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How to Find and Hire a Former FBI Agent

If you have been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in any capacity, there are a number of ways that a former FBI agent can help you. But, how do you find a former FBI agent with the right experience? Once you find the person you need, how do you engage that person to advise your company or professional practice?

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Maybe you received a subpoena or target letter. Maybe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents showed up at your front door. Or. Maybe FBI agents raided your office and seized your business’s or practice’s financial records before you knew what was going on. Whatever the case may be, the FBI is coming after you, and you need to handle your situation accordingly.

Put our highly experienced team on your side

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden

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Attorney-at-Law

John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice

Local Counsel

Joanne Fine DeLena
Joanne Fine DeLena

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney & Former District Attorney

Local Trial & Defense Counsel

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former Federal Prosecutor

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (OIG)

Gamal Abdel-Hafiz
Gamal Abdel-Hafiz

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Chris Quick
Chris Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Kevin M. Sheridan
Kevin M. Sheridan

Former Special Agent (FBI)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Dennis A. Wichern
Dennis A. Wichern

Former Special Agent-in-Charge (DEA)

Is Your Business or Practice Being Investigated by the FBI? If So, You Need a Former FBI Agent on Your Side. 

Given your present circumstances, you think it might make sense to speak with a former FBI agent—someone who can offer inside knowledge regarding the investigation: Why is the FBI investigating? Why is it investigating your business or practice? What can you expect next? What are the risks involved?

And, you are right. 

When facing an FBI investigation, you need to make informed decisions based on reliable advice. This means relying on a federal defense team that includes former FBI agents. Former agents who spent years or decades with the Bureau will be able to offer unique insights into your business’s or practice’s present circumstances and help you make strategic decisions focused on staying ahead of the inquiry. 

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How to Find and Hire a Former FBI Agent: Where to Look

So, how do you find a former FBI agent to advise you during a federal investigation? First, you need to know where to look. The main options are:

1. Google

As with most things, when looking for a former FBI agent or FBI consultant, your first thought might be to type in a search on Google. But, while you will find a few options if you select the right search terms, most of what you will find is information about working for the FBI. This can quickly become frustrating, and it can waste precious time when you cannot afford to be spinning your wheels. As a result, while there is no harm in searching on Google, this is one instance in which you are not likely to find what you are looking for.

2. Social Media

These days, social media is becoming an increasingly-popular option for business and practice owners seeking to engage all types of consultants and service providers. When seeking out professionals in particular, LinkedIn can be a good platform for finding someone and learning about their expertise. 

However, when it comes to looking for former FBI agents, LinkedIn and the other social media platforms leave a lot to be desired. Searching can be difficult, and making contact in a meaningful way (and receiving a prompt response) can be especially challenging. As a result, while you might find more options going this route than you would find on Google, social media is not the best tool for engaging a former FBI agent.

3. Personal Referrals

What about a personal referral? If someone you trust knows a former FBI agent, is a personal referral all you need to get the ball rolling?

While personal referrals are often among the best and most-efficient ways to find reliable professionals, there are a number of reasons why this is not necessarily the case if you need to hire a former FBI agent. For one, when hiring a former agent, you need someone who has specific experience handling investigations similar to yours. The FBI investigates a broad range of federal crimes, and it is entirely possible that a former agent’s experience is entirely irrelevant to your business’s or practice’s investigation. 

Other reasons why personal referrals often are not the best option for finding a former federal agent include: (i) if you need the services of a former FBI agent, this might not be something you want to discuss with your professional colleagues and connections; and, (ii) in many cases, you will need more than just the services of a former FBI agent (more on this below).

4. Federal Defense Law Firms

When looking for a former FBI agent, another option is to research federal defense law firms. A limited number of law firms employ former FBI agents who assist with the representation of their clients. By researching law firms, you can find a team of professionals who can advise and represent your business or practice during the FBI’s investigation; and, equally important, you can review testimonials to learn about past clients’ experiences. 

