitting gang evidence at trial, and was a frequent speaker at national law enforcement conferences on the subject of investigating and prosecuting gangs and violent organized crime. Mr. Wolf was also member of the Statewide Terrorist Intelligence Network Group and, following the 9/11 attacks, was involved in setting up the Regional Domestic Security Task Force and its Investigations and Intelligence Subcommittee.
Mr. Wolf was later recruited by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration as a Special Agent. As a DEA agent, Mr. Wolf conducted investigations and enforcement operations aimed at organizations involved in international drug trafficking, money laundering and kidnapping. From 2003 to 2006, he was the case agent on a multi-agency international organized crime investigation of a Consolidated Priority Organization Target, for which he received the DEA Administrator’s Award, the U.S. Attorney’s Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award, the DEA Exceptional Performance Award, and the International Narcotic Enforcement Officers’ Association’s International Award of Honor.
In 2006, Mr. Wolf joined Ferrell Law as a litigation partner and developed a crisis management practice focused on responding to and handling cases at the request of embassies. In 2009, he founded Wolf, P.A. and Group One Consulting, and, in 2014, Wolf Global. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, and the New York Bar.
Mr. Wolf has been a frequent speaker on crisis management, consular emergencies, special investigations and surveillance operations, and conducting international investigations. He has authored several articles and manuals on best practices, including:
Due Diligence After The Panama Papers, Billionaire, June 8, 2016
Gang Prosecution Manual of the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Co-Author)
Introduction to Criminal Investigation
Gang Prosecution – A resource for police and prosecutors
Drug Gang Enforcement and Gang Homicide Investigation
Operation Hardcore – A prototype response to violent street gangs
Basic Training for Street Gang Investigators – Legal Issues and Concerns
Provisions of Florida Criminal Law Relevant to the Investigation and Prosecution of Terrorism
Mr. Wolf has received awards and commendations from the DEA, FBI, Anti-Defamation League, U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Division at Ft. Campbell, HIDTA, the Florida Intelligence Unit, federal and state prosecutors, police agencies, the Regional Information Sharing System and the Regional Organized Crime Information Center.
- Investigations & Intelligence
- Crisis Management
- Risk Mitigation
- International Advisory
- J.D., University of Miami School of Law
- B.S., Telecommunication, University of Florida
- New York State Bar Association, International Law Section
- District of Columbia Bar, International Law Section
- American Bar Association, Section of International Law
- League of Prosecutors
- Association of Federal Narcotics Agents
- Overseas Security Advisory Council
- Dade County Bar Association
- Florida Bar Eleventh Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee