Richard T. Jacobs
Assistant Special Agent in-Charge, New York Cyber Branch
Richard T. Jacobs is the Assistant Special Agent in-Charge of the Cyber Branch in the FBI’s New York office. The branch investigates national security and criminal cyber matters and responds to cyber incidents in the New York metropolitan area. In 2014, Mr. Jacobs helped establish the Financial Cyber Crimes Task Force, a multi-agency initiative targeting cyber crime and technology-based fraud schemes.
Following graduation from the FBI Academy, Mr. Jacobs was assigned to New York where he investigated a variety of securities fraud matters. From 2002 to 2005 he played the role of a corrupt stock broker in a market manipulation undercover operation which resulted in the conviction of 49 individuals. In June 2010, he was selected to lead a Manhattan-based securities fraud unit which handled the Bernard L. Madoff and Galleon Group insider trading investigations. He was named Assistant Special Agent in-Charge in October 2014. Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Jacobs was a Risk Manager on Wall Street.