LAW ENFORCEMENT EXECUTIVE/INTELLIGENCE MANAGER | SECURITY CONSULTANT & LIAISON/ATTORNEY-AT-LA
A premier, high achieving and experienced former federal law enforcement manager, security expert with specialized knowledge and experience in the full spectrum of diplomatic relations, private industry/government agency collaboration, and law enforcement tactics, training and strategies. Adept at dealing with highly challenging law enforcement/security situations involving international conflicts and crisis management. Strategic advisor with significant experience in leading large scale, complex investigations and security forces operations. Delivers improvements for personnel performance through effective leadership, training and management. Applies creative approach to current and emerging threats. An experienced attorney and legal instructor with emphasis on government consultancy, administrative matters, real estate, immigration, criminal and law enforcement issues.
RATTIGAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC | Owner
Valley Stream, NY/September 2018 – Present
Comprehensive law practice and law enforcement consultancy with global strategic partners. Offering legal representation in real estate, immigration, entertainment, contracts, criminal, landlord/tenant, matrimonial, child support/custody issues. Provides law enforcement consultancy spanning a wide range of issues including training, intelligence gathering, source development, and strategic planning.
FORTHROCK CONSULTANTS | FOUNDING PARTNER AND DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Jamaica, West Indies/October 2017 – September 2018
Full service law enforcement/intelligence consultancy offering a range of services to the public and private sectors including training (e.g., major case management, surveillance techniques, source development, human trafficking, active shooter) and investigative and support services (e.g., asset recovery, due diligence, risk management, public safety and disaster management, litigation support, anti-corruption, cyber, financial and forensic investigations). The company is also involved with potential stakeholders in Jamaica regarding the establishment of a full-service intelligence center in Kingston.
FBI CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE DIVISION AFRICA/ASIA/MIDDLE EAST TRANSNATIONAL OPERATIONS UNIT | UNIT CHIEF
Washington, D.C./June 2013 – March 2017
Managing and supporting transnational organized crime investigations with an emphasis on money laundering, fraud, cyber-crime, illicit wildlife and diamond trafficking; coordinating with transnational organized crime task forces; developing goals and objectives; conducting performance reviews; collaborating with budget and finance unit; developing, directing and managing investigative, training, and leadership initiatives; coordinating the collection, analysis and dissemination of intelligence products; interacting with foreign/U.S. Intelligence agencies; preparing and presenting daily briefings to FBI executive management; and assigning tactical and strategic resources for field operations.
TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME (TOC) - EAST | ACTING SECTION CHIEF
Washington, D.C./January 2015 – April 2015
Managed the Africa/Asia/Middle East Transnational Operations Unit, Balkans/Eurasian Operations Unit, International Organized Crime (IOC-2) Unit, La Cosa Nostra/Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs/Major Theft unit, and investigative programs to include Italian Organized Crime, Cargo Theft, Antiquities, Gems and Diamonds, and money laundering; developed, managed, and directed investigative and intelligence initiatives; provided daily briefings to senior FBI executives; managed budget and resolved personnel issues; provided leadership, mission objectives, strategies, and support to personnel.
EXECUTIVE OFFICE/FBI TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME SECTION (TOCS) | UNIT CHIEF
Washington, D.C./October 2013 – June 2014
Managed special projects with the FBI Office of the General Counsel and executive office of the Criminal Investigative Division to establish policy and executed Memorandum of Understanding governing the creation of FBI led inter-agency task force. Supervised experts and highly credentialed individuals in managing National Security issues; reviewed proposals and legislations to determine legal and operational impact on Transnational Organized Crime (TOC), and provided legal guidance to senior executives
FBI OFFICE, (LEGAL ATTACHE OFFICE) U.S. EMBASSY | LEGAL ATTACHÉ
Pretoria, South Africa/June 2010 – July 2013
FBI’s chief representative to the Southern African Development Community (SADC), with responsibility for 16 countries (including: South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe); liaised with local law enforcement and intelligence services to ensure the exchange of critical intelligence; established goals and objectives for the LEGAT office and Embassy mission plans for U.S. Embassies in the SADC; facilitated training of regional law enforcement officials; facilitated security apparatus to protect all FBI personnel in the region; contributed to the annual U.S./South Africa Bilateral Conference in the area of law enforcement and training; analyzed threats as a member of the Emergency Action Committee and prioritized response options for the Ambassador and senior staff members; responsible for all FBI operations, budget, inventory, equipment, and assignments.
