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Department of Justice Veteran Richard Gregorie, Known for Noriega, Medellin Indictments, Joins BRG’s Global Investigations Practice in Miami

January 23, 2019

In more than 40 years at the DOJ, Gregorie played a leading role in fighting drug trafficking

BRG announced today that Richard D. Gregorie has joined the firm as a managing director in its Global Investigations and Strategic Intelligence practice. Gregorie’s distinguished career with the US Department of Justice includes numerous awards and high-profile prosecutions, including indictments of Panamanian General Manuel Noriega and the Medellin Drug Cartel. 

“It’s not every day that you can add someone with Dick’s experience and pedigree—and he knows more about criminal law than anyone I’ve ever met,” said Frank Holder, leader of BRG’s Global Investigations and Strategic Intelligence practice. “Dick has worked on some of the biggest cases in recent memory, involving heads of foreign governments and international drug traffickers. He’s a well-known figure, having testified before Congressional committees and appeared on national television. His impressive experience in such areas as white collar crimes, sanctions and regulatory matters makes him a strong addition to our team at BRG.”

Gregorie began work in Miami in the early 1980s during the so-called War on Drugs, joining the US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Florida as chief of Narcotics. He also served that office as senior litigation counsel, chief Assistant US Attorney, and chief of the Criminal Division. As a result, he has extensive knowledge of money laundering, extraterritorial jurisdiction, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and complex multi-object conspiracies. Before coming to Miami, Gregorie prosecuted organized crime across New England, and he has tried cases related to terrorism, public corruption and fraud over the course of his career. 

Gregorie received an unprecedented three Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Awards as well as the National Association of Former US Attorneys award as the outstanding Assistant US Attorney in the country. As senior litigation counsel and a teacher at the DOJ’s National Advocacy Center, he trained and mentored young prosecutors, and he contributed chapters in the 2011 and 2016 editions of the DOJ’s Federal Narcotics Prosecution Manual

“BRG is regularly involved in high-profile investigations and business intelligence engagements, generating praise as a forward-thinking firm that provides strong expertise and perspectives to clients,” Gregorie said. “My more than four decades at the Department of Justice will dovetail nicely with BRG’s existing work, particularly in matters related to money laundering and the False Claims Act, and I’m excited to provide strategic counsel and serve as a spokesman for BRG.”


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