Monday Jan 23, 2017

Chris Swecker

Attorney/ Former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker Law Offices


Chris Swecker, Esq., has served as Head of Corporate Security at Bank of America Corporation since July 2006. Mr. Swecker also served as Assistant Director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division (CID) beginning in July of 2004, and was also its Acting Executive Assistant Director for Law Enforcement Services.

He entered on duty with the FBI as a Special Agent on June 13, 1982, and following training was assigned to the Charlotte, NC Field Office before being transferred to the Oklahoma City, OK Field Office in May 1983. In March 1985, he was assigned to the Civil Litigation Unit, Legal Counsel Division, at FBI Headquarters where he served in a supervisory capacity. In June of 1987, he was transferred to the Miami, Florida, Field Office where he was a Supervisor and acting Assistant Special Agent in Charge.

In November 1994, Mr. Swecker was designated Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Houston, Texas Field Office where he was responsible for Organized Crime and Narcotics investigations, the Liaison Office to Mexico, all special operations resources and several resident agencies. In February 1998, he became an Inspector in the Inspection Division, and was subsequently designated Special Agent in Charge of the Charlotte, NC Field Office in March of 1999. The Charlotte Field Office covers the State of North Carolina, and serves as headquarters for the City and nine resident agencies.

Mr. Swecker’s varied experiences include acting as on-scene commander for the FBI’s operations in Iraq, for the dismantlement of a Hezbollah terrorist cell in Charlotte and the investigation and capture of Eric Robert Rudolph. From his extensive work on criminal cases — both nationally and internationally — to his role as Special Agent in Charge, Chris has developed a unique understanding for the CID as well as for the evolving mission of the FBI. Mr. Swecker has also served as Director of Allied Security Holdings LLC since December 2009. He is a member of the North Carolina and Virginia State Bars, and is admitted to practice before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. After graduating from law school, he became Assistant District Attorney for the 1st District of North Carolina in September 1981. He received his early education in Virginia Beach, Virginia, earned his Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University’s School of Law in 1981, and received a BS degree in Political Science and Economics from Appalachian State University in 1978.

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