Chris Swecker has nearly 40 years of experience in criminal prosecutions, law enforcement, national security, legal and corporate security/risk management positions and focuses his practice on financial crimes, security issues/compliance and securities law, as well as Director and Officer Liability. He draws on his extensive experience as a former FBI insider and corporate risk management director to support many of Miller & Martin's Litigation and Corporate practice areas including White Collar & Corporate Investigation, Privacy & Data Security, Crisis Management and Financial Institutions.
Chris served 24 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) before retiring as Assistant Director of the FBI's Criminal Investigative Division. In this position, he was the top FBI Executive over all FBI criminal investigations including public corruption, corporate fraud, electronic crimes, money laundering, organized crime and financial crime matters.
Following his service with the FBI, Chris directed his attention to security and risk management as the Global Security Director for a multinational financial services company headquartered in Charlotte leading fraud investigations, physical and cyber security, international security, employment screening, enhanced due diligence for significant bank clients and executive protection. Tapping into his FBI experience handling Ponzi, investment and mortgage fraud cases, Chris successfully spearheaded bank efforts that resulted in multi-million-dollar reduction in fraud losses across all fraud categories such as robberies, ATM thefts, anti-money laundering and IT/data security. Clients in the financial sector benefit from his deep understanding of the challenges and highest risk areas for banks and other financial institutions.