Press and Media
January 31, 2024
By Lisa Schor Babin, Anti-Corruption Report | In the largest corporate criminal resolution that included charges against a company’s CEO, Binance Holdings Limited entered into a plea agreement on November 21, 2023, with two DOJ sections and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington.
December 4, 2023
By Jarrett Wolf | There, on line six of the overview, line 23 of the charging document, was the adverb that gets laser focus from every sanctions lawyer and every sanctions investigator, willfully.
November 3, 2023
Sam Bankman-Fried Found Guilty; What Comes Next?
By Jarrett Wolf | Prosecutors want to get it right, and fast verdicts are often a good indication. So, after a four-week trial, on a seven-count indictment, for jurors to have reached a verdict in approximately four and a half hours, it appeared the jury had likely agreed with prosecutors and had likely found Sam Bankman-Fried guilty. And, indeed, they had.
By Jarrett Wolf | Reviewing Sam Bankman-Fried’s testimony over the last few days—first on direct examination, then on cross examination, and then again on redirect—one might be left with the impression that the 31-year-old former CEO of FTX and founder of Alameda Research is on trial because both collapsed.
By Jarrett Wolf | Ellison was CEO of Alameda Research, an FTX insider, part of SBF’s inner circle, and a co-conspirator. Ellison is no Bonnie Parker, and Bankman-Fried is no Clyde Barrow.
September 29, 2023
The Sam Bankman-Fried Case Is Not About Crypto, It’s About Fraud
By Jarrett Wolf | To truly understand Sam Bankman-Fried’s landmark cryptocurrency trial involving embezzlement, fraud, and money laundering, it is crucial to look beyond the crypto veneer.
Bridging & Commercial
By Jodie Bradley| If we can help banks understand what a PEP is, how to identify a PEP, and how to perform the necessary enhanced due diligence, then things will be better for the bank, better for the PEP, and better for all of us.
U.S. News & World Report
August 25, 2023
Georgia Arrest Strips ‘Special Status’ From Trump
By Susan Milligan| Trump has also been given more notice, and an ability to surrender on his own schedule, says Jarrett Wolf, “He wasn’t arrested at 6 in the morning,” as is often done with people charged with crimes.
The Daily Beast
By Justin Rohrlich | The two used a technique called “chain hopping,” which involves moving funds from one form of cryptocurrency to another in an effort to avoid being traced. It is a fairly “sophisticated” method of laundering money, and an important part of the so-called layering process, Wolf said.
By Hugo Guzman | Crisis management lawyers, such as Jarrett Wolf from Wolf Global/Wolf P.A., also penned their own commentary pieces, suggesting this was the moment for other Fortune 500 companies to overhaul their investigations departments and check for ethical conduct.
By Jarrett Wolf | EBay is not the first company to encounter problems due to the illegal or unethical use of investigations, nor will it be the last, but companies can start thinking today about how to avoid being the next.
By Patrick Fraser, Ambar Rodriguez | They created their own business, worked hard to build it, and then, a crook conned five lenders into loaning him money while pretending to be the business owner.
The Miami Herald
September 16, 2019
What companies can do to comply with the U.S. sanctions on Venezuela
By Jarrett Wolf | A sanctions compliance program, if well-implemented, will help companies mitigate the risk of costly sanctions violations, and minimize the consequences for sanctions violations that do occur.
Daily Business Review
By Jarrett Wolf | On August 5, 2019, the president of the United States issued Executive Order 13884, blocking all property of the Government of Venezuela in the United States. Banks, companies and individuals, in the U.S. and worldwide, especially those engaged in international business, should understand what the executive order means, why it’s important to be aware, and what to do.
September 28, 2018
What Every General Counsel Needs to Know About the Intelligence Cycle
By Jarrett Wolf | Because general counsel are involved in the megadeals, allegations of wrongdoing, and bet-the-company litigation that carry the greatest exposure for the company, general counsel need to understand intelligence investigations and the use of the intelligence cycle.
November 2, 2017
SocGen Execs Are Drawn Into U.S. Libor Probe
By Tom Schoenberg, Gaspard Sebag, and Fabio Benedetti Valentini | The U.S. Justice Department’s investigation into interest-rate manipulation at global banks is piercing the executive suite, with prosecutors scrutinizing the activities of senior…
FORBES MIDDLE EAST
By Jarrett Wolf | For Arab business leaders, doing business in the U.S. and with U.S. companies can be rewarding. As in any international business, there are risks, but business between the regions should be encouraged, while considering the means by which risks can be mitigated and disputes resolved.
MIAMI, May 23, 2017 – Former prosecutor and DEA agent Jarrett Wolf today announced the creation of Wolf Global, an international advisory and consulting firm focused on helping lawyers, bankers, senior executives, senior diplomats and ultra high net worth individuals and their family offices navigate legal, commercial, political and reputational crises and risks.
June 8, 2016
Due Diligence After The Panama Papers
By Jarrett Wolf | The Panama Papers scandal shone a light on the demand for transparency. In this new era, UHNWIs who conduct independent, objective self-due diligence investigations will benefit. The ownership of an offshore entity is not inherently illegal. Using an offshore entity to launder money, finance terrorism, commit fraud or evade taxes, is. New rules and calls for new legislation aimed at the illegal use of offshore entities will require new anti-money laundering obligations of banks and other financial institutions. This will affect not only banking relationships, but commercial relationships as well.
By Noelle Phillips | Of the 12 gang-related homicides reporter this year, Denver police have arrested suspects in just one case, and now the district attorney is questioning whether police have the right resources directed at the city’s ongoing gang war…
District of Columbia Bar
December 17, 2014
District of Columbia Bar Alternative Legal Careers Showcase
Speaker: Jarrett Wolf, President, Wolf Global Consulting | Legal training and business experience can be a launching pad for various types of professionally challenging opportunities that are not based in the law. To combat the high number of legally trained professionals against the smaller number of jobs available through the traditional means of practicing law, many have had to explore non-traditional employment. Others are just looking to chart an atypical career path. If you are considering chartering a different path, or just want to learn about more career options, this is the program for you. Join us for a panel discussion on alternative careers for attorneys and law graduates. Come hear how legal professionals have successfully used their J.D., skills and experience in non-traditional ways.
Mercado de Dinero
Derechos de consumidor en el turismo. ¿A quién no le gusta irse de vacaciones? A todos, sobre todo después de un año de trabajar fuerte…
March 3, 2011
Beware of branding blunders
By Neil Parmar | A company name can mean so much more. It is easy when entering new markets for all those good intentions to be lost in translation. When the founders of the Naked Pizza franchise launched their first international eatery in Dubai about a month ago, they knew it might be a conversational fire-starter. Which is why customers will not be able to find Naked Pizza anywhere in the emirate…
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Gang Prosecution Manual
By John Anderson, Sergeant Mark Nye, Ron Freitas and Jarrett Wolf