FBI OFFICE/Jackson Office | ASSISTANT SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE (A/ASAC)
Jackson, MS/February 2008 – June 2010
Managed Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, Cyber, Intelligence, Source Development, and Weapons of Mass Destruction programs; prepared office management for FBI executive office review; enhanced the Intelligence program via training and study tours to learn best practices; facilitated information exchange and assigned personnel to local law enforcement; managed the Administrative program (budgets/employment issues); established productive partnerships with federal/local law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
FBI/New York Office – INTELLIGENCE DIVISION | ACTING ASSISANT SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE (A/ASAC)
New York, NY/June 200 7 – February 2008
Led the newly-created Intelligence Division; responsible for approximately 300 investigators, analysts, translators, and professional staff; coordinated strategies to collect, assess, and disseminate finished intelligence products to pertinent agencies in order to deter, dismantle and disrupt criminal and terrorist organizations; enhanced proactive and predictive criminal analysis.
FBI/New York Office – COUNTERTERRORISM DIVISION | ACTING ASSISTANT SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE (A/ASAC)
New York, NY/June 2006 – June 2007
Managed 500 multi-agency personnel from 42 federal/state/local law enforcement/intelligence/regulatory agencies assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force; responsibilities included interactions with liaison to address present and emerging threats, and protect critical infrastructure in the public and private sectors. Instrumental in the development and enhancement of several initiatives, including: Prison Initiative – FBI/NYPD partnership in the New York prison system that resulted in the collection of critical criminal and counterterrorism intelligence; Technology Initiative – supervised senior operatives and personnel assigned to engage various law enforcement/intelligence agencies and private entities regarding new technology utilized by terrorist organizations and ascertained methods to defeat their technological capability; Field Intelligence Officer Initiative – identified, trained, and assigned Special Agents to law enforcement intelligence centers in the New York area to assist local law enforcement in collecting cross-programmatic intelligence.
FBI/New York Office - COUNTERTERRORISM DIVISION | SUPERVISORY SPECIAL AGENT (SSA)
New York, NY/July 2003 – June 2006
Responsible for Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Bangladesh.
Managed the Central-Asia Counterterrorism program and supervised the multi-agency counterterrorism investigative task force; developed undercover program and enhanced liaison with various foreign law enforcement/Intelligence services to include the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the New Scotland Yard (NSY), and the British Secret Service
FBI OFFICE, U.S. EMBASSY- LEGAL ATTACHÉ OFFICE | LEGAL ATTACHÉ
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia/August 2000 – June 2003
Territorial responsibility included: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, and Oman. Established liaison with local law enforcement/intelligence agencies and enhanced existing relationships. Directed, managed and/or participated in multi-agency investigations including the attack against the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen, October 2000; and the September 2001 (9/11) investigation. Managed security, budget and personnel issues, and coordinated with key embassy components regarding force protection issues; developed goals and objectives for the FBI office and regional U.S Embassies
February 1999 – August 2000
Developed and cultivated relations with foreign counterparts; coordinated and investigated counterterrorism and criminal matters with senior ranking officials in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen and Kuwait; and facilitated training opportunities
FBI CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE DIVISION-JAMAICAN/DOMINICAN DRUG GANGS UNIT | SPECIAL AGENT
New York, NY/June 1992 – February 1999
Participated in physical and electronic surveillance and undercover operations; translated and transcribed live and recorded transmissions for use in intelligence gathering and major prosecutions.
FBI COUNTERINTELLIGENCE DIVISION | SPECIAL AGENT
New York, NY/March 1988 – June 1992
Investigated Foreign Intelligence Officials, their contacts and activities; developed sources; conducted physical and technical surveillance; worked undercover; utilized analysts to advance investigations; established liaison; and conducted joint investigations with foreign/domestic intelligence agencies.
U.S. FBI TRAINING ACADEMY | NEW AGENT
Quantico, VA/December 1987 – March 1988
Attended the FBI Academy’s New Agents Training Class and received training in the following disciplines: criminal procedure and investigations, interrogation and interview techniques, defensive tactics, firearms training, forensics, survival techniques, endurance and strength training.
Juris Doctor, June 1984 – Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C.
B.Sc., Criminal Justice Administration and Planning, June 1981 John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, NY
Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
FBI Agents Association
American Society for Industrial Security
Admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticu