Supervisory Special Agent Jeremy Capello is the Unit Chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Economic Crimes Unit, which encompasses all Intellectual Property Rights matters. Mr. Capello also serves as the FBI’s Deputy Director at the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, where the FBI’s IPR unit is located. He provides strategic direction and oversight for the FBI’s IPR program which is composed of theft of trade secrets, trademark and copyright infringement, and counterfeit goods impacting health and safety.
In addition to his role in IPR, Mr. Capello also works in the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, Financial Crimes Section, where he is responsible for overseeing FBI investigations across the country related to complex financial fraud, securities and commodities fraud, corporate and investment fraud schemes, financial institution fraud, unemployment insurance fraud, elder fraud, cyber-enabled fraud, and financial fraud related to the Cares Act. In this role, he works closely with the Department of Justice Fraud Section and Consumer Protection Branch and regulatory partners at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodities Future Trading Commission (CFTC), and other Federal, State and Local agencies.
Mr. Capello joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 2010. Following graduation from the FBI Academy, he was assigned to the Phoenix Division where he investigated complex financial crimes. Mr. Capello subsequently served in the Human Resources Division’s Leadership Development Program at FBI Headquarters. Following this assignment, Mr. Capello returned to the Phoenix Division where he supervised a multifaceted team of Special Agents, Task Force Officers, Intelligence Analysts and Forensic Accountants targeting the Division’s Complex Financial Crimes and Health Care Fraud programs. Following his time in Phoenix, Mr. Capello returned to FBI Headquarters as the Special Assistant to the Executive Assistant Director of the Human Resources Branch.
Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Capello worked as a marketing executive at a private equity firm. He received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University and an MBA from St. Joseph’s University.