Jerrob Duffy rejoined the criminal division fraud section's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit in January 2020 as a senior litigation counsel. Then, six months later he was promoted to a deputy chief in the fraud section, overseeing the newly formed Special Matters Unit, which handles privilege issues.
Duffy previously worked in the fraud section as a senior trial attorney from 2006 to 2011 before joining the Miami US attorney’s office’s economic crimes section as an assistant US attorney.
Duffy has prosecuted several notable FCPA cases, including a $95 million criminal settlement for the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission with telecoms company Magyar Telekom and its subsidiary Deutsche Telekom in 2011. He also worked on the investigation into manufacturing company Tenaris, which agreed to pay $3.5 million in 2011 over improper payments to officials at an Uzbekistan-controlled oil and gas company.
At the US attorney’s office, Duffy prosecuted a variety of cases including securities fraud and money laundering. He prosecuted several individuals who were convicted in a pump-and-dump scheme known as the Shell Factory Fraud. The convicted defendants in the scheme included two securities attorneys and a handful of stock promoters.
Duffy also prosecuted individuals over a $287 million securities fraud scheme involving now-defunct commercial lending business 1 Global Capital. The fraud scheme affected over 3,400 investors across 42 states.
Duffy earned his law degree in 1996 from the University of North Carolina.