How to Find and Hire a Former FBI Agent: What to Look For

Once you find a law firm with a federal defense team that includes former FBI agents, how can you be sure that the firm’s former agents have the experience and can offer the insights your business or practice needs? There are a number of factors that are important to consider, including:

  • Years of Experience – Generally speaking, when it comes to hiring a former FBI agent, the more experience an agent has, the better. However, you will also want to see that the agent progressed through the FBI’s ranks during his or her career.
  • Years of Relevant Experience – Since the FBI investigates a broad range of federal offenses, you will want to make sure that the former agent you choose has particular experience investigating the types of offenses for which your business or practice is being targeted. 
  • Affiliation with Former Federal Prosecutors and Other Federal Agents – Since federal investigations often involve multiple agencies, and since federal investigations can lead to federal prosecution, you will also want to choose a former FBI agent who is affiliated with former federal prosecutors and former agents from other federal law enforcement agencies. 
  • Results in the Private Sector – Most former FBI agents who are working in the private sector will have an impressive case list as a federal agent. But, what about their experience representing private companies and professional practices? When choosing a former FBI agent to assist you, you will want to know that the agent has been successful putting his or her prior experience into practice. 
  • 24/7 Nationwide Availability – Federal investigations churn around the clock, and they are not necessarily centered in one geographic location. As a result, when hiring a former FBI agent to assist with your business’s or practice’s investigation, you need to choose someone who is prepared to be available when and where he or she is needed. 

How to Find and Hire a Former FBI Agent: Choosing a Federal Defense Team

Due to the complex challenges involved in defending your business or practice during a federal investigation, if you need to hire a former FBI agent, there is also a high likelihood that you need the services of other experienced federal defense professionals as well. This includes federal defense lawyers who have experience handling investigations similar to yours, as well as former agents with other federal agencies. With this in mind, when choosing a federal defense team, in addition to the factors listed above it is also important to consider factors such as:

  • Overall Years of Experience – How many years has each member of the firm been in private practice? How many years of combined experience do they have investigating and prosecuting federal cases?
  • Federal Focus – Does the firm represent clients in a broad range of matters; or, does it focus its practice on federal investigations, grand jury proceedings, and trials?
  • Geographic Reach – Is the firm capable of deploying resources quickly to meet your business’s or practice’s needs regardless of where those needs arise? 
  • Team Approach – Does the firm assign individual lawyers and agents to individual cases; or, does the firm take a team approach that provides relevant insights and experience when and where they are needed?
  • Success Rate – How frequently has the firm been successful in helping its clients avoid civil and criminal federal charges?

Meet the Former FBI Agents at Oberheiden P.C.

At Oberheiden P.C., our federal defense team currently includes four former agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. When you hire our firm to assist with your federal investigation, the former FBI agents working for your business or practice will include:

  • Chris Quick – Chris Quick is a former Special Agent with the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations Division (IRS-CI). He has particular experience in cases involving allegations of healthcare fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, public corruption, bank fraud, mortgage fraud, espionage, and embezzlement.
  • Kevin M. Sheridan – Kevin M. Sheridan is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent who maintains FBI Top Secret (TS) security clearance. He has particular experience in large-scale, high-profile, and sensitive federal investigations with a particular focus on white-collar offenses.
  • Ray Yuen – Ray Yuen is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent who has over 20 years of federal law enforcement experience. This includes experience in matters involving white-collar crimes, organized crime, counterterrorism, drug and human trafficking, and cross-border matters.
  • Gamal Abdel-Hafiz – Gamal Abdel-Hafiz is a former FBI Special Agent who spent more than two decades investigating international terrorism, national security, and white-collar criminal cases before entering the private sector. He previously held positions at the FBI’s Washington D.C. headquarters and its Dallas Division, and he also served as the FBI Assistant Legal Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Contact Oberheiden P.C.’s Federal Defense Team Nationwide 24/7

If you would like to speak with one of our former FBI agents or any other member of our federal defense team, we encourage you to contact us promptly. For a free and confidential consultation, call 888-680-1745 or get in touch online now.

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