Supervisory Special Agent Marcus Joachim is the Unit Chief for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Economic Crimes Unit (ECU) which now includes the Intellectual Property Rights Unit (IPR). Mr. Joachim 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.
Mr. Joachim in addition to his role in IPR works in the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, Financial Crimes Section. 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, intellectual property rights violations and financial fraud related to the Cares Act. In this role, he works closely with the Department of Justice Fraud Section 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. Joachim joined the FBI in 2008 as an Honors Intern and became a Special Agent in 2009. Following graduation from the FBI Academy, he was assigned to the Los Angeles Division where he investigated mishandling of classified information, theft of trade secrets and espionage. UC Joachim subsequently served in the Director’s Office and Counterintelligence Divisions at FBI Headquarters. Following UC Joachim’s assignment at FBI Headquarters, he was assigned to the FBI Chicago Division, where he supervised a National Security Counterintelligence and Cyber hybrid Squad. Following his time in Chicago, UC Joachim was transferred to the FBI’s Inspection Division, where he conducted Field Office program reviews and investigated allegations of misconduct against on-board employees.
Mr. Joachim is also certified as an FBI Negotiator and Adjunct Professor. He earned a B.A. in Communications from Howard University, a M.A. from the Naval Post Graduate School, and a J.D. from Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC.