During a forty-two-year career with the US Department of Justice, Richard Gregorie handled some of the most complex prosecutions in the country, including those of heads of foreign governments and high-profile international drug traffickers.
He is best known for his indictments of Panamanian General Manuel Noriega and the Medellin Drug Cartel.
Mr. Gregorie received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award an unprecedented three times and received the National Association of Former US Attorneys award as the outstanding Assistant US Attorney in the country.
Recognized as an expert in money laundering, extraterritorial jurisdiction, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and complex multi-object conspiracies, Mr. Gregorie has testified before Congressional committees. He has also appeared in documentaries and on national television shows, including Frontline, The MacNeil/Lehrer Report, Nightline, 60 Minutes, and The Today Show.
Mr. Gregorie is a graduate of Georgetown University and Georgetown Law Center. He is a member of the bar in Florida, the District of Columbia, and Massachusetts.
Initially recruited to the Southern District of Florida US Attorney’s Office as chief of Narcotics in 1982, Mr. Gregorie also served that office as senior litigation counsel, chief Assistant US Attorney, and chief of the Criminal Division. Prior to that, he prosecuted organized crime cases in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. During his career, he has also tried cases related to terrorism, public corruption, and fraud.
As senior litigation counsel, Mr. Gregorie taught at the DOJ’s National Advocacy Center and trained and mentored young prosecutors. He wrote the chapter “Charging Decisions” in the 2016 and 2011 editions of the DOJ’s Federal Narcotics Prosecution Manual.
Mr. Gregorie has also taught as an adjunct professor at Shepard Broad Law School at Nova Southeastern University and has lectured at law schools and universities throughout the country. He has made dozens of presentations to associations, businesses, and community groups regarding money laundering and international public corruption.